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CAD-POLICY FOR A-9 BOX WING AIRLINER

TABLE OF CONTENT

Table of Figures ........................................................................................................................................................................ 2


Responsibilities of CAD-Team ............................................................................................................................................ 3
Structure of CAD Team .......................................................................................................................................................... 3
CAD-Integrators ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Configuration Control ............................................................................................................................................................ 4
Master Models........................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Responsibility for Integration ............................................................................................................................................ 6
Axis System ................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Part Numbering ........................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Dimensions and Scale ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
Modification Log .................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Colour Coding.......................................................................................................................................................................... 11
TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1: CAD-Team Structure ................................................................................................................................ 3


Figure 2: Folders of Master Models........................................................................................................................ 4
Figure 3: Location of CAD_Models Folder .............................................................................................................. 5
Figure 4: Example of Master Model ....................................................................................................................... 5
Figure 5: Responsibility of Integrators and Designers ............................................................................................ 6
Figure 6: Axis System ............................................................................................................................................. 7
Figure 7: Modification Log inside CAD Files .......................................................................................................... 10
Figure 8: Example in Modification Log ................................................................................................................. 11
Figure 9: Structure of Modification Log ................................................................................................................ 11
Figure 10: Colour Coding ...................................................................................................................................... 12
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CAD-TEAM

The CAD team is responsible for setting up the initial surface model and implement changes to it if
necessary.

Furthermore the CAD team will ensure that the read-only shared folder (AVDCADTeam) is updated
with the latest files once a week.

The CAD team will assist the group in integrating the different components of the aircraft.

Finally the CAD team sets up guidelines for modelling, integration and CAD-configuration.

STRUCTURE OF CAD TEAM

For establishing the first Surface Model the CAD Team is organised as such:

Figure 1: CAD-Team Structure


CAD-INTEGRATORS

The integration tasks have been assigned as following:

- Fwd Composite Wings Amarnath Chirithoti


- Fwd Metallic Wings Ross Napier
- Aft Composite Wings Nick Markovic
- Aft Metallic Wings Praveen Rajendran Chennai
- Composite Fuselage Structure Paarthaa Iyengar
- Metallic Fuselage Structure André Pehlivan
- Aircraft Systems Ravinka Seresinhe
- Avionics/ Interior Torben Allert

The tasks of an integrator are described within the next chapter.

CONFIGURATION CONTROL

For the design of the A9 Box Wing Airliner the CAD-Files are stored in two main folder. The
“AVDCADTeam” folder is the read-only area, the “AVD Group Design Project/CADTeam” is the
read/write area.

There will three folders under the AVDCADTeam folder for the master models; one for the aircraft
with metallic structure and the second for the aircraft with composite structure. The third folder
contains the surface model which is the master geometry for both metallic and composite aircraft.

Figure 2: Folders of Master Models


Only the CAD Team Members and the nominated staff have write-access to that folder. All other
AVD-participants have read-access.

The content of the Master-folders will be updated on a weekly basis. For the update of the CAD
models all AVD students shall work in their individual folders and copy their CAD-files into the AVD
Group Project folder (CAD_Models) and notify the CAD team about their updates.

Figure 3: Location of CAD_Models Folder

Within the “CAD_Models” Folder every team member will be provided with an individual folder.

MASTER MODELS
The Master Model is a CADProduct-file with the main assemblies of the aircraft. In these main
assemblies (here e.g. “Fwd_Wing(C)”) the related top assemblies of the designers will be copied.

Figure 4: Example of Master Model


RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTEGRATION

The CAD Team Integrators are responsible for the integration of their relevant components into the
master model on a top level basis, e.g. the CAD Integrator for the Fwd Wing will take care of all Fwd
wing related assemblies, the fuselage CAD integrator for all fuselage related assemblies etc.

Each designer is responsible to deliver to the CAD integrator an assembly in the correct axis system.
The CAD integrator will not do any work below the assembly level.

Figure 5: Responsibility of Integrators and Designers

The figure above shows the integrators view on the Top level aircraft architecture. CAD Integrators
are responsible for the boxes at the very top. Designers will work from single parts up the their top
assemblies like e.g. Centre Fwd Wing. The assemblies shown in the lower part of this figure is
where the CAD integrators will look for updates.

As example, if a designer works on the fwd wing and implements changes to it like adding a rib or
changing the shape of the rib; he not only gives the Rib-CADPart to the integrators, but updates his
complete assembly and saves this updated assembly with all subcomponents into his assigned
folder. He then notifies the CAD-Team using the modification log described in a later chapter. The
integrators will then simply replace the old Fwd wing assembly in the master model with the new
assembly. Should the new assembly be not correctly positioned or creating clashes the integrator
will refuse to implement this new assembly and ask the designer to correct it.

All designers do their design work in their local drives and save only the CAD-files which they want
in the master model into the AVD shared drive (“CAD_Models”). The master models will be updated
using these files regularly. Typically this update will be carried out once a week and the CAD-Team
will inform the CAD Team Supervisor and the project monitor about the Update of the master
model.

Note: Designer should keep their own copy of their files in their personal drives as backup in case a
data loss occurred in the shared drive

AXIS SYSTEM

The axis system used for modeling the A-9 aircraft in CATIA is given as below:

Figure 6: Axis System

The origin of the axis system is located at the nose tip of the aircraft and the centreline of the
fuselage as shown above. This axis system shall be used to design and locate the components in
CATIA.

As a tip, when starting with designing it could be helpful to insert (not copy and paste!) the surface
model to the designer’s top CADProduct. By doing this the designed assembly and parts will
automatically be in the correct position to the aircraft’s axis system. Note: Please be careful not to
create new copies of the surface model.
PART NUMBERING

In order to prevent inconsistencies and data loss in the global assembly, the CATIA files names
should never be changed.

Every designer is responsible for creating their individual parts and at least one assembly. The
following naming conventions shall be used:

For a CADPart

“A9-XXXXX-XXX-XXXXXX.CATPart”

Individual Part number – unlimited digits,


free to chose numbering/naming
Iteration starting with 001

Individual assigned GDP Task (exact wording according to List)

Example: Rib for Outer Fwd Wing in Composite

A9-Fwd_Wing_Outer(C)-001-Rib01.CATPart

For Sub Assemblies

“A9-XXXXX-XXX-XXXXXX.CATProduct”

Individual Part number – unlimited digits,


free to chose numbering/naming
Iteration starting with 001

Individual assigned GDP Task (exact wording according to List)

Example: All Ribs for Outer Fwd Wing in Composite

A9-Fwd_Wing_Outer(C)-001-Ribs.CATProduct
For the Top Assembly

The naming convention for the top assembly shall be as follows:

“A9-XXXXX-XXX.CATProduct”

Iteration starting with 001

Individual assigned GDP Task (exact wording according to List)

Example: Top Assembly for Outer Fwd Wing in Composite

A9-Fwd_Wing_Outer(C)-001.CATProduct “

DIMENSIONS AND SCALE

The 3D-Model shall be designed in full scale. Dimensions shall be in millimeters.


MODIFICATION LOG

Record modifications made to the component in the Description box for the component which can
be found in CATIA's file properties. In the description field of all CADParts and CADProducts write a
short description and the date of the modification.

Figure 7: Modification Log inside CAD Files

CAD Model Modification Log

The global modification log is used to manage the iterations of the components. It should be clear
from the log which is the last version of each components. Furthermore the log is necessary for the
CAD Team to identify the latest version to be updated into the read-only folder.

The modification log (Modification_Log.xlsx) contains the list of every component (all CATProducts
and CATParts) It also contains a list of sub-assemblies and parts for each component.
Figure 8: Example in Modification Log

For each CATIA file created the following shall be specified:

Assembly-, Subassembly- and Part-names

Folder, where files are stored

Date of last modification,

Brief description of the modification,

Status (e.g. “new version waiting for update in the CAD model”, “updated”…).

There are 8 different sheets in this Excel-Spreadsheet, each for one CAD-Integrator. Designer must
take care to put their data in the correct sheet. Which components belong to each CAD-Integrator is
shown in an additional sheet (Allocation).

Figure 9: Structure of Modification Log

COLOUR CODING

The following colours shall be used for the design of the aircraft.
Colour Coding

Part Area Colour R G B Preview

Structures - metallic Grey 190 190 190

Structures - composite Beige 250 230 165

Electric systems Blue 15 90 230

Hydraulic systems Green 0 160 0

Environmental control system Yellow 250 250 0

Power plant & APU Purple 240 20 240

Fuel system Brown 189 142 64

Flight deck & cabin layout Light blue 80 200 240

Avionic systems Orange 255 128 0

Figure 10: Colour Coding