Top down assembly with skeleton model in pro engineer.

following general steps to make top down assembly from skeleton model

  1. Step 1:

    create component in assembly mode then select skeleton model

  2. Step 2:

    choose default options and click ok

  3. Step 3:

    skeleton model appears in assembly model tree right click and open it

  4. Step 4:

    capture the outline of assembly in skeleton model

  5. Step 5:

    save and close your skeleton

  6. Step 6:

    back to assembly again create another part this time select solid in subtype

  7. Step 7:

    choose default options here.

  8. Step 8:

    place the component wherever you like,it's not known at this stage as where component will be placed,it can be tweaked later

  9. Step 9:

    open this newly placed part from model tree

  10. Step 10:

    to copy geometry from skeleton part navigate insert>shared data>copy geometry

  11. Step 11:

    i have not published geometry from assembly so have to turn off this option

  12. Step 12:

    from reference tab browse to skeleton part ,you can use default options here

  13. Step 13:

    from reference tab browse to skeleton part select geometry whatever you need to make part

  14. Step 14:

    make part with copied geometry save and close

  15. Step 15:

    when you save the part,it appears in assembly,same way do it for other geometry.

  16. Step 16:

    completed assembly