Hi everyone! It’s been a long time and I apologize for this taking as long as it has. I’ve made the first batch of Chapter 2 content relating to Modeling Design Intent live starting with Component Sets. The rest of the Chapter 2 content has been recorded and uploaded to YouTube so I only need to write up the introductions and make the pages live. We’ll see if I can’t get everything up by the end of the week.
Thanks for your patience and I hope you enjoy the new tutorials!
As of 9-30-21 a spending measure was signed that funds Federal work through December 3rd. Therefore, the 2021 OpenVSP Workshop will take place as planned. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to get back into full production mode for the site so I apologize for the lack of content recently. Planning for the remaining chapters is going well and I’ve been able to record lots of new tutorials which will be uploaded to new pages soon.
For starters, I’ve gone back and added introductory material to the Propeller topics that should clear up casual browsing of tutorials and enable the site’s search function to locate topics of interest easier. I’ve also updated the Rounded Rectangle Basics and Behaviors to reflect updates with version 3.24. There’s a new cross-section tutorial on the updated Wedge airfoil so check those out too.
Content for Chapter 2: Modeling and Designing Intent is well underway and you should expect to have lots of new topics to browse soon. The videos are all recorded and I’m working on publishing the pages now. Topics covered include Sets, Design Variables, Variable Presets, User Parameters, Linear Parameter Linking, and more! While the production of these subjects wraps, I’ll be generating content on model analysis including multiple detailed tutorials on VSPAERO for Chapter 3.
Finally, we are in the process of updating the information for the fully virtual (and free) 2021 OpenVSP Workshop including the technical schedule and links to the YouTube Live session on the OpenVSP Videos channel. Because many of the fundamental demonstrations were covered and recorded last year, we are focusing on more technical demonstrations this year along with unique research modeling applications, updates, and feature additions. We hope to see you there!
Sorry for the lack of new content recently. The team and I have been organizing the subjects for Chapters 2 through 5 so that we have a good layout for future topics. If we rush this step, there is a high likelihood that we will have to restructure the pages which will break any shortcuts or links that you may have set up. However, I wanted to check in with everyone and let you know that there are several topics in production now including VSPAERO, Parasite Drag, Sets, Linking, and the Curve Editor function.
Thank you all for your patience as we work to bring you quality tutorials and instruction. Stay safe and well!
-OpenVSP Ground School Admins
I’ve uploaded a new zipped folder with the new Ground School Chapter One example files to the download page. All of the Chapter One examples should be included in this file (2-1-21) so you’ll have the pre-built models for following the demos.
Expect changes to the individual topic pages providing more detailed walkthroughs, calling out the specific example file, etc.