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Creating Curved Conveyors Simulation

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Author: CreateASoft Inc./Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Categories: Advanced Modeling and Connectivity

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  • Create a Start and End process and connect them together using multiple points on the connection line.
    • In Display Settings 2D/3D
      • Under Extend to centers of - check both From Process and To Process
      • Change Connector Type to Roller Conveyor
      • Check Rotate Objects based on Direction
    • Now go into Speed/Distance/Capacity
      • Check
        - Speed Based on Units/Sec
        - Enable Auto-Distance calculation
      • Change Line Capacity to 30 Objects
      • Check Enable Line Capacity
        - Enter '3' for Distance between Objects
  • Switch to the View tab and select 3D View, move the camera around to view the conveyor.
  • You can select a section of the connection line and move the ends of the section to adjust the way the line looks.
  • You can select a section of the connection line and move the ends of the section to adjust the way the line looks.
    - Click Start
  • If you select the connection line and go into the Display Settings 2D/3D and uncheck Rotate Objects based on Direction you can see that the objects on the connection line will stay at the original rotation based on what is set in the Objects and Containment.

 

 

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