Original Date: 09/14/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Design Standards for Pro/Engineer
Raytheon Missile Systems Company (RMSC) implemented standard design modeling practices so that Pro/Engineer modeling software could be effectively used throughout the company. This standardization fosters a “Design Anywhere, Build Anywhere” philosophy. Pro/Engineer is a powerful software package for making 3-D models of parts. Data contained within a Pro/Engineer file can be transferred directly to machining and engineering centers for analysis, using finite element analysis functions. However, the software program requires the use of skilled operators for inputting data. Technicians and engineers must also be consistent in their representation of hardware details. If drawn incorrectly, hardware features can cause defects downstream in manufacturing (e.g., machining operations), despite appearing to be accurate in the graphic file representation. Even the simplest part can be misrepresented if standards are not followed.
Using a Standards Team, RMSC incorporated many standards including Start Files; Standard Configuration Files; Modeling Method Manuals; and a Fastener Library.
The Start Files consist of: Start Part a baseline part creation with standard view and datum definitions, and standard layering convention
Start Assembly a baseline assembly creation with standard view and datum definitions, and standard layering convention
Start Sheet Metal a baseline manufacturing creation
The Standard Configuration Files consist of: Configuration Pro standard load point configuration options with facility specific options available
User Configuration Pro templates with additional configuration options
Project Configuration Pro templates with additional project specific configuration options
The Modeling Method Manuals consist of: Modeling Methods a manual describing basic Pro/Engineer functionality for standard modeling procedures
Advanced Modeling Methods a manual describing advanced and module-specific functionalities
The Fastener Library consists of data files for 28,000 initial parts such as nuts, pins, screws, and washers. RMSC is currently creating additional data files for connectors, inserts, and rivets.
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