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Need help creating springs

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Need help creating springs

I am trying to create a spring using mechanism and I looked in the help file and saw that it says to Click Insert > Spring. I am using WF5 and when I click on the insert tab, I only see Cam, gears and belts under this category.

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Re: Need help creating springs

Aaron,

There should be spring icon on your toolbar.

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Re: Need help creating springs

That's what I thought, but all I have under the mechanism toolbar is the first and second row of icons, I have nothing in that 3rd row. And there is no spring icon listed under the Insert menu.

We have a mechanism design license, does this have the spring feature?

Re: Need help creating springs

Seems you have kinematic based Mechanism design licence. No dynamic stuff.

Mechanism design has option for dynamics which includes springs.

Re: Need help creating springs

There are two aspects...

  1. One: you wish to model the spring
  2. Second: You wish to insert a "Spring Body" in the Assembly mechanism.

While the first option can be achieved by Insert -->Helical Protrusion, the second option requires a licence of MDO (Mechanism Dynamics), a spring being a dynamic element.