Donn McKinney’s U.S.S. Missouri Propelling Forward with eDrawings

Since 2011, when we first featured Donn McKinney’s U.S.S Missouri project, our friend Donn has further progressed in his work. To give some background to those of you who are unfamiliar with Donn’s project, Donn, a fan of World War II-era US battleships, is currently building a fully operational virtual replica of the U.S.S. Missouri in collaboration with the U.S. Navy. Using the replica, he plans to examine the boat’s functionality.

USS Missouri Modeled in SolidWorks eDrawings 1

To show us some of his work, Donn converted his models into eDrawings files. And here’s the best part: you can view them too! Click here for a full download:
Download Donn McKinneys Models in eDrawings. If you don’t have eDrawings already, you will need to download it to view his spectacular model from all 360 degrees.

USS Missouri Modeled in SolidWorks eDrawings 2

Donn was very eager to convert his models into eDrawings files because they’re much easier to share and are generally smaller than SolidWorks files. In fact, using eDrawings for iOS, you can share models with customers, friends, or family using your iPhone or iPad. With eDrawings' new augmented reality feature, Donn can even see how the replica would look in his house!

Donn has realized numerous possibilities with the eDrawings software propelling his efforts forward. Do you have any stories about how you have used eDrawings?

Asya Bashina

Asya Bashina

Subscription Services Marketing Specialist at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
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Asya Bashina
Asya Bashina
  • http://profile.typepad.com/weewilly Corporal Willy

    Truly amazing. My uncle who was also my God Father, served on the USS Missouri and took pictures of the Japanese Surrender aboard this Ship. He would have loved to see this replica. How will you build the actual model? I always wanted to do something like this as well but I was thinking more of a Fletcher Class Destroyer. Or the Sumner Class. Both were used during war times. You did a fantastic job. My congratulations to you.