Sketch Driven pattern-belt part

I am trying to make a tread pattern on a belt, but i'm having trouble with patterning the tread. I've never used sketch driven pattern, so i'm wondering if this can be used to pattern around the entire belt. Also, does anyone know of a way to make the belt move with the part as it turns? Thanks.

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@noah, use the "curve driven pattern" and when choosing the direction choose the sketch from the tree. This way it will go all the way around.

With regards to animating it, it would have to be in an assembly

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I hope it's what you really were looking for. I'm sorry that i should upload the model in solidworks 2012. but i also upload the model in step format.

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one more thing i forgot!
in these picture you can see what you must do in the linear pattern feature.

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