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Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Is there an easy way to create a knurled surface in WF 4.0? Here is a jpg of what I'm trying to knurl.

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Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Hello Christian

If you need to create knurl, use standard features: Sweep cut (1. Crate Curve >>> 2. Insert>Sweep>Cut and than you can Pattern created features).

Second option: Create Helical Sweep feature.


Vladimir.

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

... maybe easy way is create custom color defined with knurl texture (download here or here)

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Vladimir,

Your texture suggestion is a clever idea; I've done something similar in the past by just patterning crossed helical datum curves on the surface, but the texture is even better.

David

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Christian,

Check this out for details:

http://www.ptc.com/cs/cs_25/howto/agf362/agf362.htm

Just be aware that including a lot of knurls, like including a lot of threads, in a model can impact regeneration time.

If a cosmetic approach such as the one Vladimir suggested works for you, you are probably better off.

David

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Hello Christian

I am inclined to believe that it is better to have cosmetic features as the full geometry (in this case)

Vladimir

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

I'm trying to create a custom color using the JPG I downloaded but can't seem to figure it out. Is it possible to do this in WF 4.0?

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Hello ChristianChristianSmith

Do you need create and customize your own texture with Pro|ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0?

Here is a few steps

Video Link : 1910

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Excellent video Vladimir!

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Very helpful thank you. I was trying to do something like that years ago and never figured out how, the secret is finally revealed.

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Hello Christian

I'm glad I could help. Have a nice day and see you sometimes again

Vladimir

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Very nice video.

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Great video, thank you for that. I just followed your wildfire video to get my Creo app to show knurls. I wasn't able to find the "color placement/Positioning" dialog though.

Color_Placement.JPG

Would you happen to know anything about Creo and how I can get to that same functionality?

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Editing texture with Creo Parametric 1.0

Video Link : 2344

Here is short video tutorial: Editing texture with Creo Parametric 1.0

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

Ah....ha...!!! Thank you Vladimir, that is just what I needed! Have a great day.

Re: Creating a knurled surface in WF 4.0

You are welcome, Carol

Have a nice day too.

Vladimir.

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy
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