Dialog: Pulley

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Dialog: Pulley

Pulley - Synchronizing-Pulley

See Add Pulley


A Pulley is a wheel that engages with a Belt to synchronize the motion of two rotating Parts.

It can also be used with a Transition-Curve and Chain.

Use the Pulley dialog-box to edit the number-of-teeth on the Pulley.


Open Pulley dialog-box

Double-Click a Pulley

Double-Click a Pulley

To edit the Pulley:

1.Double-click a Pulley in the graphic-area or Assembly-Tree.

- or -

1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box  

The Pulley dialog-box is now open.


Pulley dialog-box

Edit Number of Teeth 

Edit Number of Teeth 

Pulley Parameters 

Number-of-Teeth

Edit the number-of-teeth around the circumference of the Pulley


Read-Only

Driving-Pulley  - the pulley drives the belt.

Driven-Pulley - the belt drives the pulley.

Pitch-Circle-Diameter (PCD) - see Note below


Belt Parameters 

Read-Only

Tooth-Pitch (see Motion-Path dialog)

Belt Length ( (see Motion-Path dialog)

Notes:

The Pitch-Circle-Diameter is calculated from the Number of Teeth and the Tooth-Pitch. The radius for the Arc is therefore a dimension that is driven by the Number-of-Teeth and the Tooth-Pitch.

Sprocket Parameters (Apply with Transition-Curve)

Details coming soon...