Latest News:-

Jan 2013

SurfPlan™ and GliderPlan™ Professional v2013 are out now!  Among the many new features are new tools for visual design editing, and 3d models can now be exported direct to AutoDesk™ Simulation CFD.

 

 

Older News:-

Sep 2008

GliderPlan 2008 is demonstrated at Le Coupe Icare, in St Hilaire, France

Screenshot - ILE kite

Screenshot - Paraglider

Screenshot - DXF preview

Screenshot - BOW kite

Wind sports are a rapidly growing area, and the
technology of designing kites quickly and accurately is,
more and more, a critical part of the industry.

SurfPlan™

SurfPlan™ and GliderPlan™ are the world's most widely used specialised professional CAD applications for designing power kites and paraglider canopies.  SurfPlan has a solid track record in the industry, and is in commercial use for many types of wings :-

  • Bridled surf kites (BOW/SLE)
  • Traditional ILE surf kites (C-kites)
  • Paragliders
  • Ram-air Snow kites
  • Parachutes
  • Buggy kites
  • Hybrid designs

Specific features :-

  • Easy to use interface
  • Fast operation - generate plans immediately
  • Professional design and workflow features
  • Surfplan™ Professional works together with all common CAD software, including AutoCAD, Rhino, Solidworks, PatternSmith, TurboCAD and more.
  • Integrated 3d model viewer and 2d panel viewer
  • FEM modelling of in-flight sled canopy curve
  • Automatic force-balancing for correct bridle shapes
  • Surface unrolling algorithms, including advanced skin tension options
  • Visual designs on output panels
  • Surfplan™ Professional supports import/export integration with many CAD programs, nesting software and CNC manufacturing processes
  • Hundreds of easily accessible parameters