James James

Cutting a NACA profile through a 3D Shape

Discussion created by James James on Apr 14, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 19, 2020 by James James

Hi everyone,


My first week with this software so bear with me - though I've been studying hard so hopefully this isn't a stupid question.


I'm looking to create a hydrofoil. I've created a profile (top view) and outline (front view) and now looking to use a NACA profile (airfoil shape) to cut along the shape along the side view.


So I'm looking to create a wing shaped profile that is fit within the extents of the surface, then cuts along it strictly in the side direction ( x ).


This is the profile I want swept and cut out of the above surface. I know how to import the profile. Just unsure how to cut it out of the shape.



I know a long way round solution would be to cut the surface into several planes, and scale the NACA profile into each using the surface as a template, then loft between each of the correctly placed NACA profiles.

Though is there a quick and easy shortcut?