Learn about Belt Chain which can be used in a sketch to create a belt between two sprocket, gear, or roller blocks.
- [Instructor] There are many times…when we're working on pulley systems or chain drives,…and it's helpful to get chain length…or your setup figured out before you…really get too far into modeling.…Here, using the belt chain feature in the sketch entities,…we can do that without doing too much work.…Here I've got a simple sketch that just shows roughly…the location of my different sprockets.…You have to make each sprocket its own individual block,…this gives SOLIDWORKS the ability to recognize it…as a singular item, and create the belt chain between them.…
If I go up to tools, sketch entities, and belt chain,…it's going to bring up the belt chain property manager…and you see here, we're selecting our belt members.…So I'm going to select one arc here,…and the other circle here, and you can see…automatically, it's created a belt there.…Now I can flip the belt.…I can also change the belt length,…right now it's giving me a readout of what I have there,…I can also set a belt thickness.…And also if I want, I can add other entities…
- Sketch entities
- Sketch tools
- Making and editing blocks
- Advanced spline tools
- Relations and references
- 3D sketching
- Sketching in drawings
Skill Level Beginner
1. Sketch Entities
2. Sketch Tools
4. Advanced Spline Tools
6. 3D Sketching
7. Sketching in Drawings
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