OpenVSP 2.2.0 Released

Version 2.2.0 includes many features and improvements in all corners of the program.  There should be something here for everyone, so go ahead and upgrade.

My favorite feature is the ‘r’ key.  Place the mouse over the model and press ‘r’ to change the center of rotation.

Many users will appreciate that we can now read both of the file formats used in the UIUC airfoil database.  Please let us know if you find any airfoil files in the database that you can’t read.

Users doing trade or optimization studies will want to check out the design and XDDM support.  These features should make it very easy to use VSP in your next design study.

In addition, there were a whole host of small fixes and improvements.  Some of these b… Read more

Workshop in Review

The Inaugural VSP Workshop is now comfortably in the rearview mirror.  It was exhilarating to get so many interested people together to learn about and work on VSP.

A number of the sessions were far too ambitious — for three days, few things went as planned.  There are certainly lessons to be learned, but overall, I could not be more pleased with how the whole thing went.

We had 53 attendees from all aspects of the aerospace community.  Industry, government, academia, small business, private individuals, and students were all well represented.  All manner of applications were represented including missiles, aircraft, and rotorcraft; every speed regime was represented — sub-, tran-, super-, and hypersonic as well as launch vehicles.

So… Read more