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springs in assemblies

I have a spring file that I down loaded from Lee Spring. how can I stretch the spring to the two attach points of my assembly. I mostly want it to look right in the drawing.
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Flexible components

Hi William, it depends on how the spring is modelled. Ideally there is a parameter that drived the length. If so you can assemble it (axis and connect to one side with whatever references you have) and then you make it flexible(context menu on right mouse button). In the dialogue you have the option to enter a new flexible length or even have the distance measured in your assembly. If you use the second option the spring will adjust if the parts move. It will eat performance though.

RE: Flexible components

This is what the dialogue window for flexible parts looks like with the "distance"=measure option in use...

Re: springs in assemblies

"William Patterson" wrote:

I have a spring file that I down loaded from Lee Spring. how can I stretch the spring to the two attach points of my assembly. I mostly want it to look right in the drawing.

Re: springs in assemblies

"Constantin von Bernuth" wrote:

This is what the dialogue window for flexible parts looks like with the "distance"=measure option in use...

Waffle spring

I did not make it up. It looks like a rubber bellow. It is a polymer spring. Regards, Constantin