SolidWorks Foam Airplane Tutorial

Download Plane Body

SolidWorks foam air  plane 

My intern Greg Margolis from University of Massachusetts  Amherst and a few of his engineering friends were testing aerodynamics of this foam plane before a meeting.  Greg helped me turn this action into a SolidWorks tutorial from a photograph of the plane cutout.


If you have SolidWorks 2011-2012, open Plane All part first to see the multi-bodies.  Then open the assembly.

If you have SolidWorks 2010, view the video and then use Tools, Sketch Tools, Sketch Picture with the included jpg file.  You can also import Adobe Illustrator files and .dwg files directly into a SolidWorks part.

 Models: Download SolidWorks_Foam_Airplane (zipped uses winzipx)

Or download the individual files into a folder

Models Individual: Download Plane (All); View this photo; Download Plane Body; Download Wing (Large)Download Wing (Small); Download SolidWorks Foam Air Plane Assembly

Video: Download SolidWorks Foam Air Plane 2

Have fun.  Marie



Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard