Belts and Pulleys

The objective of this tutorial is to:

1.Add a sketch-loop to represent the path of a belt
2.Add a Motion-Path FB to automatically add a Motion-Point to the sketch-loop to move along the belt.
3.Add a rotating Part that will become the Pulley.
4.Use Add-Pulley to link the Linear Motion of the Motion-Point to the Angular Rotation of a Part

This is a new relationship between Belt and Pulley elements.

Notes: Belts and Pulleys

Belt and Pulleys

Preferred Tooth-Pitch, Belt-Length, Maximum and Minimum Distances between Pulley Centres, Minimum and Maximum Tension, Minimum and Maximum number of Pulley-Teeth, ...
... are available to you in sales literature - not in MechDesigner.


You can use the Motion-Path FB dialog-box to select a dimension to control the length of the belt to a target length.

You can thus make sure the belt has an integer number-of-teeth and available from catalogues for belts and pulleys.

Icon-AddPulley Use Belts and Pulleys

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