Category Archives: 3d cad modelling

NAA P-51D: Canopy

NAA P-51D Mustang: Canopy With the return to the P-51D project, I have been working on developing the fuselage and the canopy ordinates specific to the P-51D. Supporting information in this regard is hard to come by and we don’t have … Continue reading

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Hoppers: Surface Model for Mass Containment

Hoppers: Surface Modelling for Mass Containment: Although not directly associated with aircraft design there are inherent modelling techniques equally applicable to many aspects of aviation. The techniques relate to surface modelling for the containment of a known mass or volume. In each … Continue reading

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Bell P-39 Airacobra: New Project

Bell P-39 Airacobra: New Project I recently received a set of the P-39 scanned blueprints for the Bell P-39 Airacobra. An underrated aircraft not popular with the Americans or Brits but was very successful with the Russian air force on … Continue reading

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2D Draughting to 3D Models

2D Draughting to 3D Conversion Technical drawings, detailing the specifics of your design can be critical for the communication both internally and externally. We can transform your 2D CAD or fully dimensioned legacy paper drawings to 3D Models using our experienced engineers to … Continue reading

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Project Cad Technote: Sheet Metal Bending in CAD

Project Cad Technote: Sheet Metal Bending in CAD. Sheet Metal Work is an interesting subject to which I could no doubt devote an entire blog to. Fortunately for us we don’t have to as this topic is covered in detail … Continue reading

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NAA P-51D Mustang: Project Cad Technote; iParts

NAA P-51D Mustang: Project Cad Technote; iParts When it comes to organising standard parts using a Cad system like Inventor there are various ways to achieve this. Initially I considered a custom content library or even an iLogic expression linked to a parameter … Continue reading

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NAA P-51D Mustang: Project Cad Technote Multi Body Parts

NAA P-51D Mustang: Project Cad Technote Multi Body Parts The process of developing these drawings into accurate 3d models relies on maintaining the hierarchy according to the original NAA drawings, even if sometimes it gets a tad confusing when dealing … Continue reading

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