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Proe in plastic design ?

Proe in plastic design ?

Proe in plastic design ?

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Any where or site i can find some tips, tutorial or article on plastic design with proengineer especially those regrading to surfacing ?

RE: Proe in plastic design ?

Chris,
   This is a topic very close to my heart.  Unfortunately I have yet to find a good place and/or book that addresses using Pro/E Surfacing for the creation of Plastic parts.  In particular, I have a need to use it for reverse-engineering Industrial Design models into fully surfaced files.  We have had in-house training, and spoken to others that use Pro/E in this manner with limited success.  Our best results seem to be working one-on-one with individuals experienced in the art.  (Not easy to come by...)

   If you have any luck I would love to hear about it.  Also, if anyone has advice and/or websites that they could point me to that deal with turning scanned data into USEFUL Pro/E surfaces (as opposed to big, dumb lumps) I would appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks,
Bob Kerila, PE

RE: Proe in plastic design ?

We have recently been using a Romer arm to generate a point cloud from a solid piece (usually a worn ground engaging tool).  Then a surface is generated, I believe by using splines.  Finally a solid is made from this.  I get involved after the solid has been generated at which time we make a scale model part for testing in a soil bin.

Several years ago I spend 4 hours with an expert creating just 1 of the many splines from points generated on a light table.  We now let someone else do that part.  It is an art.


Dave

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