Sunday, January 15, 2012

OpenVSP - NASA Open Source Parametric Geometry (Think uber-cool, and OSS, way to build 3D airplane models for mere mortals)


OpenVSP is a parametric aircraft geometry tool. OpenVSP 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.

The predecessors to OpenVSP have been developed by J.R. Gloudemans and others for NASA since the early 1990's. On January 10 2012, OpenVSP was released as an open source project under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA) version 1.3.

We are still in the process of setting up all of the things which allow an open source project to work. In the meantime, get OpenVSP for yourself from the links below.

OpenVSP 2.0 for Windows

OpenVSP 2.0 for Mac OS X


Nothing to install, just unzip and run the vsp.exe


Here's something I created in like 15 seconds. One Pod and one wing and I've got the B2!  ( )



I have absolutely no practical need for this, and I have no clue what I'm doing with it, but it's still pretty darn fun to play with... LOL

(via science slashdot - NASA Open Sources Aircraft Design Software)

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