Pro/ENGINEER Drafting Software: STHENO/PRO – 75% Discount

 

Author: admin

A full license of STHENO/PRO, the “powerful drafting software” of Pro/ENGINEER, is now available with 75% discount for users who are using the free trial version. This is until August 31, 2010. CAD users are becoming aware of the benefits that they can get from this offer. Customers use STHENO/PRO in their Pro/ENGINEER to secure, edit, and manage, among other functions, their raster and DXF/DWG data.


Reference:
“CAD Schroer Announces 75% Off DXF/DWG and Raster Editing 2D CAD for Pro/ENGINEER® Users.” CAD CAM News. 6 July 2010. 15 July 2010 <http://www.cadcamnews.in/2010/07/cad-schroer-announces-75-off-dxfdwg-and.html>.

 

 

Pro/ENGINEER – A Parametric, Integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE Solution

Author: admin

 

First name/version and build number: Pro/ENGINEER (Autofact 1987 premier) R 1.0

Most recent name/version and build number: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire R 4.0

Pro/ENGINEER is a “parametric, integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution created by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). It was the “first to market with parametric, feature-based, associative solid modeling software.” It is an “integral part of a broader product development system developed by PTC” and a “feature based modeling architecture incorporated into a single database philosophy with advanced rule based design capabilities.”

Pro/ENGINEER, which is very useful in mechanical engineering, design, and manufacturing, was developed by Dr. Samuel P. Geisberg, and it became the “first successful rule-based constraint (sometimes called ‘parametric’ or ‘variational’) 3D CAD modeling system.” It is supported by Microsoft Windows and UNIX platforms. Its functionalities include NC and tooling design, surfacing, routed systems design, etc. It uses a “rich and powerful design approach,” called the parametric modeling approach, which ultimately allows “design automation and the optimization of design and product development processes.” The approach is very useful when a prescriptive design strategy is very critical to a design process.

Model data in Pro/ENGINEER can be used for finite element analysis, rapid prototyping, tooling design, and CNC manufacturing. Without conversion, data among CAD, CAE, and CAM modules can be interchanged. Engineering drawings in Pro/ENGINEER are fully associative, which allows users to change a design at any stage of the development process, thereby producing a design, analysis and manufacturing engineers who are “working in parallel.” Fully associative engineering drawings allow an accurate modeling of a product and its bill of materials.

Capabilities of Pro/ENGINEER are divided into three types: engineering design, analysis, and manufacturing. Pro/ENGINEER also provides tools (aside from general geometry tools) for other integrated design disciplines and for incorporating ECAD designs into 3D modeling environments. It also allows the use of concept design tools that range from conceptual industrial design sketches to comprehensive freeform surface tools to provide industrial design concepts. It considers things such as human factors and design optimization in the development of a product. Pro/ENGINEER is well-equipped with tools for manufacturing such as tooling design and simulated CNC machining and output. It also includes options for die-casting and progressive tooling design. Pro/ENGINEER connects to other products of PTC such as Windchill, ProductView, Mathcad, and Arbortext.


Reference:
“Pro/ENGINEER.” Wikipedia. 2010. Wikimedia Foundation. 8 July 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro/ENGINEER>.

 

 

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Books

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  • Rizza, Robert. Getting Started with Pro/Engineer Wildfire. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2005.
  • Lamit, Louis Gary, and James Gee. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0. Toronto: Thomson, c2007.
  • Kelley, David S. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Instructor. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2007.
  • Lamit, Louis Gary, and James Gee. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0. United States: Cengage Learning, c2009.
  • Lamit, Louis Gary. Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0. Stanford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2010.
  • Kelley, David S. Pro/Engineer Wildfire Instructor. 1st ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2005.
  • Adewale, Ajayi O. Solid Modeling using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, c2006.

Pro/ENGINEER Spark Analysis Extension Helps Deliver Safer Products in Less Time

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Five Things You Should Know About 3D CAD Software

Blog - Pro-E

You may be spending most of your time making design changes
instead of creating new designs. But with the right 3D CAD
software, you can solve this problem – and quite a few others.
If you’re a design engineer working in a “typical” manufacturing company, you may be spending
60% to 80 % of your time updating and optimizing old designs, or making changes for ECOs,
instead of creating new designs. Industry-wide studies and PTC surveys confirm this startling fact.
With such a significant portion of your day devoted to design changes, you need a 3D CAD
system that simplifies and speeds the change process.
But this is just one of many challenges design engineers can solve by using more advanced 3D
CAD software. Here are five essential characteristics of a best-in-class 3D CAD system and how it
will enable you to focus on what you do best: design great products.

From: http://www.ptc.com/WCMS/files/86879/en/3966_Five_Things_EN.pdf

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pro/ENGINEER Spark Analysis Extension Helps Deliver Safer Products in Less Time

Blog - Pro-E

by Jerry Fireman

Clearance and creepage errors are commonly discovered by product safety engineers. But undetected clearance and creepage problems can result in product recalls and warranty expenses. At worst they could lead to injury with resulting litigation and damage to your company’s reputation.

Clearance and creepage analysis is all about ensuring that sufficient insulation is provided so that electrical current will not jump between two conductive parts, potentially causing injury or damage. More specifically, clearance analysis identifies the shortest path between two conductive parts or between a conductive part and the outer surface of an enclosure when the distance is measured through air. Creepage analysis identifies the shortest path along the surface of the insulation.

Read all contents

From: PTC Express (www.ptc.com)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Books

Blog - Pro-E
  • Rizza, Robert. Getting Started with Pro/Engineer Wildfire. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2005.
  • Lamit, Louis Gary, and James Gee. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0. Toronto: Thomson, c2007.
  • Kelley, David S. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Instructor. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2007.
  • Lamit, Louis Gary, and James Gee. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0. United States: Cengage Learning, c2009.
  • Lamit, Louis Gary. Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0. Stanford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2010.
  • Kelley, David S. Pro/Engineer Wildfire Instructor. 1st ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2005.
  • Adewale, Ajayi O. Solid Modeling using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, c2006.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pro/ENGINEER – A Parametric, Integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE Solution

Blog - Pro-E

 

First name/version and build number: Pro/ENGINEER (Autofact 1987 premier) R 1.0

Most recent name/version and build number: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire R 4.0

Pro/ENGINEER is a “parametric, integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution created by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). It was the “first to market with parametric, feature-based, associative solid modeling software.” It is an “integral part of a broader product development system developed by PTC” and a “feature based modeling architecture incorporated into a single database philosophy with advanced rule based design capabilities.”

Pro/ENGINEER, which is very useful in mechanical engineering, design, and manufacturing, was developed by Dr. Samuel P. Geisberg, and it became the “first successful rule-based constraint (sometimes called ‘parametric’ or ‘variational’) 3D CAD modeling system.” It is supported by Microsoft Windows and UNIX platforms. Its functionalities include NC and tooling design, surfacing, routed systems design, etc. It uses a “rich and powerful design approach,” called the parametric modeling approach, which ultimately allows “design automation and the optimization of design and product development processes.” The approach is very useful when a prescriptive design strategy is very critical to a design process.

Model data in Pro/ENGINEER can be used for finite element analysis, rapid prototyping, tooling design, and CNC manufacturing. Without conversion, data among CAD, CAE, and CAM modules can be interchanged. Engineering drawings in Pro/ENGINEER are fully associative, which allows users to change a design at any stage of the development process, thereby producing a design, analysis and manufacturing engineers who are “working in parallel.” Fully associative engineering drawings allow an accurate modeling of a product and its bill of materials.

Capabilities of Pro/ENGINEER are divided into three types: engineering design, analysis, and manufacturing. Pro/ENGINEER also provides tools (aside from general geometry tools) for other integrated design disciplines and for incorporating ECAD designs into 3D modeling environments. It also allows the use of concept design tools that range from conceptual industrial design sketches to comprehensive freeform surface tools to provide industrial design concepts. It considers things such as human factors and design optimization in the development of a product. Pro/ENGINEER is well-equipped with tools for manufacturing such as tooling design and simulated CNC machining and output. It also includes options for die-casting and progressive tooling design. Pro/ENGINEER connects to other products of PTC such as Windchill, ProductView, Mathcad, and Arbortext.


Reference:
“Pro/ENGINEER.” Wikipedia. 2010. Wikimedia Foundation. 8 July 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro/ENGINEER>.