Importing Airfoil to CATIA V5

This tutorial contains simple procedure to import airfoil dat file into CATIA

Click here for generating dat files or airfoils or download and use java foil

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  1. Step 1:

    Download and Open Profscan

  2. Step 2:

    Import the .dat file of the airfoil coordinates

    File > Open File > Open .DAT File

    Browse for the .dat file

    if you don't have dat file create using the link in the description or else use javafoil software

  3. Step 3:

    Export the airfoil profile as .dxf file

    File > Generate File > .DXF File

  4. Step 4:

    Open the .dxf file in Catia

  5. Step 5:

    Copy the airfoil by selecting and pressing Ctrl+C

  6. Step 6:

    Open new part design, start sketch in any desired plane and press Ctrl+V to paste the airfoil.

  7. Step 7:

    Many airfoils downloaded from UIUC Database don’t have a closed trailing edge. It has to closed manually to pad the airfoil successfully.

    First fix the open edges using constraint and then close the profile. Also create tangency to the open lines. Check the airfoil for any open ends.

    Exit Sketch and pad.

    Now exit the sketch use normal PAD option to extrude