Shark FX-AP

Shark FX-AP combines Shark FX with AeroPack, which is a collection of unique drawing tools created specifically for airplane design and drafting, that can also read geometric information from the Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) analysis modules.

Shark FX v9 with AeroPack - a powerful new way of designing. Experience a new world of 3D design capabilities for printing, rendering, animation and precise manufacturing. Shark FX v9 has the ability to retain the control mesh as part of a feature tree for rapid design iterations that involve mesh and precise feature operations. State of the art technology converts meshes into optimized smooth NURB models suitable for solid modeling operations, including blending, chamfering and shelling, plus exporting to .dwg, IGES and STEP file formats

Legendary designer Burt Rutan's latest airplane, the SkiGull, designed with Shark FX-AP

Burt Rutan endorses

"I am using Shark FX with AeroPack as my primary CAD system in developing my first post-retirement aircraft; a two-place, multi-surface (water, snow, grass and runway) aircraft that will have the typical performance of a good land-plane."

-- Burt Rutan, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Scaled Composites

Shark FX v9

3D Modeling

Shark includes a powerful set of 3D design tools for curve, surface, solid and mesh modeling that includes:

  • Associative NURBS-based surface modeling with skins, covers and nets
  • History Based/Feature Tree for Rapid Iterations
  • Direct face editing for designing independent of history tree
  • Constant and variable radius blending and chamfering
  • Twist, bend, boss, hole, boolean and shell features
  • Mass properties and interference checking
  • Automatic 3D to 2D Drawing Generation
  • Rendering and Animation
2D Drafting

Complimenting the extensive 3D modeling tools is a complete collection of tools for creating and modifying 2D geometry.

  • Over thirteen dimension types including GD&T
  • Trim, extend, join, fillet, chamfer and fill curves
  • Interpolate, Bezier, Sketch, Fit spline creation tools
  • ISO and DIN standards for Hatching
  • Verify lengths, angles, distances and curvature
  • 2D Section Properties for Area, Centroid and Moment of Inertia
  • 26,000+ Symbols
  • Markup and Bill of Material
  • Intelligent wall, door and window tools

Ease of Use

While many packages claim ease of use, few actually deliver. Shark not only delivers unprecedented usability, but provides an uncompromised, extensive set of 2D/3D design tools. Shark has been designed, from the ground up, to be intuitive for the casual user as well as the professional engineer. Keys to the innovative user interface include smart prompting and tips, intelligent snapping through LogiCursor and over 80 minutes of training videos. Install Shark and design your first precision part within minutes!

Complete Design Solution

Shark is the industry's first modeling application totally focused on conceptual and preliminary design for those requiring precision content for 2D/3D digital models. Shark is a full featured package uniquely positioned to provide solutions that address versatile modeling practices, photorealistic rendering, animation and precision drafting capabilities all within one seamlessly integrated package. Complimenting the extensive 3D content creation tools, Shark provides an unprecedented number of formats to share 3D content, especially valuable when working in diverse design environments.

State of Art Technology

Shark supports an integrated collection of 2D, 3D, surface and solid modeling tools. You choose the tools or combination of tools you need for the task at hand. Notable tools include numerous spline creation and modification commands, seventeen surface construction methods, blending, chamfering, shelling, stretching, twisting, bending and foreign part editing tools. Shark uniquely bridges the gap between mesh and solid modeling with state of the art technology that converts meshes into smooth associative solids. Meshes converted into solid models are suitable for rapid design operations using feature based operations such as blending, chamfering and shelling as well as sharing to precision file formats such as STEP.

Share Data with AutoCAD™, CATIA™ and SolidWorks™

Shark provides an extensive set of tools for translating data whether you are working with 2D, mesh, or solid modeling data. The 2D formats include support for Adobe™ Illustrator™, BMP, EPS and JPEG. Mesh formats supported by Shark include OBJ, 3DS, FACT, STL, RAW, SketchUp™, VRML and export to 3D PDF. For those needing to share precise surface or solids, Shark supports IGES, STEP, SAT, AutoCAD™, Rhino™ 3D, Pro/E™*, VDA*, CATIA™*, SolidWorks™*, SolidEdge™*, NX™*, ParaSolids™* and Inventor™*. *Available only in PC versions of Shark FX.

Cost Effective Solution

At half the cost of AutoCAD, Shark delivers unprecedented value as your complete design solution. From concept through production, Shark's state of the art technology, innovative user interface and extensive data translators will help you get your product to market faster and more efficiently. Experience the Shark advantage in your next product design!

Shark FX-AP: $1,695


Node Locked License: Shark FX CD-ROM and AeroPack CD-ROM. Shark FX CD includes 16 tutorial videos (listed below) Academic & Student License Pricing

System Requirements:

Shark FX Tutorial Videos

For new Shark FX users, there are 18 tutorial videos to show the step-by-step process in using the tools in Shark FX. The videos along with detailed PDF explanations make the Shark FX learning experience very clear and precise. View these tutorials in the embedded YouTube link below.