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Derivative Models

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There may be situations when we may want to create a CAD model that is based on or has some relation to an existing model. For example we may want to create a new part for flat state of a sheet metal part or create a mirror copy of an existing part. For such derivative models Pro/E provides a number of tools. In this chapter we will discuss the following tools available

  •  Merge Feature
  • Inheritance Feature
  • Shrinkwrap Feature
  • Mirror Functionality

 

   

EXERCISE 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a single component that represents the weldment of several components by using the Merge feature.
  • Investigating the external references created by a Merge feature
 
Assembly of Components



Weldment

EXERCISE 2

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a single component that represents the weldment of several components by using the External Merge feature.
  • Investigating the external references created by an External Merge feature
 
Assembly of Components



 Weldment

EXERCISE 3

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating an Inheritance model and suppressing the unwanted features.
  • Creating a casting model for a part that will required machining operations later.
   
Finished Part



Casting Model

EXERCISE 4

The topics covered are as follows.

  • How to change the dimensions of features in an Inheritance model.
  • Suppressing unwanted features in Inheritance part
  • Adding features in Inheritance Part
   


EXERCISE 5

The topics covered are as follows.

  • How to create a flat sate part of a sheet metal part by using the Inheritance feature.
 
Sheet Metal Part

 
Flat State Part

EXERCISE 6

The topics covered are as follows.

  • How to create a mirrored part
 
Source Part

Mirrored Part
 

EXERCISE 7

The topics covered are as follows.

  • How to create a mirrored part when it is slightly different from the source part.
    

 

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