VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1496 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2400 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.
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 22 Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2383 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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