I WAS JUST WONDERING WHERE TO START MODELLING A AIRCAFT IN CATIA. THEN I FOUND THE MODELLING TUTO USING THE BLUEPRINTS.I THEN THOUGHT THAT THIS IS SOME KIND OF CHEATING.THERE IS NO ORIGINALITY IN THAT MODEL.MAYBE I AM WRONG OR RIGHT?I LEAVE IT TO MY FELLOW GRABCADRS.
Put yourselve in the shoes of the wright brothers...they had nothing at all and started from scratch...Thanks to them we are flying now..
if you want to design something is real. you must know about its dynamics and mechanisms. and then you can start design from nothing to something with modifications and revisions. but tutos are helpful to show way for easy understand.
but do u think that creating something from its blueprints is against the originality when it comes to cad modelling?
It depends on why you're modeling an airplane. For precision models on already-existing designs, by all means use blueprints. For pure concepts, you can jump right into cad without any drawings. however, you could sketch something on paper, scan it, and go off of that.