Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Pioneer
Pioneer

Can someone tell me how i can make a spring that lookes like it is pressed simultaneously with the moving parts of an assembly, in the "motion environment"?

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Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I do not believe you can.  This is a current limitation.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Pioneer
Pioneer

I've had seen something similar in adjustable spring

Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Genius
Genius

Hi Kurt,

 

First of all I'm no expert in this area, But like shown in the video it must be possible to animate a spring in SE.

If you ask me, just email Art Patrick from Siemens and just ask him how he did it.Smiley Wink Or just call your local support if you are on maintenance.

 

Another expert in this area is Gerald Haberl from TBH (http://www.tb-haberl.com/en)

He made a plugin for SE called MAPS or PST I cannot recall for the moment but he could colorize and adjust, simulate almost the impossible.

 

you can see a few things on youtube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYslZr_nzEE

 

Anyway a great guy to end my story here. (And I know it's probably not the answer you are waiting for but it can be very useful for the future )

Dirk Rutten

Solid Edge STX user

Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

There is a way you can trick Solid Edge into getting this to work. It does take some prep time to create this and the finished result isn't the exact motion a spring would make, but for animation purposes it looks pretty good. Here is a short video I created of an animated spring. If you have questions on how it's done let me know.

 

Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

You have to devide the spring for "half segments" and rebuild it in assembly with connect and mate relationships... Smiley Wink

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Pioneer
Pioneer

bweisenberger,

this is exactly what i want to achieve.

How do you make the spring adjusting himself simultanously with the component that you drag.

My spring only adjust when i drop the component that i drag, not simultanously with it.

Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

So I guess the good news, bad news is this in ST8. So you will have to wait a couple months for it. Here is a preview....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6yEJs-uW4g

 

 

Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Product Development

Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Kurt,

I did a tutorial on this about 2 years ago. See https://youtu.be/jdxeipTzqqs and scroll through to 27:08 minutes.

 

Cheers

Mark

Re: Adjustable spring in "motion environment"

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

Untill ST8 (this is the first sneak peek from Dan) here is a "little cheat" to animation in ST7:

 

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/