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Getting Started with Pro/Engineer


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(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and Objectives and concludes with Additional Exercises.)

1. Getting Acquainted With the Pro/E Interface.
Engineering Graphics and Pro/Engineer. The Pro/E Interface. Part Files and Pro/E. Changing the Orientation of a Model. Displaying a Model. The Use of Mapkeys. Printing. Summary and Steps for Using Various Interface Options.

2. Basic Model Construction With Features.
Solid and Thin Features. Datum Planes. Sketching. References. Dimensioning a Sketch. Changing the Units of a Part. The Dashboard. Tutorial # 2.1: A Vise Handle. Tutorial #2.3: A Tension Plate. Tutorial #2.4: Hold Down Clamp Arm. Tutorial #2.5: An Angle Bracket. Redefining a Feature with Edit Definition. Summary and Steps for Using the Sketcher.

3. Models with Multiple Features.
Datum Planes and Multiple Features. Symbols Used in the Regeneration Process. The Use of Relations. Tutorial #3.1: A Bushing. Tutorial #3.2: Base Features for a Propeller. Tutorial #3.3: A Shifter Fork. Tutorial #3.4: A Second Extrusion for the Shifter Fork. Tutorial #3.5: A Third Extrusion for the Shifter Fork. Tutorial #3.6: A Fourth Extrusion for the Shifter Fork. Datum Planes Added by the User. Summary and Steps for Using User-Defined Datum Planes.

4. Adding Holes to Base Features.
Adding Holes in Pro/E. Tutorial #4.1: Adding Holes to the Angle Bracket. Tutorial #4.2: A Coaxial Hole for the Bushing. Tutorial #4.3: A Coaxial Hole for the Propeller. Tutorial #4.4: A Plate with a Counterbored Holes. Tutorial #4.5: A Pipe Flange with a Bolt Circle. Tutorial #4.6: A Hole on the Inclined Plane of the Rod Support. Summary and Steps for Adding Holes.

5. Options That Remove Material: Cut, Neck and Shell.
Adding a Cut. Adding a Neck. Using the Shell Option. Summary.

6. Options Which Add Material: Flange, Rib and Shaft.
Flanges. Ribs. Shafts. Summary.

7. Fillets, Rounds and Chamfers.
The Use of Rounds and Fillets. Chamfers. Summary.

8. Pattern, Copy, Group, and UDF.
Using the Pattern Option. Using the Group Option. The Copy Option. User-Defined Features. Summary.

9. Reorder, References, Suppress and Layer.
The Reorder and References Option. Layers and Features. Suppress and Resume. The Resolve Option. Summary and Steps for Using the Options in This Chapter.

10. The Drawing Mode.
Drawings and Formats. Adding Dimensions and Text to a Drawing. Auxiliary Views and Pro/E. Summary.

11. Creating a Section.
Creating and Placing a Section. Summary and Steps for Creating a Section.

12. Adding Tolerances to a Drawing.
Adding Traditional Tolerances to a Drawing. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Summary and Steps for Adding Tolerances to a Drawing.

13. Datum Points, Axes, Curves and Coordinate Systems.
Constructing a Datum Axis. Datum Coordinate Systems. Datum Points. Using Points in the Sketcher. Datum Curves. Summary.

14. The Revolve Option.
Revolved Sections. Conic Sections. Summary and Steps for Using the Revolve Option.

15. Feature Creation with Sweep.
The Sweep Option. Helical Sweeps. Sweeps Along a Datum Curve. Summary and Steps for Using the Sweep Option.

16. Blends.
The Blend Option. Swept Blends. Summary and Steps for Creating Blends.

17. Cosmetic Features.
Pro/E Cosmetic Options. Summary and Steps for Adding Cosmetic Features.

18. Surfaces, Drafts, Lips, and Ears.
Adding a Draft to a Base Feature. Ears. The Lip Option. Surface Quilts. Summary and Steps for Using the Options Considered in This Chapter.

19. Assemblies and Working Drawings.
Creating an Assembly File. Creating Parametric Assemblies. Assemblies with Multiple Parts. Creating Parts in the Assembler. Offsets and Additional Constraints. Exploded Assemblies. Adding Offset Lines to Assemblies. Adding an Assembly to a Drawing. Bill of Material (BOM) and Balloons. Summary and Steps for Dealing with Assemblies.

20. Engineering Information and File Transfer.
Defining and Assigning Material Properties. Model Analysis. The Measure Option. IGES File Transfer. Summary and the Steps for the Options of this Chapter.


The Sketcher Mode.

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Originating from an introductory engineering graphics and computer aided design (CAD) course, this text uses examples from different areas in the engineering sciences. Through the use of tutorials, exercises, and examples, the author shows students how to communicate design ideas graphically. Updated to be compatible with the latest Pro/ENGINEER 2001 release.

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