What would the best start point be?
Any advice gratefully received.
This is a pretty big question. Did you get any additional help yet?
first you must find an data about the airfoil which you choose, then input to solid work. input is many point with coordinat.
then you make line from that points, and you can make extrude or modelling that surface become 3D modelling
if you want to design an axial compressor, there are many parameter you must pay attention.
it's not easy to choose an airfoil,because you must find good airfoil so it can affect to engine or compressor performance. but if you just modelling it so it just can be good look you can choose airfoil you like. you can search some example profil blade in many axial compressor, so i think you can use airfoil which approach them.
but i find NACA 65410 choosed as an airfoil which used in a research about analysis and design for axial compressor. maybe you can choose it.
Thank you. Would you by any chance have any recommendations. I was planning on using the naca airfoil database to pick one that looks good