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Re: Spring tail creation in ST

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Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @wbrokow1

 

 

 

instead of placing the spring with the steering wheel, just use two appropriate connections for placement.

 

I suppose the spring is modeled about the coordinate system of that part, so You can use the Z-axis (or whatever axis You have used as rotaion axis) for a axial alignment in assembly.

Same would be true for a planar alignment using the XY plane (or appropriate)

 

If You have not modeled Your spring using the symmetry of coordinate system, then crete a skecth, a cylindrical surface or any other construction element to be used for alignment in assembly

 

PS.: if showing the coordinate sytem, You can use it too for origin point of steering wheel movements.

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Spring tail creation in ST

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Ok, Thanks,

I will give it a try. 

Although I do need practice on the steering wheel........

Walter ST10 Win 7 Ultimate
Quadro k4200

Re: Spring tail creation in ST

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How do get the coordinate system triad to show up inthe assembly?

thanks

Walter

Walter ST10 Win 7 Ultimate
Quadro k4200

Re: Spring tail creation in ST

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @wbrokow1

 

 

 

 

You either can show those component for a single part or for any part in that assembly placing the mouse to a certain part or to empty space.

 

And then click the RMB to Show/Hide Component or Show/Hide All Components

 

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regards
Wolfgang

Re: Spring tail creation in ST

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Great thanks!

You are the best

Walter ST10 Win 7 Ultimate
Quadro k4200

Re: Spring tail creation in ST

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @wbrokow1

 

 

thanks, always fine to hear that!

 

I hope You have meanat me Smiley Wink

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Spring tail creation in ST

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spring tails.PNGhow i constructed the tail

Here is the final spring that you guys helped me design. Thanks so much. I actually have the parts wound in Right and  Left versions.

Walter ST10 Win 7 Ultimate
Quadro k4200

Re: Spring tail creation in ST

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @wbrokow1

 

 

 

well done, great work!

 

 

Besides using an intersection curve for creating the upper end, You can consider to use a cross curve (bringing the same result) or a wrapped curve (a slightly different curve).

 

It often is good to know a second approach if the first will not work!

 

But as said at the beginning:

 

Congratulation and a great job!

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Spring tail creation in ST

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I will try the other two techniques also. 

Thanks for the help.

Walter ST10 Win 7 Ultimate
Quadro k4200