Design & Tech CAD

Level 1 Modelling

Level 2 Modelling

Level 3 Modelling


Engineering Drawings

GA's and BOM
BOM - Sub Asm
Explode States

Spline curves
3D Data Standards

CNC Machining





Printing Engineering drawings


A4 in XX001
in XX031
A0 at IT Services

Print dialogue window

To ensure the sheet print 1:1 - Print > Configure > Model > Full Plot

If there's an issue, you can centralise the border on the paper using the Offset options

Config options

To adjust line weight on laser printers - Tools > Options > pen[n]_line_weight

Pens 1 to 8 are assigned to different drawing entities

pen1 - solid edges - set to 2 as default but as long as you haven't got too much small detail [lines will overlap] might be better set to 3

pen2 - dimensions

WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get.

Turn off reference geometry - planes, axis, csys, points.

Hide datum curves - use your layers


Printing to PDF

The Save as PDF option directly from ProE is not brilliant - it may show hidden line and axis as solid dependent on the scale of your view - something to do with working in metric units!

In XX001/2 > File > Print and choose the PDF generator in the printer list - this will give you a better PDF.  You may have to tinker with the Pen Weight options as mentioned above




Loughborough Design School Sean Kerslake 2011