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Unformatted text preview: Lab 1: Pro-ENGINEER Part Modeling Erik Phillips, H i r o s h i Y a m a g u c h i Part 1: Setup Spring 2009 In the HAC lab, Pro-E is located under the start menu. Start Menu – Programs – Engineering Applications – Pro Engineer The first thing to do after the program finishes loading is to assign a working directory. It’s recommended that you bring a flash drive, and create a folder on it for your part and other files. In the top left corner of Pro-E, look for: File – Set Working Directory Navigate to find the folder you created, double-click on it, and then press OK . Now, it’s time to create a part. In the top left of the main Pro/E screen, press: File – New The following menu should appear. Keep everything as is, and enter a name of your choosing for the part. Then press OK (*Note – the template controls the units. Default uses inches for length, and pounds for force. Un-clicking the template box will open up a menu to change units. For this lab, stick with default) A blue screen should appear. If it’s not already selected, click on the ‘ Datum planes on/off ’ button to toggle on a 3D set of planes (the button should be on the top of your screen): You should now see this: You can rotate the three dimensional planes with the following controls: • Translate: Hold down Shift and the Middle Mouse Button , and then move the mouse • Rotate Planes: Hold down the Middle Mouse Button , and move the mouse • Zoom: Scroll with the Middle Mouse Button To return things to their original view: • Click on the ‘ Saved view list button ’ along the top of the screen: (it’s the one with the little ‘AB’ on it) And select ‘ Default Orientation ’ from the menu that appears. We’re going to create the part by choosing one of the three planes, sketching a 2D picture on it, and then pulling it out into a third dimension....
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- Spring '09
- blue line, Pro/E, middle mouse button