I have been talking to a user today who has shown me a bunch of Lego models he created in Pro/ENGINEER for practicing while at university. I have seen many Lego items recently, not only here in PlanetPTC Community, but also other fun stuff, like the Buzz Lightyear model.
So my question for today is: do you use Pro/ENGINEER in your spare time to create fun stuff? Or maybe the job that pays your rent IS fun?
What is the coolest item you have ever designed with Pro/ENGINEER?
Let us know! Can't wait to see your models 🙂
what a coincidence :).
Just today I created a group for the "fun-stuff".
The group is called "Alfred's scale world".
I would be happy, if you could join the group and share your stuff.
Maybe you could bring buzz Lightyear with you (awesome model) .
Good idea! Just joined your group, Alfred - thanks for the invitation.
However, I am "just" a marketer - though I have acquired a certain knowledge of Pro/ENGINEER over time, I have no education in mechanical engineering. So I rather collect the stuff from others and give it visibility than create my own 😉
I can't be the only person who has used PROE to prepare for DIY projects around the house. Anybody else model up their own house?
Nope Matt, you're not the only one.
I've modeled pieces of my house for projects, and then tons of other stuff like Jeep parts, book shelves, tables, garden layouts and other goofy stuff. Usually I'll get them done enough just to get through the difficult portions and then get to work. I'll have to clean up some to put up here.
I'm building up a CAD model of my house - it's coming in very useful as we slowly fix it up!
Unfortunately I can't afford my own licence of Pro/E, and I can't really spend time on that at work; so I'm using Sketchup instead...
Bart Brejcha and I built a Lego Racer for a Pro/E class I had Design-Engine run for us. The project was to create geometry with out specific dimensions. Just to figure out how to create parts. After the class Bart and I resized/recreated the design, until we left the model in a restaurant.
Here are some pictures:
I would upload the model except the zip file is 54MB and the limit is 50MB.
Maybe I will try after I post this message.
I added it as two zip files. The MudHopper1.zip file has the main assembly in it. MudHopper2 has some of the part files.
I've used the Pro/Homeowners & Pro/Landscape modules many times! From designing and building a deck to finishing a basement (lots of Pro/Cabling work for the circuits). I'm just now putting the finishing touches on a sprinkler design for my back yard, complete with repeat regions with relations and summations to tell me how much pipe I need, how many of each fitting, etc.
I usually use these projects to try out new Pro/E releases. I'm using WF4 at work, but doing my sprinkler layout with WF5 to get used to some of its features before I roll it out for our users.
Wow! And I thought I geeked out on Pro/E! Kudos to you Dan! It sounds like you are pushing Pro/E to the limits by making it do some really unexpected stuff!
Great racer Paul. I love it .
I would be happy if you could join my group "Alfred's scale World" ( http://communities.ptc.com/groups/alfreds-scale-world ) and share a bit more of your fun stuff with us.