In this blog series, we will design a ladder, which will automatically change its size when changing parameters such as height, width, etc. For example, say you change the height of the ladder, the number of steps will automatically increase proportionally with the height. This is achieved by using variables as driving parameters for a well constrained model and then storing the different values as variations.
The following video displays the output that we will achieve at the end of this blog series.
To start with, let us define the variables and variations for the ladder. The variables will be used to constrain different parts of the ladder. The ladder will resize with respect to the values defined in the variations. In the Variables dialog, create the following variables:
Next, create following variations:
The above variables and variations are also shared in the Variables-and-variations.csv file. Instead of creating the variables and variations manually, you can directly import them from this file (Variables dialog > File > Import).
In the next blog, we will design the side-rails of the ladder. To view the next blog, click here.