I have created a torsion spring in ST10 mp5. It is in Synchronous Technology and I was trying to add a bend and another straight leg using the Steering wheel.
It can't seem to get a radius created.
I will attach the file in .rar format if someone wants to give me a hand.
Thanks in advance
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Hi there @wbrokow1,
Take a look at my quick crack at it, as attached.....if that is what you're trying to do.
Selecting the end face, re-positioning the steering wheel to the bend center, re-orienting the tool plane [Shift + Click on the tool plane] and use "Lift" from the "Move - Connected Faces" ribbon bar option.
In fact, I recall a similar topic, that @Fritz made a neat video <here>, and that you might find useful, in creating the Synchronous spring in the first place....then also using the method I described to add the bends.
Thanks so much that worked great. But it added another question. If you notice in my model of the spring, I made the pitch a little to small. Is there a way to correct the model?
No worries.......actually, I think in your case, the best solution would be to start again, sort of like the attached file "TSpring", where I added an axis & profile sketch, then made the helical protrusion + the tail. All a bit rough, but totally editable, in true synchronous fashion, click on the face, and choose what to modify, like selecting the "Helix" show in the image.
Sean Ok I saw the cylinder feature in the menu. Sometimes I am blind.
Look at the size of these objects when I click on the helix model. How do I make them nomal scale?
Sounds like the same thing.....I used the "Cylinder" tool from the drop down in the Solids group.
The scale of the glyph's might be a bit of my fault, as I am a metric template user, and my modified file might not be playing nice with the imperial file, even though I started with your original file, in order to keep your units, etc.
......as a newly created file here, comes out looking like the image below. [it could be a "Style" setting, but I've not seen this before]
Thanks for your help so far. I am trying to get used to the steering wheel in ST10 and came across a situation.
How do I put a helical spring in an assembly where the axis of the spring is coaxial with a hole. Basically a spring centered in a hole, using the steering wheel?
Thanks for any help.