Sketching and Protrusion


  • Select the Extrude Tool icon from the tool bar at the right of the screen, as shown in Figure 1.2.
  • Select the Sketcher icon from the extrusion tool bar on the dashboard at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select the plane labeled FRONT.  This will allow you to sketch in the xy plane and extrude in the z direction.
  • Click the Sketch button from the Section pop-up menu.  Pro/E will switch to Sketch Mode, and you will see the screen as shown in Figure 1.4.
  • Close the References Dialog.
  • Select [Sketch] -> [Options] from menu bar. The dialog shown in Figure 1.5 will pop up.  Turn ON the [Grid] and [Snap To Grid], and click the green check button.
  • Select [Sketch] -> [Intent Manager] from the menu bar.  This will bring up the Menu Manager shown in Figure 1.6.
  • Now sketch the shape shown in Figure 1.7. Select [Line] from GEOMETRY menu of the Menu Manager.
  • Use the left mouse button to click points A, B, C, D, E, F and A shown in Figure 1.7. After clicking these points, press the mouse middle button.
  • Select [Regenerate] from SKETCHER menu of the Menu Manager.
  • Zoom in using the wheel on the mouse or by moving the mouse up and down while holding CTRL and middle mouse button.
  • Move the sketch to the center of the screen by moving the mouse while holding the middle mouse button and the Shift key.
  • Now set the size of the shape. Follow the steps below:
  1. Select [Dimension] from SKETCHER menu.
  2. Click Edge2 and Edge6 with the left mouse button, and then click point A with the middle mouse button.
  3. Click Edge1 and Edge5 with the left mouse button, and then click point B with the middle mouse button.
  4. Click Edge2 and Edge4 with the left mouse button, and then click point c with the middle mouse button.
  5. Click Edge3 and Edge5 with the left mouse button, and then click point D with the middle mouse button.
  • Select [Regenerate] from SKETCHER menu.  The dimensions of the part will be shown as in Figure 1.9.
  • Select [Modify] from SKETCHER menu.
  • Click the number that is circled by A shown in Figure 1.9. Then type the correct dimension underneath the toolbar. In this case, type 200 in the text box, and click the check button.
  • Similarly, change the number that is circled by B to 200, by C to 50, and by D to 50.
  • Select [Regenerate], and then Select [Done] from SKETCHER menu.  Pro/E will exit Sketcher Mode.
  • Type in 100 into the extrusion depth box on the dashboard and click check button.
  • Select [View] -> [Orientation] -> [Default Orientation] from menu bar. If you followed the instructions correctly, you will see the three-dimensional image shown in Figure 1.11.
  • While there is no real undo option in Pro/E, the model tree can be used to modify features you have already created.  Right click on the part you wish to alter, and select [Edit Definition] from the list of options.  You can then alter the part.
  • Select [File] -> [Save] from menu bar and click the check button at the bottom of the screen to save the part.
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