SharkCAD-AP combines SharkCAD-Pro V10 with AeroPack, which is a collection of unique drawing tools created specifically for airplane design and drafting that imports geometric information from the Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) analysis modules.
SharkCAD-Pro offers design capabilities for printing, rendering, animation and precise manufacturing. Shark 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.
SharkCAD-AP and AAA: Once your geometry is defined you can export your completed airplane from AAA into AeroPack as a 3D model to review or create a high quality graphic. AeroPack Export Curve will locate and export the defining coordinates of a spline into a text file with just a few clicks. These coordinates can then be copied into Excel and directly imported into AAA.
AeroPack tools Create Airfoil, Wing Planform and Polyconic Surface allow users to quickly draw an airfoil from a predefined database, define a wing planform and create smooth surfaces between the curves that characterize your airplane.
Bundling SharkCAD-AP with AAA will save you hours on geometry input and allow you to quickly and easily visualize your airplane model in 3 dimension.
Legendary designer Burt Rutan's designed the SkiGull with Shark FX-AP
"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 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
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!
Software License Pricing
Software purchase includes: Shark CAD-Pro V10 CD-ROM and AeroPack CD-ROM. Shark CD includes 16 tutorial videos (listed below) Academic & Student License Pricing
- 64-bit Windows XP (Pro), Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon class processor
- 3GB free hard drive space
- 4GB RAM
- OpenGL/DirectX9 compliant video card with 256MB of dedicated RAM
- Mouse Point Device
- DVD Drive
- Mac OS 10.6.8 or higher, x64 Intel® Mac®
- 4GB free hard drive space
- 1GB RAM or greater
- 256MB VRAM
- DVD Drive
- Mouse (wheel button recommended)
Shark Tutorial Videos
For new Shark users, there are 18 tutorial videos to show the step-by-step process in using the tools in Shark CAD-Pro. The videos along with detailed PDF explanations make the Shark learning experience very clear and precise. View these tutorials in the embedded YouTube link below.
- The User Interface
- Navigating the Drawing
- Understanding Drawing Scale
- Setting up the Drawing Space
- Snaps and the LogiCursor
- PrecisionPoint and Coordinates
- Drawing 2D Shapes
- Drawing in 3D
- Basic Editing
- Transforms: Move Copy and Rotate
- Text Dimensions and Measuring
- Pen Colors and Fills
- Modifying 3D Solids
- Draw Goblet Tutorial
- Rendering the Drawing
- 2D Architectural Tools Tutorial
- 3D Architectural Tools Tutorial
- Create Coffee Cup Example