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How Do You Make Those FAA Airport Diagrams?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:51 pm

Hi all!

I want to draw some fantasy airports (sometimes I shock myself with the nerdy things I like). We all know about those nice diagrams on the FAA website. What software do they use to make them?

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RE: How Do You Make Those FAA Airport Diagrams?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:13 pm

I very much doubt that you'd be able to get hold of "the program" that makes them... I'm guessing that its custom built for the purpose
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RE: How Do You Make Those FAA Airport Diagrams?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:41 pm

Chances are the FAA uses proprietary software to create the diagrams, or it's entirely possible it's a mix between CAD software and Adobe Illustrator.

Your best bet is to find a copy of Adobe Illustrator or something like it where you can work in vector format.

You could also find AFCAD, which is a program used to design/edit airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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RE: How Do You Make Those FAA Airport Diagrams?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:44 pm

I'd say your best bet is Google Sketchup. You can make them 3D that way too.

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