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MDO - Where are springs ?

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MDO - Where are springs ?

Hello,

I wanted to try the mechanism modul, for displaying some results from 1d_system simulation in Creo (Mechanism)

I can for instance attach the displacement profil on a piston and observe then how my valve really works.

Anyway now I wanted to add the motion of spring (compression) and I found this video:

https://learningexchange.ptc.com/tutorial/2606/federn-und-d-mpfer-in-creo-mechanism

Unfortunately I can found neither the spring icon nor the force etc....

I have only the servo motor. gears, cams, belts, 3d contact

Where is this spring icon hidden?

Thanks for any tipp

Maxime

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Re: MDO - Where are springs ?

Maxime,

Creo comes with 'mechanism design' which permits study of kinematics. This allows servos, gears, cams. No forces.

When you want forces - springs, dampers, friction, gravity, inertia etc then you need Mechanism Dynamics Option (MDO); this is an additional license. Without this license springs, dampers etc are greyed out as follows

Do you have an MDO license?

atb

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Re: MDO - Where are springs ?

Hello Charles,

Thanks for your reply

As I start Creo I have a start config, and I can choose which one I want to start.

I see for instance >>> Creo Flexible Engineering (Surface,DynMechanism,Behavior)

On the other side, I don't see any greyed icon as you displayed.

Maxime

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Re: MDO - Where are springs ?

Alright, I asked our admin and we don't have this feature.

That's it.

Thank you anyway