Creates a belt profile with the center of the tail pulley at the origin of the selected coordinate system. The belt extends along the positive E-axis (the Y-axis).
See the graphic below.
Belt profile curve
1 - Tail pulley
2 - Head pulley
L1, L2, L3 - Length of segment
R1 - Concave radius
R2 - Convex radius
BPR - Bend pulley radius
PR - Pulley radius
TL - Take-up length
TP - Take-up position
A1, A2, A3 - Inclination of segment
Selects an existing geometric construction object, such as a curve or surface, to edit or delete.
Selects geometry that defines a new geometric construction. This option is used with the numbered step options listed below.
Deletes a selected geometric construction.
Cancels the macro, closes the geometric construction ribbon and the Geometric Construction Palette dialog box, and then returns to the main command ribbon.
Verifies the validity of values selected for the options, closes the geometric construction ribbon and the Geometric Construction Palette dialog box, and then returns to the main command ribbon. The selected values are still available when you click again on the main command ribbon.
Displays the current geometric construction interface. You can also select:
A different, recently-used interface.
More - Opens the Select Geometric Construction dialog box. For a new geometric construction, all interfaces delivered with the software are available. For an existing geometric construction, only similar interface types are available.
Geometric constructions displaying only in the Select Geometric Construction dialog box are not intended for general usage. You should first consult your Intergraph support representative before using these geometric constructions.
Specifies the coordinate system used.
For a new geometric construction, you can identify the status of input items by the background color of the step:
- No background color when there is no input.
- Yellow background when an input is selected.
- Blue background when an input was selected for the previous geometric construction. The input can also be used for the current geometric construction.
Selected inputs display highlighted in pink in the Workspace Explorer and as pink dotted lines in the graphic view:
When changing an existing geometric construction to a different definition, colors represent the different value changes:
and - No background color when you keep the value of the original geometric construction.
and - Yellow background when you change a value.
and - Blue background when the software changes a value to a new suggested value.
Clears the selections for the current step.
Accepts the current selections and displays a preview.
Completes the geometric construction definition. The ribbon continues to display so that you can define parameters for additional geometry.
The geometric constructions are not created and saved to the model until you click Finish on the main command ribbon to create the model object.
Defines the length of the first belt segment.
Defines the length of the second belt segment.
Defines the length of the third belt segment.
Defines the concave radius between the first and second belt segments.
Defines the convex radius between the second and third belt segments.
Defines the bend pulley radius at the belt take-up.
Defines the radius of the head, tail, and take-up pulleys.
Defines the length of the belt take-up.
Defines the distance of the take-up from the head pulley.
Inclination of the first belt segment.
Inclination of the second belt segment.
Inclination of the third belt segment.
For more information on the belt profile parameters, see the graphic displaying above.
Place a belt profile with the tail pulley at the coordinate system origin
Click TailPulleyCenterDriven on the Belt Path Palette.
Select the coordinate system to use as the origin for the tail pulley.
A preview of the belt profile displays. The direction of the belt is along the positive E-axis.
Type any required changes to the belt parameters.
The preview colors change.
The ribbon returns to the Quick Layout ribbon.
The software creates the belt.