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ProE help needed

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Dec13-04, 04:52 PM
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How do you cut threads in ProE ?

I'm weaning myself off of AutoCAD, and I'm very new to ProE, so please give as detailed a reply as possible.

PS : I can think of one way to do this, using the "helical sweep" tool, but I'm sure there must be a better way.
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Nevermind...I just found out that ProE does not have e tool for drawing threads because the additional surface area results in giant file sizes. So it only has a "cosmetic thread" display - showing the min and max diameters, just like in AutoCAD.

Anyway, the helical sweep tool works reasonably well (you actually have to trick ProE by introducing a tiny mismatch) for drawing threads, but it takes a little time, and there are problems at the start and end of the threads. Thius can, in most circumstances, be overcome by threading a greater length and taking off the excess, by either slicing or subtracting.


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