I just starting using it on one of my new projects, and it looks promising.
It does what it says, "...allows the user to create a 3D model of an aircraft defined by common engineering parameters. This model can be processed into formats suitable for engineering analysis."
What I do like about it, is it is not as CPU intensive as I expected. For a test run, I gave it my prototype fat boy design and it told me what I already knew spot on. Its hard to predict what a plane with two weed eater motors will do...
Thanks for the report!
It's a pretty cool tool! Well worth trying out. Maybe some members here can start making x-plane/flightgear models of their airframes with it. Hopefully someone can come up with a tutorial. With all the export options there must be quite a few ways to use it.
Ill make a tutorial sooner or later, but I still prefer Auto desk Inventor 2013 (yarr) when it comes to making models and doing stress tests
Well, I hope the $3k software package is better than the free one, otherwise they have a major problem in their business model!
By tutorial I just meant a simple explanation of how to convert your files to a finished model for use in a flight sim. Have you done this and compared the flight model to actual flying?
OpenVSP supports importing STL, NASCART, Xsec to mesh, and Xsec to surf.
Me personally, I use OpenVSP for inspiration and for testing basic setups. Will post screen shot of what im working on soon.