Place Along Tab (Sketch 2D Place Belt Components Dialog Box - Modules) - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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The Place Along tab defines placement information for modules.


Part Class

Select the module category.

Part Name

Select the part within the selected part class.

Placement Parameters


Specify the quantity of module segments to place.


Specify the offset of the first module from the start point defined in Selection Mode. If you want the first module to be on the start point, use an offset of 0.


Specify the distance between each module segment. The default value is set by the module selected in the Name box. You usually do not change this value.

Idler Height

Specify the height of idlers being used with the belt, as defined using Place Equipment . The module is offset from the belt by this height.


Click to place module symbols on the data layer.

Go is unavailable until a start point is selected in Selection Mode.

Initial Position and Direction

Belt segment endpoint

Select one of the belt arc or line segments. The closest end on the selected segment is the start point.

Smartmouse point

Select a point on the belt profile using Sketch 2D relationships. For example, this is useful for selecting the intersection of the belt with construction geometry. For more information, see Draw with relationships in Sketch 2D Help.

Left to right

Places symbols from left to right in the drawing view, starting at the point selected in Selection Mode.

Right to left

Places symbols from right to left in the drawing view, starting at the point selected in Selection Mode.