Spring wire diameter in Engineering reference compression spring tool

Experimenter
Experimenter

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?

Thanks!

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Re: Spring wire diameter in Engineering reference compression spring tool

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor
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.
Thanks
Ronnie Conerly
Product Manager, Solid Edge

Re: Spring wire diameter in Engineering reference compression spring tool

Experimenter
Experimenter

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.