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(Steel) Elevator Cables

Question asked by 1-H82ADI on Sep 24, 2009



I am an intern at the Engineering Department of a small elevator manufacturer in Holland. Now I have to make a 3D model of an Elevator with SolidWorks for a schoolproject.

This is what I got so far:


I got the shaft, contrabalance, cage and machine ready to simulate the movement of the elevator, but I can't really find out how to make the cables (according to European Standards, at least 4 ar required). How can I make an elevator cable that pulls up the contrabalance when the cage moves down?


I know I have to do something with sweep, but I guess I'm not doing it right, 'cause it doesn't seem to work. Anyone any suggestions?