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am new to pro-e please help me to
learn software.
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suryakjadhav
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Hey dumbass, its very easy to learn. Come on over to my house and I'll show you how to use it. It should only take a couple of minutes. I'm at 478 Elm Street, Chicago, IL. See you at 7.
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madcadman
Pro/E is set up so you can't learn it on your own. The help system is all but worthless. You are expected to spend thousands of dollars on training and maintenance fees if you really want to be fully productive. Usually a multi-day training class is required just to get started.
If you are looking for a CAD program that is easier for a layman to pick up, I would suggest SolidWorks. It includes an assortment of short tutorials, the help system is informative and well-organized and the interface is much more intuitive and consistent.
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CADaholic
It's replies like this that HAS KILLED this forum.
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Fork Road
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Agreed. When a dewey-eyed puppy comes onto the forum it is not constructive to just haul off and kick it.
I found "other mid range fat girl"'s reply to be much more constructive.
In that vein, one of the self-training options mentioned was "CADTRAIN Coach". This self-paced CBT was what my company sprang for, and it is one of the best CBTs I have ever seen. I got up and running in ProE with just this, and just the "Modeling", "Advanced Modeling", "Detailing" and "Advanced Detailing" modules. There's plenty more in there to teach you the sophisticated stuff too.
I don't know how much it costs, but as a trainer, I'd highly recommend this Coach-- I think you could learn 90% of what you need to know to use ProE, and come here to the forum for the last few advanced details.
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Lehnsherr
Hey dumbass, its very easy to learn. Come on over to my house and I'll show you how to use it. It should only take a couple of minutes. I'm at 478 Elm Street, Chicago, IL. See you at 7.
Nice to know that someone on Pro/e wages can afford the neighborhood around Seward Pk. Course, it used to be all industrial, only recently rehabbed. But isn't that when the rents spike!?! BTW, what happened to the old Morton Salt plant on Clyborn? Ya know, before they tore down Riverside, there used to be a plant along the Chicago River that outfitted gunboats, or maybe it was torpedo boats, for WWII. Boy, has that river side changed.
David Janes
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Janes
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Agreed. When a dewey-eyed puppy comes onto the forum it is not constructive to just haul off and kick it.
I found "other mid range fat girl"'s reply to be much more constructive.
In that vein, one of the self-training options mentioned was "CADTRAIN Coach". This self-paced CBT was what my company sprang for, and it is one of the best CBTs I have ever seen. I got up and running in ProE with just this, and just the "Modeling", "Advanced Modeling", "Detailing" and "Advanced Detailing" modules. There's plenty more in there to teach you the sophisticated stuff too.
I don't know how much it costs, but as a trainer, I'd highly recommend this Coach
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Janes
Hi am new to pro-e please help me to learn software.
The following has been posted for years to help such as you find your way through the Help maze. BTW, Cadtrain was bought by PTC, so now, it's available on their website as part of the offerings of PTC University:
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For help with Pro/e, start with this. It's the user area of the PTC website which has several free introductory tutorials on WF & WF2:
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The three listed below provide professional training courses on every function within Pro/e, including on Intralink PDM. All offer project-based, hands-on training. CADTRAIN is strictly CBT, everything online, downloadable training files, Camtasia based demos, onscreen tutorials with screen captured graphics. CADquest, on the other hand, is textbook based with downloadable training files.
Those from CADTRAIN and CADquest are full, PTC-style courses and parallel PTC's course structure. Frotime, which also does CBT, has shorter, more partial tutorial style training. They're approaching course structure by offering several tutorials on the same functionality, such as Surfacing 1, 2, & 3 and Advanced Surfacing 1, 2, & 3. With each costing around $15 and a Surfacing Subscription (6-8 tutorials) costing $60, they have pricing structure suited to invididuals who don't have corporate resources behind them. In addition, about one into course in each series is free.
CADTRAIN
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CADquest
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Frotime
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Community Colleges and Universities: PTC has an extensive network of schools that either train students in Pro/e software or use it to teach drafting/modelling/engineering/design. If you know of such a chool, they likely have an Educational License which lets them offer any course taught by PTC. Here's a peek at the educational version and what it contains:
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It has the advantage of spreading what would normally be a 40 hour sprint through
a ton of new material over an 8-12 week period. Lot's more opportunity to get
comfortable with the software and likely new concepts of design, lots more tube
time and time to ask questions of an experienced user. It's where I got most of my
formal training; I highly recommend it.
Numerous books, one by Roger Toogood, another by L. G. Lamit and several
specifically on sheetmetal with WF2. All available on Amazon for under $60, they
provide a good, broad overview of working with WF2. All by professional writers
and teachers. Lamit, for example, has been teaching Pro/e for over a decade at De
Anza College, Cupertino CA (Silicon Valley) and has written several books on
Pro/e. Toogood's authored most of the Student Edition Tutorials since I-squared at
least. These guys know Pro/e.
Student Edition from Journey Ed:
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for $150, you get the Flex3C version of the software ($20,000 retail value), help
files and one of the above books on CD with training files in SE format. Pro/e was
the first, and for a while, the only major player in solids modelling, with a
Student Edition of the program plus a longstanding, comprehensive training program
accessible from the SE. On your own PC, with complete autonomy, you have full access to the entire power of Pro/ENGINEER design software. And most PCs, with a decent, OpenGL-compatible graphics card, can do the job.
PTC University:
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Don't underestimate learning it straight "from the horses mouth". Don't know what
it takes to sign up for this, probably a year's maintenance/support agreement,
paid in advance. Still, if you've got it, this is a valuable resource: what you'd
get in a class, no travel involved, all you need is a terminal with pro: complete,
comprehensive, convenient. Sit at home and learn from PTC. I think this is
extremely cool. Just like their webcasts, 'How to' and 'Tips and Tricks' sessions.
PTC offers, directly, and indirectly supports, more educational and training
opportunities than any other corporation on earth. The user community lags
pitifully behind; not much in the way of free, user developed tutorials and
training resources available out there. I've heard of some university stuff; also,
some stuff on websites, but most is out of date, scattered, fragmentary, partial elements of a comprehensive training program, and, of this, the community offers nothing.

PTC/USER Email 'Exploder'
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ProECentral has an active colllection of forums
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Engineering Tips has a forum for each major CAD software, including Pro/e
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Also called Pro/e User, this site is a collection of useful links plus a download
site with, as are most, outdated files. Would be nice if they actually (whoever
'they' are) tried to develop this thing. For example, they've got a list of sites
called "Companies that use Pro/e". The list is lame: extremely partial and highly
incomplete, missing big users in many areas. If they decided to be a little more active, open, and responsible, they'd enlist the help of actual Pro/e Users to correct their list so that it could be a valuable and reliable resource.
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Here's one suggested by Michael Corbett; though it's not tutorials, it is resources
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Part of thomasregister.com has models as well.
David Janes


Thanks for taking the time, David.
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technology.calumet.purdue.edu/met/tickoo/faculty/proe/proe-wf/proe-wf.htm
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