PTC.COM? Or you could try
lists a lot of resources. Or, maybe the following will be of some help. It
can be found in a Nov. 23 reply by Jeff Howard to a question of "Pro/e help,
training, tutorials and other resources":
For help with Pro/e, start with this. It's the user area of the PTC website
has several free introductory tutorials on WF & WF2:
The three listed below provide professional training courses on every
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
CADquest, on the other hand, is textbook based with downloadable training
Those from CADTRAIN and CADquest are full, PTC-style courses and parallel
course structure. Frotime, which also does CBT, has shorter, more partial
style training. They're approaching course structure by offering several
on the same functionality, such as Surfacing 1, 2, & 3 and Advanced
2, & 3. With each costing around $15 and a Surfacing Subscription (6-8
costing $60, they have pricing structure suited to invididuals who don't
corporate resources behind them. In addition, about one into course in each
Community Colleges and Universities: PTC has an extensive network of schools
either train students in Pro/e software or use it to teach
drafting/modelling/engineering/design. If you know of such a school, they
have an Educational License which lets them offer any course taught by PTC.
a peek at the educational version and what it contains:
has the advantage of spreading what would normally be a 40 hour sprint
a ton of new material over an 8-12 week period. Lot's more opportunity to
comfortable with the software and likely new concepts of design, lots more
time and time to ask questions of an experienced user. It's where I got most
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,
provide a good, broad overview of working with WF2. All by professional
and teachers. Lamit, for example, has been teaching Pro/e for over a decade
Anza College, Cupertino CA (Silicon Valley) and has written several books on
Pro/e. Toogood's authored most of the Student Edition Tutorials since
least. These guys know Pro/e.
Student Edition from Journey Ed:
$150, you get the Flex3C version of the software ($20,000 retail value),
files and one of the above books on CD with training files in SE format.
the first, and for a while, the only major player in solids modelling, with
Student Edition of the program plus a longstanding, comprehensive training
accessible from the SE. On your own PC, with complete autonomy, you have
access to the entire power of Pro/ENGINEER design software. And most PCs,
decent, OpenGL-compatible graphics card, can do the job.
't underestimate learning it straight "from the horses mouth". Don't know
it takes to sign up for this, probably a year's maintenance/support
paid in advance. Still, if you've got it, this is a valuable resource: what
get in a class, no travel involved, all you need is a terminal with pro:
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'
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;
some stuff on websites, but most is out of date, scattered, fragmentary,
elements of a comprehensive training program, and, of this, the community
PTC/USER Email 'Exploder'
ProECentral has an active colllection of forums
Engineering Tips has a forum for each major CAD software, including Pro/e
Also called Pro/e User, this site is a collection of useful links plus a
site with, as are most, outdated files. Would be nice if they actually
'they' are) tried to develop this thing. For example, they've got a list of
called "Companies that use Pro/e". The list is lame: extremely partial and
incomplete, missing big users in many areas. If they decided to be a little
active, open, and responsible, they'd enlist the help of actual Pro/e Users
correct their list so that it could be a valuable and reliable resource.
Here's one suggested by Michael Corbett; though it's not tutorials, it is
Part of thomasregister.com has models as well.
Thanks for taking the time, David.
A few more (maybe useful) links ...