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Guidelines for Spring Creation
Before you begin the process of creating a spring, keep in mind the following points:
A spring is attached to at least one point in your model. If you need to create additional points before you add a spring, you can use datum point creation functionality to do so. For more information on creating points this way, see Datum Point. You can also click a vertex to use it as a point.
A spring can act as a constraint in your model, and in some instances may be all the constraint that you need. However, be aware that while a spring can remove degrees of freedom in one direction, it can allow freedom of movement in other directions.
If you plan to place springs on a shell model, see Model Entities and Idealizations to learn about how Creo Simulate processes idealizations applied to a point.