The input values in the displayed dialog use model parameters to control a template part and its associated drawing.
Using this, changes on an existing or creation of a new spring including documentation requires only a few inputs.
Additional popup masks allow the easier transfer of supplier catalogue data or values from an external calculation tool.
The user does not need any knowledge about the internal workings of the model. Nevertheless, changes like bent spring legs can easily be added.
The program was written in JavaTM and uses the J-Link interface which is included in Pro/ENGINEER to communicate with the model.