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Behavioral Modeling Extension by mloew
Posted: 4 Oct 03 (Edited 8 Jul 04)

I believe that the Behavioral Modeling Extension functionality for Pro/E is one of the best features of that software and certainly one of the most misunderstood. Here is some information I have compiled to make better use of the BMX functionality.

The syntax for relating the analysis features is as follows:

parameter_name:FID_analysis_feature_name

Thus, if you were using the "length" parameter from a analysis feature "Analysis1"; it would be:

length:FID_Analysis1

A listing of the functions used in relations can be found at the PTC Technical Support Knowledge Base. Note: you must have maintenance to search the knowledge base.

Here are some links to free information from PTC available on the web:
  • Pro/ENGINEER Behavioral Modeling
  • PTC Tips and Tricks: Solving Engineering Problems with BMX
  • Using a User-defined Analysis and Behavioral Modeling Extension to Maximize Projected Areas (video)
  • Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0: What's New -- User-defined Input for Multi-objective Design Studies


  • And these from the PTC Customer Care Zone:
  • BMX Tutorial (downloads a .zip file)
  • Customer Care E-Newsletter: Pro/ENGINEER Behavioral Modeling Extension (BMX) & Solving Engineering Problems w/ BMX


  • Links to articles:
    Profiles Magazine:
    Put an End to Endless Iterations with Behavioral Modeling
    by Dana Coombs, SYNTHES Maxillofacial
    Using Pro/ENGINEER's Analysis Feature Effectively
    By Asim Rashid, Wahid Industries Limited
    Desktop Engineering Magazine:
    Building a Better Bicycle
    By Louise Elliott



    Please let me know if you find any other information that I should add to this list.

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