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mfpaul

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I'm new to Wildfire (last used 2000i in 2000 and have been on SW since then) but I'm getting back into the swing of things with a new job and Pro/E.

Despite the fact that I have to relearn how to do a great number of things, from a modelling perspective everything I could do in SW I can still do in Pro/E.

However, I haven't been able to find out how to do one thing I will do a lot. I work on plastic parts that have several pieces that fit together. each piece follows the same contour (as in front and back housing). In SW, I would create a part that contained the base geometry and then even add a parting line draft at the parting line or lines. I would then create a new model, insert this base part as my first feature and then cut the appropriate half away. this way, the front and back housings were locked together so if I wanted to change the physical size of the housing I changed the base part and then everything else updated.

How can I do this or something similiar in Pro/E? I really don't want to have several models that are supposed to be identially sized or shaped and manually have to enter dimensions as necessary effectively making more work and more areas where error could appear.

thanks

Michael
 

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» I'm new to Wildfire (last used 2000i in 2000 and have been on SW since
» then) but I'm getting back into the swing of things with a new job and
» Pro/E.
»
» Despite the fact that I have to relearn how to do a great number of
» things, from a modelling perspective everything I could do in SW I can
» still do in Pro/E.
»
» However, I haven't been able to find out how to do one thing I will do a
» lot. I work on plastic parts that have several pieces that fit together.
» each piece follows the same contour (as in front and back housing). In SW,
» I would create a part that contained the base geometry and then even add a
» parting line draft at the parting line or lines. I would then create a
» new model, insert this base part as my first feature and then cut the
» appropriate half away. this way, the front and back housings were locked
» together so if I wanted to change the physical size of the housing I
» changed the base part and then everything else updated.
»
» How can I do this or something similiar in Pro/E? I really don't want to
» have several models that are supposed to be identially sized or shaped and
» manually have to enter dimensions as necessary effectively making more work
» and more areas where error could appear.
»
» thanks
»
» Michael

Hello mfpaul:

We found an answer for you on our partner site www.MCADCentral.com. Here is a link to the complete thread:
http://www.mcadcentral.com/proe/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=29964&TPN=1

jeff4136
Posted: 18 February 2006 at 4:34am | IP Logged Quote jeff4136
How they might go about it (as well as other "top down" methods) will depend on whether or not they have AAX (I believe; don't have it myself).

If working without AAX, they'll probably want to work within the context of an assembly (master geometry in a part or just as assy features) and use some copy / merge function (WF / WF2; there will be differences in available options).
 

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Response from MCADCentral.com...

» I'm new to Wildfire (last used 2000i in 2000 and have been on SW since
» then) but I'm getting back into the swing of things with a new job and
» Pro/E.
»
» Despite the fact that I have to relearn how to do a great number of
» things, from a modelling perspective everything I could do in SW I can
» still do in Pro/E.
»
» However, I haven't been able to find out how to do one thing I will do a
» lot. I work on plastic parts that have several pieces that fit together.
» each piece follows the same contour (as in front and back housing). In SW,
» I would create a part that contained the base geometry and then even add a
» parting line draft at the parting line or lines. I would then create a
» new model, insert this base part as my first feature and then cut the
» appropriate half away. this way, the front and back housings were locked
» together so if I wanted to change the physical size of the housing I
» changed the base part and then everything else updated.
»
» How can I do this or something similiar in Pro/E? I really don't want to
» have several models that are supposed to be identially sized or shaped and
» manually have to enter dimensions as necessary effectively making more work
» and more areas where error could appear.
»
» thanks
»
» Michael

We have a response from our partner site www.MCADCentral.com. Here is a link to the complete thread:
http://www.mcadcentral.com/proe/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=29964&TPN=1

jayuy
Posted: 19 February 2006 at 9:30pm | IP Logged Quote jayuy

You have to use copy geometry from other model, using this command you can copy any feature from other parts, in your case for example you have a housing and you want to use the inner surface for cutting to your new part just use the command, proe will as you for a reference part then open the housing and select the inner surface/s and use the surface to cut your new part, whatever change you make from your housing your new part will automatically update. Hope it helps

Jay
 

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Use copy geometry from other model

The Support Desk has found another answer to your post.

You have to use copy geometry from other model, using this command you can copy any feature from other parts, in your case for example you have a housing and you want to use the inner surface for cutting to your new part just use the command, proe will as you for a reference part then open the housing and select the inner surface/s and use the surface to cut your new part, whatever change you make from your housing your new part will automatically update. Hope it helps

jayuy
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