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BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Training Course

BOXFORD Pro/DESKTOP Version 8 Course Tutorials

Written By: Stephen Oddy A032

January 2004

Introduction to Pro/DESKTOP V8Pro/DESKTOP is a feature based solid modelling and assembly modelling package with an inbuilt feature-based drafting package designed to run on a PC. Version 8 differs from previous versions as it is built on the same platform as Pro/Engineer and because of this files can now be transferred between these two packages. The software has three major parts to it being 3D Design, 2D drafting and a 3D Album or visualisation package. All three parts of the software interact and changes made to one effect the others. This is the meaning of Parametric Design. The first package we will look at is the 3D design. Pro/DESKTOP can be controlled using descriptive menu bars or by selecting the options from regular windows pull down menus.

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Pro/DESKTOP DESIGN Menu Bars and FunctionsThe Design Toolbar

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Select line Select Constraints Select Workplanes Select Edges Select Faces Select Parts Draw Lines Draw Circle Draw Rectangle Draw Ellipse Draw Arc Draw Spline Delete Segment

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The Features Toolbar

Extrude Profile Project Profile Revolve Profile Sweep Profile Insert Holes Round Edges Chamfer Edges Shell Solid Draft Faces Use Component

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The Constraints Toolbar

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Dimension Parallel Perpendicular Collinear Tangent Concentric = Length = Radius Fix lines (clamp) Constraints inspector

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The Views Toolbar

Wire Frame Shaded Transparent Enhanced Trimetric Section Auto-scale Auto-scale selection Zoom in Zoom Out View options Toggle back through views Toggle forward through views Tumble

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View Options Drop-down menu

Other useful Pro/DESKTOP features Pro/DESKTOP has comprehensive help tutorials available. These can be used in conjunction with this manual to help understand the software. These tutorials can be found under the Pro/DESKTOP help menu. Other useful features within Pro/DESKTOP are the View and Zoom options available using the centre mouse button or scroll bar. Press and hold the centre button when looking at a design and the drawing can be manipulated: By holding down the mouse centre button and moving the mouse the design is rotated Press Shift and then left click the centre button and the design is dragged on the screen Press Ctrl then click the centre button and you can zoom in and out. Press Ctrl and Shift then click the centre button, this gives a rotate function. By rolling the scroll wheel the zoom function is also obtained.

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Written By: Stephen Oddy A032Boxford Pro/DESKTOP Training Course

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Selecting Lines, Edges, Faces or Components There are some simple rules when relating to selection within Pro/Desktop which are common to all areas of the software. It is important to understand these rules before you proceed with the rest of the course. When selecting any line, edge, face, component or in fact anything within the software the selection tool must first be found and selected from the Design toolbar. Once this is selected, move the cursor over the item to be selected and you will see it turns BLUE. This means it is PRESELECTED. The item coloured blue will be selected if you click the mouse. Once you have clicked the mouse, the line, edge, face or whatever you selected will now be coloured in RED. Red indicates an item is SELECTED. If you now want to drag or move the item you move back over it with the cursor and wait for the cursor to change to indicate the item can be manipulated.

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No edges selected

Edge Pre- Selected

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Features, Sketches and Workplanes To be able to use Pro/DESKTOP you must have an understanding of Features, Sketches and Workplanes. Workplanes The best way to think of workplanes is to think of them as drawing boards. If you want to draw on a face of an object or anywhere in a design first you need to create a workplane or drawing board. When you open a new design, you get 3 workplaces by default. They are the Base, Frontal and Lateral.

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Sketches Sketches are like sheets of tracing paper and are placed on drawing boards. You cannot have a sketch unless it is on a drawing board or Workplane. You can have multiple sheets of tracing paper or sketches on the same drawing board. When you are drawing on one sketch, you can see the lines drawn on other sketches. The active piece of paper or sketch is always highlighted in black in the sketch list. Features

Features relate to solids within a design.

A sketch is used to define a feature. If you create a feature from a sketch then any changes made to that sketch in the future will change the feature. If the sketch is deleted the feature will no longer be able to exist. General Rule When looking at the menu bars on the screen you will notice that several of the icons are coloured yellow. Yellow icons refer to Solids or Features. They allow you to create a feature or select a face, edge or part of a feature.

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January 2004-5-

Example: Sketches and Features If you open a new design then draw a rectangle this is a sketch. The shading or fill indicates that the Sketch is Valid or is OK to use to create an extrusion. With a new design there is an initial sketch created on the base Workplane by default. By looking in the Workplane design tree you can see the active sketch is called initial and is located on the base Workplane.

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If a sketch is NOT VALID because lines overlap or the profile is not a closed boundary then the shading is not shown. The sketch is invalid and must be corrected before you try to make a feature from it.

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Course TutorialsInvalid Sketch Valid Sketch

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If you draw a rectangle then extrude it the resulting solid is a Feature and appears in the Feature list at the top left of the screen.

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Pro/DESKTOP Version 8Feature List showing Extrusion

As designs are created you can select any feature in the list and redefine it at any time. Once the feature is changed you must refresh the design for the change to take effect.

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Right Click to Modify

Click to Refresh design when Green

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If you now draw a circle it will be added to the active sketch, which is in this case the initial sketch.

BOXFORDCircle added to initial sketch The Extrusion we defined is applied to all items drawn on the initial sketch, so as soon as we add to or modify the sketch the Green refresh light comes on. This indicates that the sketch defining a feature has changed and so the design needs to be updated. If we click the Update light the design is updated and the modified feature is shown.

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Click to Refresh design when Green

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Example 2:

Creating New Sketches and Workplanes

When you create a new design the software automatically creates three Workplanes and adds a sketch to the base Workplane. If we draw a rectangle on the initial sketch on the base Workplane and extrude this up we now have a block.

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If we wanted to draw another item and extrude it higher than the block we have we must create a NEW SKETCH to define the new feature. If we add to the existing initial sketch then whatever we draw will be extruded to the same height as the block. Add a sketch to an existing Workplane We need to add a sketch to the base workplane. This is like adding another sheet of paper onto the base drawing board. To do this move the cursor over the Workplane folder named base and Right Click the mouse. Select New Sketch

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Workplane List & Initial Sketch

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Add sketch to Workplane Right click on Base Workplane

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You can now draw some additional geometry on the new sketch and create a new extrusion using the new sketch. The sketch can overlap lines on other sketches an will remain valid. The new extrusion can be any height.

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The Workplane tree and Feature tree show the additional sketches and features.

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New sketch on Base Workplane

New Extrusion in Feature List

Add a sketch and create a new Workplane

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If you want to draw on the top of the cylinder we need to add a sketch to the top face of the cylinder. To do this we must create a workplane or drawing board on this face and add a sketch or sheet of paper to the drawing board. If you