Interactive Graphics in the F-18 Design 760937

An interactive graphics system is being used extensively at McDonnell Aircraft Company (MCAIR) for the production design of the F-18 weapon system. Examples are discussed wherein computer graphics has been used in applications varying from preliminary design studies to finished detailing of production part drawings. Structural part definition, mechanism design, clearance and visibility studies, structural analysis and hydraulic system routing are cost-effective applications. Benefits among engineering groups and to downstream users of computer-stored geometry definitions are also discussed.


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