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accu-cad
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Registered: ‎09-09-2003
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I created a spring and now need to located it.

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12-04-2002 11:08 PM
Good Morning all,
I created a compression spring ipt. now I am trying to located it in my iam. (non adaptive) With no flat usable surfaces it seems rather difficult to locate. It is suppose to rest around a shaft between a spring pin and a sheetmetal part. The spring pin is supposed thru a shaft. That is a bugger to locate to as well. Do I just place it close and ground it.? This does not seem correct. Any ideas? Same question for the spring pin.
*Maenpaa, Mike
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Re: I created a spring and now need to located it.

12-04-2002 11:21 PM in reply to: accu-cad
Use the Origin planes and axes to constrain it.

Mike

 


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Good
Morning all,
I created a compression spring ipt. now I am trying to
located it in my iam. (non adaptive) With no flat usable surfaces it seems
rather difficult to locate. It is suppose to rest around a shaft between a
spring pin and a sheetmetal part. The spring pin is supposed thru a shaft.
That is a bugger to locate to as well. Do I just place it close and ground
it.? This does not seem correct. Any ideas? Same question for the spring
pin.
*Dotson, Sean
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Re: I created a spring and now need to located it.

12-04-2002 11:23 PM in reply to: accu-cad
For the spring turn on the axis that you used to
revolve around and mate with this axis.  For the ends you'll need to turn
on or add some workplanes.


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Good
Morning all,
I created a compression spring ipt. now I am trying to
located it in my iam. (non adaptive) With no flat usable surfaces it seems
rather difficult to locate. It is suppose to rest around a shaft between a
spring pin and a sheetmetal part. The spring pin is supposed thru a shaft.
That is a bugger to locate to as well. Do I just place it close and ground
it.? This does not seem correct. Any ideas? Same question for the spring
pin.
Distinguished Contributor
accu-cad
Posts: 339
Registered: ‎09-09-2003
Message 4 of 4 (36 Views)

Re: I created a spring and now need to located it.

12-04-2002 11:36 PM in reply to: accu-cad
Thanks I'll give that a try.
I had tried to use the axis but was unsuccessful. I thought I was going about it incorrectly so I stopped. I sill chase that down now I know I wasn't barking up the wrong tree.
Thanks again
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