FAQ's RS-Helix - software for the analytical calculation and 3D construction

1. What is RS-Helix?

RS-Helix is a software for the analytical calculation and 3D construction of elastic metal springs.

Standard springs:
Standard springs (compression springs, tension springs and torsion springs) can be calculated, recalculated and constructed in three dimensions.
In addition, any wire form springs and stamped and bent parts can be constructed.

The ease of use is particularly useful when entering requirements for the springs.
After each entry, the missing requirements are automatically checked and the results are calculated in advance.
Requirements that are no longer necessary due to the previous entries are hidden.

Wire form springs:
Formed wire springs and stamped and bent parts can be comfortably designed in 3 dimensions without CAD knowledge.

RS-Helix is offered in two versions:
'RS-Helix Lite' and 'RS-Helix Pro'

'RS-Helix Lite' can be downloaded and installed free of charge after registration.
'RS-Helix Pro' is chargeable and can be ordered after registration.

Requirements for RS-Helix:
- Windows 7/8/10 and newer
- RAM 500MB
- HDD 200MB
- Graphics card: Directx 9 and newer or OpenGL


2. What can I do with RS-Helix?

Standard springs (compression springs, tension springs and torsion springs) can be calculated, recalculated and constructed in three dimensions.
In addition, any wire form springs and stamped and bent parts can be constructed.

Formed wire springs and stamped and bent parts can be comfortably designed in 3 dimensions without CAD knowledge.

The scope of services of RS-Helix:

- Input of spring requirements with immediate calculation (on-the-fly calculation), analysis of the input values ​​and fading out of unnecessary input values ​​
- Calculation, recalculation and 3D construction of compression springs, tension springs and leg springs- Determination, presentation and output of all relevant calculation results- 3D construction of wire form springs and stamped and bent parts- Determination, display and output of the spring characteristic- Determination, presentation and output of fatigue strength diagrams according to Goodman, Haigh, Smith- Determination, presentation and output of the Wöhler diagram- Selection of spring materials
- 3D construction of elastic standard springs and wire form springs
- Opening, changing and saving the project data
- Output of the calculation results on printer (Pro version)
- Printing and export of the calculation results as PDF, Word and rtf (Pro version)
- Printing and export of the 3D CAD models in various CAD formats (Pro version)


3. Who uses RS-Helix - who is RS-Helix intended for?

RS-Helix is ​​intended for engineers, technicians and technically savvy people.The assessment of forces, stresses and dimensions is a necessary prerequisite for creating, calculating and designing springs for practical use.


4. What is special about RS-Helix?

The special thing about RS-Helix is ​​easy handling and comprehensive calculation, 3D construction, presentation and output of result values.
RS-Helix simplifies the calculation and creation of standard springs and wire form springs.

To be emphasized are:
4.1 when entering spring requirements, the immediate calculation (on-the-fly calculation), analysis of the input values ​​and fading out of unnecessary input values ​​

4.2 quick, easy and complete determination of spring values ​​
4.2 quick, easy construction of 3-D spring models


5. Where can I get RS-Helix?

RS-Helix is ​​available for download after registration.

Here you can register and you will receive RS-Helix: to log in ...

RS-Helix is offered in two versions:
'RS-Helix Lite' and 'RS-Helix Pro'

'RS-Helix Lite' can be downloaded and installed free of charge after registration.
'RS-Helix Pro' is chargeable and can be ordered after registration.


6. What is the difference between 'RS-Helix Lite' and 'RS-Helix Pro'?

The scope of services of RS-Helix Lite:

- Input of spring requirements with immediate calculation (on-the-fly calculation), analysis of the input values ​​and fading out of unnecessary input values ​​
- Calculation, recalculation and 3D construction of compression springs, tension springs and leg springs- Determination, presentation and output of all relevant calculation results- 3D construction of wire form springs and stamped and bent parts- Determination, display and output of the spring characteristic- Determination, presentation and output of fatigue strength diagrams according to Goodman, Haigh and Smith- Determination, presentation and output of the Wöhler diagram- Selection of spring materials
- 3D construction of elastic standard springs and wire form springs
- Opening, changing and saving the project data

The range of services of RS-Helix Pro:

- Like RS-Helix Lite- Further processing of the calculation results on printer, PDF, Word, CAD formats- Printing and export of the calculation results as PDF, Word and rtf (Pro version)
- Printing and export of 3D CAD models in various CAD formats (Pro version)


7. What does RS-Helix cost?

'RS-Helix Lite' can be downloaded and installed free of charge after registration.
'RS-Helix Pro' is chargeable and can be ordered after registration.


8. How do I get an update?

The update can be loaded after the successful registration.
RS-Helix checks whether there is an update.


9. How do I install RS-Helix

9.1 after logging in, download the RS-Helix installer as a zip archive.
9.2 Unzip the zip archive in any folder
9.3 Start the included RS-Helix-Installer.exe
9.4 Follow the instructions of the installer.
9.5 Done.


10. Who can I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about RS-Helix, please contact: neumann@schmid-federn.de


Here you can get RS-Helix: to registration ...