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Spring wire diameter in Engineering reference compression spring tool

When I used the Compression spring disgner in Engineering references the smallest spring wire in the drop down box was .039.  I need .014 or .016. Is it possible to specify a smaller wire dimeter?

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Accepted by topic author DaveCAD
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: Spring wire diameter in Engineering reference compression spring tool

Try using the default values to get the spring created and then edit the spring part file and use the variables/values you want. This worked for me but I did not have all the parameters known, only the diameter.
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Ronnie Conerly
Product Manager, Solid Edge
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Accepted by topic author DaveCAD
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: Spring wire diameter in Engineering reference compression spring tool

Following up on your advice, I first opened edit mode from pathfinder right click menu relating to spring file. I have used this before to edit spring length and number of coils. Checked wire diameter and discovered many more options when I opened the wire diameter drop down box.  ???!   Why were all those diameter options not available when I first opened compression spring designer?

 

Oh well - no problem. I got where I needed to go. Thanks, Ronnie, for help finding the right direction for the solution.