I am an aircraft designer putting one of my three designs into SolidWorks so that I can run the load testing on it before I build it.
I know very little about how to work in the environment of a CAD program. I have used advanced programs like Photo Shop on regular bases. I thought that program was hard to learn. I can see that SolidWorks makes learning Photo Shop child's play.
So, I am turning to all of you for advice. I'm not even sure what part I should start drawing first (wing spar, propeller, etc.).
So, if there are any of you that want to help me get started with this, I am looking for those of you who either know SolidWorks really well and enjoy aviation or those of you who are Aeronautical Engineers.
My design is a good bit outside of the standard “Spam Can” aircraft design. Mine will have interchangeable wings. The idea is simple but making it a reality is a good bit more complicated due to tail control loads at high speed. Fortunatly, I have figured out 95% of the design issues.
I am an American living and working in the Philippines. Time zone UTC +8.
Anyone who wants to offer your assistance in getting this project into SolidWorks, your help will be most appreciated.
Contact me directly at email@example.com
Captain Danny Creech