Does anyone know how I should start making a tank car ladder in solidworks? The handles on each side are 3 inches and the spacing between the steps is .5 inches and are an inch long.

Does anyone know how I should start making a tank car ladder in solidworks? The handles on each side are 3 inches and the spacing between the steps is .5 inches and are an inch long.

Albert,

Here is one I made up real quick. Everything is correct I believe except for the handle diameter which I happened to make .050" diameter. I did it using a weldment and I modified the sketch to the .050" diameter. If the diameter of the handle is something you would use a lot it would be better to save the profile for a weldment shape.

Hope this helps!!

Chris

****Edit - Added picture****

Here is another ladder. I used a curve driven pattern for the rungs.