Design & Tech CAD


Level 1 Modelling

Level 2 Modelling

Level 3 Modelling

Assemblies

Engineering Drawings

Views
Detailing
GA's and BOM
BOM - Sub Asm
Explode States

Spline curves
Printing
3D Data Standards
 

CNC Machining

Simulation

Rendering

Others

 


Printing Engineering drawings

Printers:

A4 in XX001
A3/A4
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