Want to animate my belt between two pulleys. I used the belt/chain assembly feature to create the relation between the 2 pulleys. How do I draw and mate the belt to show its motion relative to the two pulleys?
There can be several way out I believe. Either use path mate or model your belt in pcs and then then make a chain of those pcs to get a assembly of belt. And then animate the belt.
Search in the forum for Chain animation and you will be able to get something useful.
BTW is there any specific reason you need belt motion,
Check this if it helps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUm30f3BNDc
Thanks Deepak. I checked out the video. Your solution will work I'm sure, but it may add more complexity than I want to the model.
Heres how I worked around it and came up with the end result I was looking for. I did the motion study with the entire assembly's display style 'Shaded With Edges' . But I set the display style for the timing belt as just "Shaded". These setting allowed you to clearly see the pulleys and shafts in motion, but it also made it difficult to see that the belt was not actually moving with the pulleys. So I ended up with a cool looking motion study that clearly showed how the assembly works without having to actually make the belt run with the pulleys.
Nice. Steve can you share the output.
thanks i use it this
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