This short tutorial gets you started creating a rod with Pro/ENGINEER. To create rods you can use the Extrude feature. An extruded feature is a three-dimensional geometry that is created by projecting a two-dimensional section at a specified distance normal to the sketching plane. The section can represent a protrusion or a cut, that is, it can either add or remove material.... (Show more)(Show less)
One of the more commonly overlooked analysis types is the One-Sided Volume Analysis. This is a great way to leverage the associative properties of Pro/ENGINEER for what may seem like an otherwise obscure task; calculating volume. While the Mass Properties can give you the overall volume of a model, the One-Sided Volume analysis takes things one step further, and provides a more practical analysis result, the usable volume of a container. The following will outline how to quickly setup and make use of this type of analysis feature. (This works best with shelled geometry).... (Show more)(Show less)
PTC University Expert Model Analysis (XMA) deepens your understanding of PTC Creo Parametric and PTC Pro/ENGINEER models with the push of a button. Using multiple measures in 50 different areas of analysis, XMA enables you to understand the level of complexity in your models and identify areas for optimization. A 30-day free trial for XMA is now available so you can test this great tool - and your models!