Pointor has been used in the design of Remotely Piloted Vehicles.
Airfoil data files can be read in by Pointor. The Pointoe creates a DXF of the airfoil which can be imported into CAD and CAM priograms. Flyingfoam.com is a company which uses Pointor for just this purpose.
Flyingfoam manufactures precision CNC Foam cores for Radio Controlled aircraft, UAV's and RPV's. Their customers are scratch builders, kit manufacturers, and competition flyers who require a precise and quality product. They can cut wing cores to specifications, plans and/or drawings on their custom built CNC foam cutter, shown below:
Bob Mellen explains part of the process:
"An airfoil data file is defined by a series of 2D points. In general, the leading edge of the airfoil is 0,0 and the trailing edge is 1,0. The point list starts at the trailing edge, runs on the top of the airfoil to the leading edge, then along the bottom of the airfoil where in ends at the trailing edge. I have created in house software that reads these data files and does the necessary scaling and offsetting to create the tool path for our CNC foam cutting equipment."
Here is a photo of the equipment doing its work using data imported to a DXF file using Pointor:
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From a happy customer: "I was working on a surveying class project and I needed to input 400 points. And I did not want to do it one at a time. I am new to AutoCAD but I was just about able to stumble through the process. With Pointor though, it was a doddle!. Thank you."