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Belt/Chain PropertyManager

Use the Belt/Chain tool (Blocks toolbar) to create layout sketches for pulleys or sprocket mechanisms.

Sketches must be blocks.

Belt Members

Add arcs or circles for Pulley components .

Move selected Pulley components up in the order.

Move Pulley components down in the order.

Flip belt side . Changes the side on which the belt is located for all components.

In the graphics area, click the handle for each arc to change the side on which the belt is located for the selected component.

Properties

Driving. Defines the belt length. When cleared, the system calculates the belt length.

Set a value that is applied after you close the Belt/Chain PropertyManager. Based on existing constraints, one or more of the pulley components moves to adjust for the belt length you set.

 The belt length is displayed in the FeatureManager design tree Belt . In Edit Sketch mode, right-click Belt in the FeatureManager design tree and select Edit Belt to change values.

Use belt thickness. Specifies the value of the belt thickness.

No belt thickness

Belt thickness applied

Engage belt. Clear to disengage the belt mechanism.



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