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Do you need  to create a feature Blend Section to Surfaces?
Here is video with a few steps:



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Hole on surface

Posted by VladimirPalffy Jun 1, 2011

Do you need  to create a hole on any surface?
Here is video with a few steps:



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Do you need create and customize your own texture?

Here is a few steps



Do you need create a custom 3D text offeset from the surface...



... and do not know how to do it?

See this short video:







3D Center Line

Posted by VladimirPalffy Apr 20, 2011

Do you need a 3D Center Line (3D Datum Axis) on a Circular Shape or a General shape? Here are a few steps  - my tips tricks


Circular Shape



General Shape



Additional library parts for Arbortext IsoDraw 7.1


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A few simple steps to define a linear servo motor.



Note: At the end of the video you can seen variants output (capturing).

Two parts of a few simple steps how you can create an illustrations from 2D CAD data.
(Vector illustration of baffle in Arbortext IsoDraw Foundation from 2D drawing and reference pictures)
Part 1
Part 2

Have you seen this video?



I assumes that, yes.

Do not hesitate to download the attachment and try to play billiards with Creo Elements/Pro 5.0



Note: You can set position of billiard cue (by datum plane) and set new position of all ball with Drag Components. Velocity of billiard cue is in Initial Conditions (feature in Mechanism Tree).

Good luck.

Create Driving Dimension

Posted by VladimirPalffy Feb 28, 2011

Short video where you can see a few simple steps how you can create 3D Driving Dimension:



A few simple steps how you can create an illustrations from 3D CAD data.

(Automated design of vector graphics illustrations directly from 3D CAD data)



Slovenská video-verzia (Automatizovaná tvorba grafických vektorových ilustrácií priamo z 3D CAD dát):


Create patterned elements on a curve in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 it seems impossible? Here are some simple steps to create Curve Pattern in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0


1. Creating a control curve:
It can be any continuous curve (sketched curve, curve through the points, ...).
Insert > Model Datum > Curve...




2. Create Point on the curve:

Insert > Model Datum > Point... Select the newly created curve (remember to select the whole curve). Set offset type Real and the value of starting point  [20].




3. Create Point Pattern :

Choose a point on the curve and the right mouse button to choose Pattern. Leave the type (Dimension Pattern),  select the dimension and enter increment value for Point Pattern [30].




4. Create Tangent Axis through the Point:
Insert > Model Datum > Axis... Using multiple choice (using CTRL) select the first point on the curve and curve.




5. Create Datum Plane through the Axis:
Insert > Model Datum > Plane...  Select the newly created Axis and perpendicular plane.




6. Create feature(s) for Pattern (use newly created Datum Plane for sketch orientation):




7. Create Reference Pattern of all features (Axis, Datum Planes and features from item No. 6)
Note: You can make a Group Pattern or select individual features separately.




8. Save the part and erase the memory.




User defined springs

Posted by VladimirPalffy Feb 9, 2011

Use the Trajpar Parameter with a Variable Section Sweep


You need your own spring, which is defined by its own shape?



Create a new part with an extruded elliptical surface and a linear datum curve


1. Create a new part called elliptical_spring.prt. Use the default template.
2. Create an extruded surface with open ends (extrude it both sides using the dimensions shown below)




3. Create a sketched datum curve through the center of the surface. Make its length the same as the extruded surface.




Create a helical surface with a Variable Section Sweep


4. Select created curve, then Insert > Variable Section Sweep...
5. In the dashboard for Variable Section Sweep click Sketch ikon.
6. Sketch the linear section shown in the picture below. Do not exit from Sketcher.




7. In Sketcher, click Tools > Relations... The Relations menu appears and the Sketcher dimensions appear in the symbolic format.
8. Create new relation: sd3=trajpar*360*6




Note: where sd3 is replaced with the dimension symbol for the angular dimension on your section. This relation will cause the section to revolve around the trajectory six times through 360° as it is swept along the length of the trajectory.


9. Complete Feature.




Create a datum curve at the intersection of the two surfaces and use it to create a swept surface


10. Select extrude surface and swept surface, then Edit > Intersect...
12. Hide both surfaces (extrude and swept surface) and Sketch feature




13. Create new feature: Insert > Variable Section Sweep... (Sweep as solid with Constant section). Select the datum curve created at the intersection of the surfaces as the trajectory. Sketch a circular cross section with a diameter (10).




14. Save the part and erase the memory.

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