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Methods of designing an airplane

Question asked by Lance Plater on Oct 24, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 25, 2015 by Thomas Morgan-Witts

Hi everyone,


I have an full-scale airplane design that I would like to create from scratch on solidworks. I have seen many videos such as this: Lofts and Airplanes in Solidworks - YouTube


where the aircraft is generated by eyeballing the placement of the spline curves and matching it with the design pictures. This does not seem to be a good way of generating an accurate surfaces that can then be prototyped and machined.  Is there a better way to design an aircraft in solidworks? I would imagine that there is a better way go about this for a real aircraft that is intended to be CAD-designed and then built. Perhaps some aerospace engineers have some experience with this?