Bringing more text and font styles into proe/ creo

ProE/ Creo has some default font types in part and drawing modes. These font types are good to go when you just type notes in drawings or you just want to have a text in place not bothering about the type of font or style. But when your design has a focus on the text style these default font types wont help you. There are many stylish font types available in windows and also on the Internet. You can use these fonts in your design if you want to and ProE gives an easy option to do that.

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List of mechanical CAD softwares (Commercial and Free)

Here is the list of CAD softwares that are focused mainly on mechanical design and parametric modeling. Although majority of the mechanical CAD market share is dominated by Autodesk, PTC, Dassault and Siemens, there are many other small and medium scale CAD packages which are very useful and economical for small industries. It is important that you invest on the right CAD package. So lets see some of the CAD softwares that are available for mechanical stream.

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Drawing setup file and Drawing properties

Config.pro is a configuration file which controls the behavior of the Creo/ Pro-E as a whole. In other words, this file is the master control file. There is a specific file that controls the behavior of the drawings alone. It is called a Drawing Setup File, and has a .dtl extension. It controls typically the text height, text thickness, cross section arrow length, thread standard, arrow style, tolerance display style etc. in a drawing.

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Making 2D orientation default for sketching in Creo

In ProE versions when you go inside sketcher directly or through any other feature, it first opens the sketch setup window and asks you to select the sketching plane and its orientation. When you are done with the selection it takes you inside sketcher with the specified 2D orientation.

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Difference between flat wall and flanged wall – Sheetmetal (ProE/ Creo)

Here is the basic explanation for the two sheet metal options.

Flat Wall → Gives you control over the profile of the wall.

Flange wall → Gives you control over the cross section of the wall.

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Greater than or equal to, less than or equal to symbols in drawing notes

There are two ways to get Greater than or equal to, less than or equal to symbols inside notes. I take the text type “Symbol” to explain this topic since it is available in proe by default. You can try other fonts too but it will cost you some more time.

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Hatching using draft entities

To hatch the rectangle, Select all 4 line entities manually by holding ctrl key or by selecting them all at one using box. Next, you need to click the hatch/fill button. This button is only active when you select a draft entity. Normally it is grayed out.

This button is available at two locations in Creo as shown in the picture below. Marked with thick red box in the picture.

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