Tutorial: How to make a Working Spring.


This tutorial will be helpful to you. just follow the steps and read the description for every step.
Model is also available Spring working
animation tutorial is here http://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-animate-a-working-spring
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Mandeep Singh

  1. Step 1:

    1. Draw a Sketch in Front View as shown in fig. and revolve that circle around center axis to 180 degree.

  2. Step 2:

    2. Make a reference point from reference geometry. and select the edge of circle as in fig.
    do same as in other side

  3. Step 3:

    3. Make a reference axis from reference geometry. and select that point and face of circle is in fig.
    Do same as in other side

  4. Step 4:

    4. Now make a mate reference from reference geometry. in primary reference entry select face.
    And select coincident in mate reference type. and select anti-alined in mate reference alinement
    In second reference geometry select axis.
    And select coincident in mate reference type. and select any in mate reference alinement

  5. Step 5:

    5. Do same in other side. and save the document in a proper known place.

  6. Step 6:

    6. Open new assembly..
    In design library add file location.

  7. Step 7:

    7. Specify the path you saved the document.

  8. Step 8:

    8. Now select the saved part and drag and drop into graphic area anywhere.

  9. Step 9:

    9. This will look like this.

  10. Step 10:

    10. When you drag another pert, when you move-over the part on the first one the reference relation
    will come and your part will pleased automatically
    As shown in this fig.

  11. Step 11:

    11. Now add another part as same method of second one.

  12. Step 12:

    12. Add 15 parts. with same method.

  13. Step 13:

    13. First show view planes from the hide show items. then show the top plate of any of the inserted parts.

  14. Step 14:

    14. Using multiple mate mode, select parallel relation and select only those top planes that are selected in image.

  15. Step 15:

    15. Do same, make another parallel relation for these top planes.

  16. Step 16:

    16. Now make parallel top planes of top most and bottom most parts only.

  17. Step 17:

    17. Now make right planes coincident of top most and bottom most parts only.

  18. Step 18:

    18. Now you are able to move spring in any position.(compressed) using move component commend.

  19. Step 19:

    19. Also expended position.
    and model is completed.


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