Author Archives: Hugh

About Hugh

BIM & Cad Manager/Strategist, 3D/4D, multi-discipline cad workflows, integration. Interests include photography and historical aviation.

Vought F4U Corsair: Ordinate Data

Vought F4U Corsair: Ordinate Data; About 6 months ago I received an ordinate dataset from a good friend Gary Henry for information purposes. It is a very comprehensive set for the fuselage comprising over 2800 points to define in excess … Continue reading

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HiRise data and WRL Conversion.

HiRise data and WRL Conversion: It has been a while since I last posted an article due to being busy with other projects. During some research activites, I came across a number of subjects that may be of interest, two … Continue reading

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Restoration Project: Corsair F4U-1

Restoration Project: Corsair F4U-1 This is great news; a good friend of mine has just acquired the wreckage remains of a Corsair F4u-1. The long-term plan is to restore this Corsair to its original specification as a standing exhibit. It would be wonderful to … Continue reading

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Technote: Inventor LT BOM!

Technote: Inventor LT Bill of Material. I normally use Inventor Professional but recently I decided to have a look at a common issue with Autodesk Inventor LT which is a part only product. Essentially the “lite” version of Inventor with … Continue reading

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Technote: Inventor Sketch Datum

Technote: Inventor Sketch Datum Point. This is one of those instances where you do something on a regular basis and don’t really appreciate the significance of the process. What I am referring to is when you create a sketch Plane using the option … Continue reading

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Technote: P-39 Inventor Facedraft

Technote: Bell P-39, Inventor FaceDraft Draft angles is actually a common requirement when working with aircraft components, particularly forgings, and it is surprising that I haven’t written an article on this before now. Facedraft in Inventor is a feature that allows adjusting the … Continue reading

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Technote: Inventor Export Sketches

Technote: Export Sketches The Inventor product has an option to export part Sketches to either an Autocad DWG or DXF format directly from the model environment. This is very useful if you are needing to share development information with someone … Continue reading

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