Connecting 2 pulleys with a belt

Experimenter
Experimenter

I have an assembly with a timing pulley and an idler pulley.  I'd like to model a belt connecting the two.  I'm probably missing something simple.

 

Any pointers?

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Hi there,   I would think "Create Part In-Place" would be...

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi there,

 

I would think "Create Part In-Place" would be your friend here.....I haven't made a belt drive before, but maybe this video from Edge Canada will help.

http://youtu.be/eGLfpDwN0vo 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Hi there, I would think "Create Part In-Place" would be...

Experimenter
Experimenter
Please forgive me for my lack of understanding, but that would mean I need
to draw the belt by hand? So I'd use the line tool with curves to create a
close loop, then thicken an extrude?

I was hoping for something like selecting two pulleys and saying I'd like a
belt between them.

Thanks for your patience!