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Pro/ENGINEER Basic Terminology

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Pro/ENGINEER is:



Feature-based -- Pro/E builds the model one feature at a time. A feature is the smallest building block in a model. Building your model with simple features makes your part more flexible.



Associative -- Changing the design at any level will automatically change the design at all levels. For instance, you can change a dimension in a drawing, and the resulting change will be reflected in the part and assemblies instantly.



Parametric -- Features of the model are interrelated. Modifications of a single feature propagates changes in other features as well, preserving your design intent. A relationship between features develops when one feature references another and is known as a parent/child relationship.
 

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