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Intergraph Smart 3D Material Handling

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12.1 (2019)

Specifies the type and properties for the belt equipment.

Equipment

Select Equipment

Specifies the type of equipment. Select a recently used type, or click More to display the Select Equipment Dialog. In the Material Handling Equipment folder, select a folder such as Conveyor Drives, Conveyor Pulleys, or Idlers, and then select an equipment part from the right pane of the dialog.

Select Subsystem

Specifies a sub-system within the parent system. Select an existing system, or click Create New Subsystem to display the New Parent Subsystem dialog and create a new sub-system.

The new system is a child to the parent system defined in Select Parent on the ribbon.

Placement Parameters

Count

Specifies the quantity of items to place.

Offset

Defines the distance of placement of the center of the first equipment symbol from the starting point selected based on the method defined in Selection Mode. See the following examples.

Offset of 0 mm from the starting point:

Offset of 1000 mm from the starting point:

Spacing

Defines the center-to-center distance between equipment items along the belt profile.

Equipment Orientation

Specifies the orientation of the equipment. All orientations are based on the position of the local z-axis of the equipment symbol. The positive z-axis represents the up position of an equipment symbol

An unsymmetrical conveyor drive is shown in the following examples.

Normal to Belt

Orients the local z-axis of the symbol normal to the belt profile. The symbol remains normal to the belt regardless of the belt orientation, and the local x-axis is tangent to the belt profile path. The orientation angle is 0 deg.

Horizontal Right

Rotates the local z-axis of the symbol 90° about the y-axis. The symbol remains horizontal with respect to the global coordinate system regardless of the belt orientation. The orientation angle is 90 deg.

Horizontal Left

Rotates the local z-axis of the symbol 270° about the y-axis. The symbol remains horizontal with respect to the global coordinate system regardless of the belt orientation. The orientation angle is 270 deg.

Vertical Up

No rotation of the local z-axis. The symbol remains vertical with respect to the global coordinate system regardless of the belt orientation. The orientation angle is 0 deg.

Vertical Down

Rotates the local z-axis of the symbol 180° about the y-axis. The symbol remains vertical with respect to the global coordinate system regardless of the belt orientation. The orientation angle is 180 deg.

Key to Angle

Rotates the local z-axis of the symbol the specified angle about the y-axis. Type the required orientation angle.

Selection Mode

Specifies the method of defining the starting location of equipment or module placement.

Point on Belt Path

Select a point on the conveyor in the graphic view, such as:

A point at the end of a belt region, or at the end or the center of a pulley region.

A point at the intersection of the plane and the belt path.

Select the plane, and then select a point at the intersection of the plane and the belt.

Existing Equipment

Select an existing equipment placed on the conveyor. Select the equipment in the graphic view.

Placement Direction

Specifies the direction of equipment or module placement.

Tail End to Head End

Placement starts at the end closest to the tail pulley and progresses towards the head pulley.

Head End to Tail End

Placement starts at the end closest to the head pulley and progresses towards the tail pulley.

1 - Tail pulley region
2 - Carry region
3 - Head pulley region
5, 7, 9 - Pulley regions
4, 6, 8, 10 - Belt regions

Idlers, drives, trusses, and trestles are typically placed on the carry region.

Preview

Displays a preview of the equipment.

You can click Undo to clear the preview, change any values on the dialog, and then click Preview again to see an updated preview.

Apply

Places the equipment on the belt. The dialog remains open, and you can place additional equipment.

The Existing Equipment selection mode is commonly used to select the starting location for additional equipment.

Undo

Removes the last Preview results.

OK

Places the items on the belt, and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Cancels the last set of property definitions, and closes the dialog.

Items shown in an existing preview are not added to the model. Items added by clicking Apply remains in the model.