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Flexible Spring

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Flexible Spring

I'm working on creating struts for a vehicle using Creo Parametric 2.0, and I've been having issues trying to get the spring to become flexible, allowing it to shring/grow by specified amounts. The spring I designed is in its maximum height situation, and I'm trying to get it to be able to shring when it's attached to a couple other pieces that I will allow to move (dampener and top bottom part of the strut). The assembly is a rough approximation of what the real item might look like. I've attached the individual files and assembly file to this post.

In addition, there is a black, flexer piece that is attached, which I was able to make flexible by allowing the angle of the flexing pieces to change, but I have no idea if it will actually work.

The essential idea behind all of this is that I could grab the top piece, drag it downward, and the spring and flexing piece would flex, along with the plunger portion moving down/up.

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Re: Flexible Spring

Christopher,

If you are looking to add dynamic, real-time flexibility to your spring part that will not work. Therre are at least a few ways to have it change with a regeneration or to make it flexible. I've attached a couple ideas from the free PTC Learning Exchange.

http://learningexchange.ptc.com/tutorial/3239/component-of-a-sub-assembly-with-different-constraint-...

http://learningexchange.ptc.com/tutorial/1609/adding-flexibility-to-already-placed-components

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Adam

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