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Tutorial for Forces 002 – Conveyors

Using Conveyors

Use these frameworks to illustrate conveyance or transportation of ideas or elements. The open ends on most of the frameworks in this series implies that there is a entrance and exit to a pipeline. The pivot points can be positive or negative influences. These frameworks can also be fitted together to create a more complex or directed flow.

Customizing the Conveyors

Adjust size

If you want to change the size/shape of the PowerFramework, be sure to group it and resize the entire group. Once resized, ungroup to proceed with other customizations.

Color variations

Select color from your document's color palette or a complimentary color so that the PowerFramework will reflect the color scheme of the rest of your document. There are separate lines outlining the conveyor belt. Notice that they are open at the end to imply that this is just a segment of a whole or that things flow in and out. Either delete them or color them the same color as the fill if you don't need them.

3D variations

Do not use 3D effects on this framework. 3D will distort the meaning of the framework.


Do not use shadows with this framework.

Gradients, patterns, and pictures

Use gradients only on the pivot points.


These frameworks are tough to animate except as reveals, e.g., fade, appear. There is no easy way to animate so that the conveyor appears to flow on its course.

Series that relate to this tutorial:

FR002 – Force 002 – Conveyors

Possible use example

Links to instructions for getting the framework into your presentation

  1. Determine the best file type for your needs
  2. Download the file
  3. Import the framework into your presentation
    1. Importing a PPT file
    2. Importing a EMF or PNG
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