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Advanced Spring Design (ASD7)
This newly released Version 7 software is a jointly developed product by Universal Technical Systems and the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) that combines engineering expertise with customized calculations to help you design quality springs.

Fast and Easy
Advanced Spring Design has been built in a completely graphical environment with convenient and automatic unit conversion as well as easy access to dynamic plots and reports. It also includes a materials database that can be added to by users, a profile system for saving and incorporating frequently used input data sets,and exportable DXF drawings.Everything you need to make the most productive use of your design time!


Versatile and User–Friendly
Advanced Spring Design Version 7 covers a total of 47 spring types or loading options and includes compression springs,extension springs,spiral forms,torsion springs,garter springs,snap rings,washers,beams,and torsion bars. New for ASD7 are variable pitch and rate compression springs as well as nested springs. There are a number of pre formatted plots and reports available. The SMI Encyclopedia of Spring Designis now included as part of the context–sensitive help, providing diagrams, tables and background information on the many variables involved in spring designs.

Reliable Solutions to Complex Equations
Advanced Spring Designleverages the TK Solver collaborative math engine that has the unique ability to solve for a variety of combinations of input and output variables known as backsolving. This makes it easy to test goal–seeking scenarios based on industry specific parameters, to optimize your designs without hours of tedious calculations or programming. Just point,click,and solve! You’ll get reliable results and quality designs faster than ever before.

ASDis sold on an annual subscription basis. Visit www.uts.us.com for more information on this and a host of other high–productivity problem–solving software products and custom–developed solutions.


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About Universal Technical Systems,Inc.
Universal Technical Systems, Inc., established in 1984, is the leading provider of high–productivity problem–solving software products and custom developed solutions.With headquarters in Rockford, Illinois and subsidiaries in the UK and India,UTS serves customers worldwide. For over twenty–five years,UTS has focused exclusively on providing solutions that help companies in the scientific, engineering, operations research and management, and financial communities simplify complex calculations and streamline the processes that drive their businesses. UTS products and custom solutions are available for desktop and web use.
About The Spring Manufacturers Institute
Founded in 1933, SMI is an association of manufacturers of precision mechanical springs and their associate suppliers. The members of SMI work together to meet the key issues of the industry worldwide: quality, materials, technology, and government regulations.

Release Version 7 - Powered by RuleMaster and TK Solver

Overview

Advanced Spring Design 7 (ASD7) is a product jointly developed by Universal Technical Systems, Inc. (UTS) and the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI). ASD7 combines engineering expertise with customized calculations created in TK SolverÕs collaborative environment to help you design quality springs.

New Features and Spring Types

  • Conical compression springs with non-linear rates

  • Systems of compression springs in series and in parallel

  • Variable pitch and diameter on single springs

  • Internal and external garter springs

  • Ability to calculate torsion at arm and arm length calculations

  • Constant force spiral spring

  • Stacked Belleville washers

  • Internal and external snap rings

  • Context-sensitive help linked to SMI encyclopedia

  • Built-in curve-fitting routine for tensile strength data

  • Life plots with user-defined S-N curves

  • 3D images produced for each design

  • Improved management of saved designs

  • Notes can be saved with each design

  • Enterprise option for sharing designs across networks

Key Features & Benefits
Versatility and Value

  • ASD7 meets your needs in a single program by including a variety of spring types: Compression springs, extension springs, spiral forms, torsion springs, garter springs, snap rings, washers, beams, and torsion bars.

  • Generates DXF images of the designs, with drawing file export capability.

  • Re-formatted plots and reports are available.

  • Flexible database of materials with a new estimation routine for minimum tensile strength makes it easier to add your own materials.

  • Add your own S-N curve data for fatigue life estimates.

Time-Saving Features and Powerful Design Tools Produce Optimal Results

  • Designs can be backsolved for any variables of interest.  A single program solves a problem in any direction you need.

  • Produces clear and concise reports, including plots and drawings.

  • Cylindrical and conical compression springs can be combined in series (stacked or continuous) and in parallel (nested).

  • Fully backsolvable means of designing a compression spring with variable pitch, rate, size, etc.

Dual Expertise of SMI and UTS Equals Superb Customer Productivity and Support

  • SMI's Encyclopedia of Spring Design is linked to ASD7 as part of its context-sensitive help utility.Help is tied to each field of the program, and now includes diagrams, formulas, and descriptions.

  • Outstanding technical support is provided from the start. "Live Meeting" orientations get you up and running quickly. Phone and email support assist with detailed design questions.  Free online updates become available as enhancements are made.

Universal Technical Systems, Inc. (UTS) and the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) announce the release of Advanced Spring Design (ASD) 7. ASD7 meets your needs in a single program by including a variety of spring types: compression, extension, garter, torsion, spiral, constant force, washer, beam and snap ring. The program combines engineering expertise with customized calculations created in TK Solver’s collaborative environment to help you design quality springs.  

ASD7 contains a flexible database of materials with a new estimation routine for minimum tensile strength, making it easier to add your own materials. Other time-saving features include the ability to combine cylindrical and conical compression springs in a series (stacked or continuous) and in parallel (nested). Because it runs on TK Solver, ASD7 lets you “backsolve” your designs, allowing you to solve your problem in any direction, and gives you a means of designing a spring with variable pitch, rate, size, and so on.

Since 1933, the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) has served North American manufacturers of springs and their associate suppliers.

ASD7 Compared to Earlier Versions

Feature

DOS 2.1

GSD
S5

ASD
6

ASD
7

Spring types

 

 

Compression

x

x

x

x

Compression
- conical with nonlinear rate

 

 

x

Compression springs in parallel

 

 

x

Compression springs in series
- stacked

 

 

x

Compression springs in series
- continuous

 

 

x

Extension

x

x

x

x

Extension
- pitched or close wound

x

 

x

x

Extension - conical

x

x

x

Garter - internal and external

 

 

x

Torsion

x

x

x

x

Double torsion

x

x

x

Torsion - force at arm and arm
length calculations

 

 

x

Torsion bars

x

x

x

Spiral forms

x

x

x

Constant force spiral

 

 

x

Washers

x

x

Stacked Belleville washers

 

 

x

Beams - rectangular section

x

x

x

Beams - circular section

 

x

x

Snap rings
- internal and external

 

 

x

Plots (stress, deflection,
length, rate, life)

x

x

x

Tolerances
- default or user defined

x

x

x

Hardware lock requirement

x

x

 

Downloadable updates

 

x

x

Design flexibility / goal seeking
- backsolving

x

 

x

x

Spring drawing - on screen

x

x

x

Spring drawing
- CAD format export (DXF)

 

x

x

Reports - customizable,
with PDF
and RTF export ability

 

x

x

User profiles for commonly
used input data
- user customizable

 

x

x

Power User and Quick Start
input modes

 

x

x

Context-sensitive help linked to
SMI Encyclopedia

 

 

x

Built-in curve-fitting routine for
tensile strength data

 

 

x

Universal Technical Systems, Inc. has been a leading provider of high-productivity problem-solving software products and custom developed solutions, including the highly-regarded TK Solver, since 1984. Visit www.uts.us.com or call 815-963-2220 to schedule your free trial and demonstration of ASD7.

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Tel: +44 (0) 1234-302-618 • Fax: +44 (0) 1234-296-587
euro@uts.us.com

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Universal Technical Systems, Inc.
202 West State Street, Suite 700
Rockford, IL 61101 USA
Tel: +1 815-963-2220 • Fax: +1 815-963-8884
sales@uts.us.com
US & Canada Sales: 1-800-435-7887
www.uts.us.com

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