Tag Archives: Inventor

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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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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Sopwith Pup:Wing Brackets

SopwithPup: Wing Brackets This was not meant to have been a study in its own right, but out of curiosity I couldn’t help but wonder if there was enough information to actually build an accurate 3D model. I was also curious … Continue reading

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Sopwith Pup: Technote

Sopwith Pup: Spar Clip Technote The Sopwith Pup is a single seater biplane built by the Sopwith Aviation Company, another aircraft in my archive, though not one that I have done much work on. This is just a quick technote; so not … Continue reading

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Mustang P-51 B/C Ordinates

Mustang P-51 B/C Ordinates: I have had a number of requests for the ordinate spreadsheets I developed for the Mustang P-51 B/C fuselage, cowl, cooler and air intakes, so I have decided to make them available to all; for a reasonable … Continue reading

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