how to apply a force to a spring and analyse the response
i want to simulate how a spring respond to a force applied vertically to it or at an angle in solidworks,how do i go about it?
first of all plot have some vertex created by using split line or sketch on the corresponding faces. In solidworks motion study select motion analysis and then add spring b/w those two points defining all the properties of the spring. :) After running the motion studies you motion plots to obtain results. In case of stress analysis you will need to analyse each component separately.
Also remember to check Update spring to model changes in Spring property manager. The Parts should have the mobility about the spring motion.