The Springs tool is used to create Springs in the scene or when you edit an existing component.
The family of Springs can be selected using the tabs.
These are the parameters of the Compression Spring, the Extension and Torsion Springs differ in some parameters.
Spring BOMThe bottom section of the dialog contains the items useful to set the information related to the component. The section is divided in two parts: BOM Information and Custom Information. For a detailed explanation see here BOM information
Every component defined in the User Interface has behind him some data files which contain properties and parameters related to the component itself. These files are placed in the folder of the standard rule. The main files associated to the family of components are the followings: BOMConfig.ini and TypeOfSpring.dat
BOMConfig.ini file, contain the data values useful to build the Code
1 | Compression spring | CS<dw>x<D>x<L0> - <R> 2 | Extension spring | ES<dw>x<D>x<L0> - <R> 3 | Torsion spring | RS<dw>x<D>x<A> - <R>
TypeOfSpring.dat file, contain the data values useful to build the component
# dw -> Wire Diameter # D -> Coil Diameter # s -> Pitch # L0 -> Height Uncompressed # Ln -> Height Compressed # #dw | D | s | L0 | Ln 0.20 | 2.90 | 1.00 | 7.50 | 2.48 0.20 | 2.50 | 1.40 | 8.20 | 2.07 0.25 | 3.20 | 1.81 | 10.60 | 2.61 0.50 | 11.00 | 4.00 | 14.50 | 4.20 0.50 | 6.00 | 2.76 | 35.00 | 9.22 0.50 | 5.50 | 1.74 | 6.60 | 3.24 ....