Create a conveyor belt coordinate system - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Material Handling

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)

You must use a plant coordinate system to place a conveyor belt.

  1. In the Grids task, click Grid Wizard  on the vertical toolbar to display the Grid Wizard dialog.

  2. In the Name box, select or type a name.

  3. In the Type box, select Grids.

  4. In the Axis for bearing box, select an axis such as East (X) or North (Y). This axis represents the plane of the belt profile.

  5. In the Bearing box, type a value to refine the direction, in the format N 0.00 deg E.

  6. In the Origin frame, set coordinates for an origin point. The origin must be on the belt centerline plane (along the Y-axis). A belt work point or pulley origin is usually appropriate.

  7. Click Next.

  8. On each of the remaining panels of the Grid Wizard dialog, create X, Y, and Z planes using the following conventions:

    • In the Reference CS box, select the name created in the Name box on the first panel.

      Do not select Global.

    • In the Name rule box, select Position.

    • Create a plane at 0.00 for each axis.

    • Create at least one additional plane along the positive axis of the X and the Y axes.

  • Geographic designations on axes, such as East (X) and North (Y), are plant conventions, and have no meaning for Material Handling.

  • Z is used as the elevation axis.