How to use the NACA airfoil data profile

usin the direct entery way to deal with NACA airfoil data profile is a nightmare so this is a better and more efficient way to to the job.

  1. Step 1:

    Using MS Excel inter the profile data in a worksheet, the profile is a ratio of the wing cord, so you need to multiply the values by the cord to get the real airfoil dimisions.

    then copy the resulted values to a new worksheet

  2. Step 2:

    Save the worksheet as Tab delimited txt file after omitting any thing but the profile data

  3. Step 3:

    In solidworks Start a new part project and go to the Features tab page

    choose Curves button then Curve through XYZ points

  4. Step 4:

    As the curve File Window popup click Browse button