Surface Replacement Using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0

New dashboard command options for surface replacement

by Louis Gary Lamit, May 28, 2004
Excerpted from Lesson 10 of Introduction to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0.
Published by Schroff Development Corporation, SDC Publications

The following tutorial involves creating parts, an assembly, and drawings, using a set of Pro/E commands that walk you through the process systematically. Instructors will find the text short enough for a one-term Engineering Graphics class at the university level and comprehensive enough for a full in-depth class on Pro/ENGINEER at a technical school or community college. Industry users will find the text valuable for a smooth transition from Pro/E 2001 or Pro/E Wildfire, to Pro/E Wildfire 2.0. Two direct modeling lessons have been included to increase modeling speed and reduce unnecessary menu picks

Part Model Sixteen (PRT0016.PRT) (Surface Offset)

NOTE: Click on an image marked with an asterisk * to enlarge it.

Figure 10.17(a) Sketch the Circle and Rectangle *

Figure 10.17(b) Modified Values *

Figure 10.17(c) Dynamic Trim (drag the cursor over the sketch entities you want deleted) *

Figure 10.17(d) Add Constraints and Dimensions *

Figure 10.17(e) Modified Depth (25) *

Figure 10.17(f) Round Edges *

Figure 10.17(g) Surface Extrude Dashboard Options and Values *

Figure 10.17(h) View Direction

Figure 10.17(i) Sketch a Spline Curve  *

Figure 10.17(j) Add Symmetry and Modify the Dimension Values *

Figure 10.17(k) Surface Preview

Figure 10.17(l) Select the Front Surface

Figure 10.17(m) Select the Front Surface (Hidden Line)

Figure 10.17(n) Offset: Replace Surface Feature

Figure 10.17(o) References Tab

Figure 10.17(p) Pick on the Extruded Surface*

Figure 10.17(q) Completed Offset  *

Figure 10.17(r) Pick Edge

Figure 10.17(s) Shift and Pick the Front Surface

Figure 10.17(t) Completed Rounds

Figure 10.17(u) Select Bottom Surface

Figure 10.17(v) Completed Part

About the Author

Louis Gary Lamit is currently a full-time instructor at De Anza College in Cupertino, Ca., where he teaches Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/SURFACE, Pro/SHEETMETAL, Pro/NC, and Expert Machinist. Mr. Lamit has worked as a drafter, designer, numerical control (NC) programmer, technical illustrator, and engineer in the automotive, aircraft, and piping industries. He is the author of over 30 textbooks, workbooks, tutorials, and handbooks. For more information see: CAD-Resources (Louis Gary Lamit and Associates) Website:; Email:

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