What is Pro/Engineer software?
Pro/E Wildfire is generally referred as a parametric, feature-based solid modeling system.
It is a set of programs that are put together to design, analyze and manufacture an infinite possibility of products in the virtual world. Though the application has stretched its limits into a host of Industries as Shipbuilding in the recent past, the core efficiency of the software is in providing solutions for the Mechanical designing. It helps to precisely create design and model creation and production of engineering drawings.
Besides the drawings feature, the software is widely used to create a variety of piping layouts, mold designs, metal operations, wiring harness design and other more. These actions are carried out with the help of multiple modules Pro/E offers. Some of the important modules of the software are Behaviour Modeling Extension (BMX), Mechanical Design Kinetics, Mechanical Design Extension, Pro/Mechanica which is an add-on package.
Some of the important attributes of the Pro/E software are
- Feature-based software: It means the software enables the user to create various parts and assemble them. In this process, Pro/E supports the user intention with physically meaningful attributes such as holes, slots, extrusions, rounds, sweeps and more. These features make a great deal of difference as working in a two-dimensional drawing interfaces using splines, arcs, polygons or circles.
- Parametric Features: The term means that the part of the geometry or assembly are driven by the numeric values assigned to the attributes of its features. It means users can redefine or edit the supplied features of an existing geometry at any time.
- Solid Modeling: It means users can generate a high-end computer designed three-dimensional model that matches exactly with the object in the real world. The important point here is the virtual object will have mass and inertia and a specific value of density. The solid modeling goes to an extent, where if you make any changes in the geometry as drilling a hole in the model, the software intelligently identifies the areas where the change will effect and instantly creates the changes in the model.
The software is launched several years ago and over time, PTC has brought in sophisticated changes that kept up with time and stood with the technological advancements of the Industry. The program looks like a windows replica making it one of the user-friendly interfaces. The workflow has also been enhanced with the introduction of mouse clicks and mouse gestures that help to speed up the working process. The Direct modeling mode of operation helps to create features very simply with several predefined tools. There are other sets of features that help the internet users to readily collaborate with the software.
It may be rather intimidating for beginners to read about the various functionalities and levels of working modules in Pro/E. The software is designed to cope up with the levels of intricacy mechanical and Industrial Engineers go through every single day. While the ecosystem is an intricate experience, the software will definitely try to bring down the puzzling areas of the domain and give you a clear idea to make your job easy. You can easily comprehend the software if you are already aware of any Computer Aided Designing (CAD) interfaces. If not, it is just a matter of days for you to understand and flow freely with this comprehensive software.
Mastering Pro/ Engineering Software
This is a comprehensive course focused on detailing about the world class Pro/Engineering Solid modeling and Parametric software. It helps you to gain knowledge from the very basic level of the application to let you apply it in a most complex working atmospheres as mechanical engineering. You will come across a large set of tools and features that will make you an efficient student in the Pro/Engineering software.
Section 1: Introduction
In this first section of the Pro E training course, we will introduce you to the software and give you a detailed explanation about where can be the software used and what are the Industries that are extensively working on Solid Modeling and Parametric software. Later in this section, we will take you through the Interface of the Pro E software and introduce you to the Menus, Windows, and workspace of the application
During the lecture about the interface, we will teach you about the Main graphics are, show you how commands are entered in the software, talk about the display controls. Some other parts of the UI you will understand are the Navigator window, Navigator Controls, Browser Controls, Right Tool chest, Sases, and message area.
Section 2: Pro Sketcher Toolbar
In this part of the tutorial, you will come to know in depth about the Sketcher Toolbar. You will learn about the number of the tools that are available in the toolbar and comprehend the importance of each tool in creating a solid model. At this level, you will gain information about the working of the tools but you will learn to put them to use in the later lectures.
Section 3: Sketcher Constraints
As you are already aware of the Sketcher toolbar and the tools, it is time to take you through the constraints of the software. Here, we will introduce you to the constraints that help to build and assemble the objects. You will learn how to work on the dimensions and geometrical constraints in the last parts of this session.
Section 4: Sketch Example
You will gain a practical advantage of the tools and constraints you have learn so far in this course. We will take you through a practical teaching method applying most of the tools you learned so far in the first two sessions. You will see designing an example from scratch.
Section 5: Basics of ProE
Once you gained a fair amount of knowledge about the basic tools and constraints of Pro E. We will introduce you to the workflow of the software. You will learn about the common and most used techniques of the software. Later you will learn about the ProE screen in detailed explained about the tools, windows and features available on the interface. You will also know about the terms and definitions of the application.
Section 6: Additional 2D Sketches
This section is concentrated on teaching the entire 2D sketch features of the Pro E software. We made five comprehensive video lectures for a section to deal with very basic structures from drawing a line to the most complex 2D objects. By the end of this section, you will come to know about the drawings and how to edit and manipulate them as per your requirement.
Section 7: Introduction to Part Module
This section is entirely dedicated dealing about the Part Designing. We take you through some of the simplest and complex tools in the Pro E application. By the end of this session, you will master the Part designing tools and be in a condition to design base level parts.
Session 8: Engineering Features
At this point of the tutorial, you are introduced to the Engineering features of the software. You will come across some of the beneficial points which are extensively used by the Mechanical Engineers or in the workflow where products are designed in the virtual platform.
Session 9: 3D Model for Engineering Feature
In this final lecture of the course, we discuss the crucial topics about generating 3D Model for Engineering Feature. You will have a detailed idea about comprising the elements of 2D and 3D and an exhaustive lecture about creating 3D Models.
Requirements of Pro/Engineer course
- You should have a Windows based OS anything above Windows XP Home Edition. You may also use SUN Solaris 64 bit OS.
- One of any Processors (CPU) can be used : Intel Processor – Pentium, Xen, Core Duo/Core 2 Duo including the quad-core chips. AMD Processors – Opteron Dual Core/ Quad – Core.
- The Disk space recommended is 2 GB on the lower end and it can go up to 3 GB on the higher end.
- Main Memory (RAM) should be minimum 2 GB and higher. Though there are few assumptions in the Industry that for a low-end model of the software, you can start with 512 MB RAM. We recommend you to start with a 2GB RAM.
- CPU speed of 2.4 GHz is good to start with.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are compatible to access the internal support files of the software.
- An Opel GL graphic card is a tested model and recommended by PTC for robust performance of your machine.
- On a personal level, a prior knowledge of 3D space will help you understand the 3D Technology quickly.
- Your passion for learning and zeal for creativity with help you master the application easily.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I choose Pro/ Engineering over SolidWorks?
Both Pro/ Engineering and SolidWorks are Industry best software when it comes to standard solid modeling subjects. But there are always certain corners where you expect a tough competition between the two products.
Pro/ E has definitely had the advantage being the first software designed in this domain. That gives us a brief idea that SolidWorks at some point is surely inspired by Pro E and many tools and features of the software could have been implemented in later designed software packages as SolidWorks or AutoCAD. The software was developed and nurtured over years to become the strongest solid modeling application. It evolved over time with several features and upgraded plenty of them. The core efficiency of Pro-E software comes in upgrading its performance from time to time rather serving more tools and features. It gives Pro E an easily accessible interface and workflow.
- Can I learn this course without having an idea about CAD or 3D Interface?
Coming to that point, you have to make a choice of learning the course at some time. It doesn’t have to do anything with your 3D skills or CAD knowledge; you should start it some time. There is absolutely no reason for asking experience for this course. You can start learning the course and gain the experience from Pro E. However, it is one of the user-friendly interfaces that you will come across. With our detailed lectures, you will quickly learn to adapt to the interface.
Honestly, I have been waiting for comprehensive software like this on Pro/Engineering subject. I tried several other online tutorial sites but the amount of information they provide is very limited and the course is not designed in a detailed method. Thankfully, my friend suggested EDUCBA and when I had a look at the curriculum I understand the course will be in detail. The Instructor is highly patient to engage in every bit and part of the software and the level of detail he explains the concept blows my mind. I strongly recommend you to go for this course. It’s the best you can get in Pro / E .
At first, I thought I made a wrong choice taking the course online. I don’t have an idea about the 3D Interfaces and I never knew any Computer Aided Designing software. It came to me hard to understand the interface and live with it. But the method of training the Instructor gives me is fantastic, he made me understood that things will be rough a bit in the beginning and you will cope up with the situation very quickly. Now, I am able to work on every module of the software as good as a pro. Really quick and up with all hotkeys and short cut methods. Great course, great lectures.
|Where do our learners come from?|
|Professionals from around the world have benefited from eduCBA’s Mastering Pro/Engineer Software Courses. Some of the top places that our learners come from include New York, Dubai, San Francisco, Bay Area, New Jersey, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, London, Berlin, UAE, Chicago, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Gurgaon among many.|