Offset section problem

Discussion in 'Pro/Engineer & Creo Elements/Pro' started by ms, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. ms

    ms Guest

    Hello All,

    I know how to make an offset section in 2001, but Wildfire is baffling. When
    I get to the point to sketch the cutting line the Sketcher toolbar is gone,
    so from the pulldown menubar I select Sketch>line and draw the lines. Then
    I cannot figure out how to exit the sketch mode. Any help would be
    appreciated!
     
    ms, Apr 20, 2004
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  2. ms

    David Janes Guest

    : Hello All,
    :
    : I know how to make an offset section in 2001, but Wildfire is baffling. When
    : I get to the point to sketch the cutting line the Sketcher toolbar is gone,
    : so from the pulldown menubar I select Sketch>line and draw the lines. Then
    : I cannot figure out how to exit the sketch mode. Any help would be
    : appreciated!
    :
    In the model, which is the first and main place to do your sectioning, go to
    'Tools>Model sectioning' to get the interface for creating sections. YOu do
    yourself a favor by having the cutting planes set up ahead of time. You may also
    be able to do your sketching here to create an unfold section (zigzaggy line
    through several model features) in this interface.

    David Janes
     
    David Janes, Apr 21, 2004
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  3. ms

    ms Guest

    So is it not possible to create the section from the detail drawing, as in
    2001? The commands are available in the menu manager, but they seem to lead
    to a dead end.
     
    ms, Apr 21, 2004
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  4. ms

    David Janes Guest

    :
    : : > : > : Hello All,
    : > :
    : > : I know how to make an offset section in 2001, but Wildfire is baffling.
    : When
    : > : I get to the point to sketch the cutting line the Sketcher toolbar is
    : gone,
    : > : so from the pulldown menubar I select Sketch>line and draw the lines.
    : Then
    : > : I cannot figure out how to exit the sketch mode. Any help would be
    : > : appreciated!
    : > :
    : > In the model, which is the first and main place to do your sectioning, go
    : to
    : > 'Tools>Model sectioning' to get the interface for creating sections. YOu
    : do
    : > yourself a favor by having the cutting planes set up ahead of time. You
    : may also
    : > be able to do your sketching here to create an unfold section (zigzaggy
    : line
    : > through several model features) in this interface.
    : >
    : > David Janes
    : >
    : >
    : So is it not possible to create the section from the detail drawing, as in
    : 2001? The commands are available in the menu manager, but they seem to lead
    : to a dead end.
    :
    When you're done sketching, don't you just hit the green check mark to accept the
    sketch, close the model and get back to the drawing view? It should be the same as
    all the other sketcher functions for finishing the sketch, though, I confess, I
    haven't tried this particular view creation technique since i-squared. But it must
    still be there and work if you've gotten as far as sketcher.

    David Janes
     
    David Janes, Apr 21, 2004
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  5. ms

    Alex Sh. Guest


    Select 'Done' at the very bottom of the Sketch Menu and you will be back to
    the drawing window. But really, as David Janes has already said, creating
    the section in the model before inserting a section view into the drawing is
    much easier. After all, in Pro/E you are creating the section in the model
    anyway, regardless of whether you did it in part or assembly mode, or in the
    drawing mode.
     
    Alex Sh., Apr 21, 2004
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  6. ms

    ms Guest

    Thanks Alex Sh.
    I found that Done command buried in the sketch menu. Seems like a very
    non-obvious place for this. A green check mark somewhere on the screen would
    be a welcome improvement.
     
    ms, Apr 22, 2004
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