1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 7, 2015 12:19 PM by Eric Gernot

    Spring connectors have two components with different units, how to link both to parameters

    Eric Gernot



      I am working on a problem that requires a big number of spring connectors (more than 75) connected to a great number of faces. The result is a very slow interface each time I need to edit the definition of a connector, because SW keep refreshing the list of selected faces. I need to change the values of stiffness (in N/m/m²) and preload force (in N/m²) for all, but hopefuly, all share the same values, only difference is the set of faces to which they apply.


      Is there a way to edit these values without opening each spring connector's property manager ?


      I wanted to link each to a parameter, but SW 2015 won't link two parameters with different units to the same connector ? How this is possible ?


      In the parameter dialog box, my fist parameter is correctly linked to Normal stiffness.

      When I try to link the second parameter to preload force, a link to Normal stiffness is already created and I can't remove it ? Thus it is not possible to link the second parameter to preload.


      Please help !

      Thank you very much.