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How can I turn belt model into moving belt?

Question asked by Justin Huff on Jan 16, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2013 by Chris Michalski

Hello all,

 

The belt that I am modeling is a HTD double sided timing belt. I drew the belt in the shape which it is used in my design (which is oval) and now I would like to make it move on its pulleys. I have attached a few images of the mechanism.

 

I guess the essence of my quesion is if drawing the belt as a part file is the right way to go with this. I did this because it is important that I show the profile of the teeth on the belt for an animation not a smooth belt like the belt/chain function creates for you. Furthermore I require that the teeth of the pulley mesh exactly with the belt profile as the mechanism is moving.

 

How can I make my sketched belt operate as a belt does when using the belt/chain function?

 

Thanks in advance,

J Huff

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