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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Is there any type of aircraft design software to create a plane with? Like what Boeing uses, but a little scaled down?

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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Boeing used Catea (spelling?) for the 777. You could use Autodesk Inventor, Autocad2000, or Mechanical Desktop, however your file sizes would be huge, and you'd need a lot of RAM. This is one of the challenges I plan to embark on soon. I want to design an aircraft in Inventor 4.0 with interior and everything. I'm not sure if my 512Mb of RAM will be enough, but I can probably do it. I'll make a post with some images when I finish it up. But it'll take quite a while.

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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Send me an e-mail, and we'll converse some more about this. greenem@stny.rr.com.

Work Hard. Fly Right. Continental Airlines
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Speaking of file sizes, I was doing a job shadow with an aeronautical engineer from General Atomics when I was in high school, while they were working on the Predator; they were using "Cadkey" and the file size was around 5 Mb!

Yep, 5 Meg's for a 20x20 foot plane!

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