By golly, we’re getting it! Team Duct Tape and Berkeley Prep RoboBucs members enjoyed a second day of ProE expertise from McCormick-Stevenson engineers. Nat McCormick was especially helpful with his informative and enthusiastic guidance.
Team members will continue to fine tune their knowledge of ProEngineer throughout the summer and hope to be able to completely design their robot using ProE in the new season.
In the meantime, Team Duct Tape members will be showcasing both their fledgling CAD skills and their prowess on the playing field at the upcoming PTC Users World Event in Orlando next weekend, where we’ll be providing game play demonstration throughout the event, and giving a team presentation to conference attendees the morning of June 9.
We’ll also be touring Electronic Arts in Orlando on the 9th. It just keeps getting better and better!
Many, many thanks to McCormick-Stevenson for all your guidance and encouragement, and for the great treat of pizza for lunch! We’re grateful and happy to count this great engineering firm among Team Duct Tape sponsors and supporters!
We made more progress understanding the assembly process in ProEngineer, this past weekend, with members’ practice designs taking (recognizable!) shape. We enjoyed meeting up with Berkeley Prep coach Keith Walka and team member William, who gamely jumped in with us to wrestle with orientations and attaching parts.
We came up with a list of things we’d like to understand better about ProE, for when we meet up with McCormick-Stevenson engineers later this week., including learning how to better:
- Modify a small part of a design
- Save assemblies properly
- Add parts in Windchill
- Create patterns with nuts
- Replicate or reuse an assembly multiple times within a single drawing
- Differentiate between mirroring, flipping and rotating
- Model a design
- See exploded views and
- Understand representations
We can’t wait to meet with McCormick-Stevenson!