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Using Springs and constraints of other solids.

Question asked by Jeremy Sullivan on May 10, 2013
Latest reply on May 10, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hi everyone,


Not completely new at SW but pretty new at making videos/motion studies of complete assemblies of all of our parts together.


In the attached files you will see a casing, a segment and a shaft.


I want to do a motion study/ video on the shaft pushing against segment and segment moves outward towards casing and have 2 springs behind the segment in the holes of segment between the casing and segment to push segment back to center after shaft returns to center. At this point the casing around the segment limits the segment traveling back to a concentric to the casing.


I have all the mates needed for the design. (Any more mates become over defining and won’t allow pieces to move the way the design is meant to work.)


It doesn’t matter to me on adding more components or doing a motion study to accomplish this, just would like to learn how to make it work.