As a senior who now has a newfound abundance of free time and a desire to keep on that cad grind and still learn new things, I decided it was time for me to learn how to make configurable part studios and assemblies in Onshape. After a few weeks of watching videos and messing around, I managed to have a final product I was happy with.
Introducing The Configurable Greyt Elevator Assembly!
You should be able to insert this assembly into your own documents by searching “Greyt elevator - configurable” on public, or creating a copy and inserting it that way. The elevator assembly has all mates needed including sliders for stage travel.
This assembly has the main features I thought I would like to Customize if my team were to use the Greyt elevator.
Currently, the elevator uses exclusively Versaframe for all the 2x1 box tubing, you can change the tube thickness independently for each stage.
Height ranges from 20.325"-70.325" in 1-inch increments.
Width ranges from 14"-30" in 1-inch increments.
Carriage Height ranges from 9"-14" in 1-inch increments.
The final addition I had was the ability to select the location of the rope for moving the carriage
You are able to select from dead center, far right, far left, and both right and left
(please note that having both requires the elevator to be at least 17"-18" wide or funky things happen)
Plans for the future
In the future, I hope to be able to add customization for the powering of the elevator( motor type, number of motors, etc).
I also hope to add the physical chain and rope runs needed for operation and clearances.
I currently have no plans to allow non-versaframe tubing or multiple stages.
If you notice any brakes in the assembly, please let me know and I will try to get them sorted out.
Also please let me know if there’s any other additions you’d like made!