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    737 Shell Dimensions AutoCAD

    Does anybody have the autocad drawing of the 737ng shell. I have did have the file somewhere but dont know where i put it.

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    Hi David,
    I think there are already several threads relating to this. Unfortunately a good CAD drawing has yet to surface or at least be shared with the community.

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    Has anyone ever contacted Boeing and just asked for the drawings from the side entry door station forward to the nose?

    You might be surprised if you just ask. Who knows?
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    I have written them on a few occasions asking if theymight have a spare nose section lying around that they did not need but I have yet to hear from them. Never thought about asking them for the drawings though. I did send all the measurements I could find under our files section and on Ian's site to an architect friend who promised to work on them whenever he had the spare time.

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    It might take several attempts until it lands in the right e-mail box with a corporation as large as Boeing.

    I'd probably bypass Public Relations all together and try to get to an engineer or designer. Customer Relations might also be a source.

    Without considering company policy, it's just a matter of finding the right person.

    It's not like the Boeing 737 is some deep dark National Security secret. Anyone with a nose section could reverse engineer it and/or make drawings from it given enough time.
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    I agree with most of what you are saying Michael but you also have to see it from their side. Essentially any drawings, measurements, technical information, etc. (while not a matter of national security) are in my opinion not going to be divulged too easily by Boeing or any other company.

    You are right, someone with an old nose section or even access to an active 737 could work on getting the measurements and putting these into a CAD program and getting the drawings a lot of us would love to have.

    However, it is one thing to know people can do this and completely another to actually give out the design and measurements. Any one can buy an Iphone or any product and take it apart to see the design, measurements, etc. but that doesn't mean Apple or any other manufacturer is going to make it easier by just sending them out.

    Of course there may be companies that do this, especially since we are not asking for the designs to make a competing product and you may be right in that it might be easier to get them directly from someone who has access to them, as opposed to having to work through multiple departments. As long as there is no company policy regarding schematics.

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    And here is the official line on this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing
    Product Information: We cannot respond to questions regarding airplane configuration, materials used, production, or engineering processes. We are also unable to provide blueprints, CAD drawings, or other detailed specifications about our products beyond information provided here.
    Yet another reason why you either have to find someone at Boeing willing to get you the drawings or put the information we have into CAD form yourself.

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    Yeah Boeing is very reluctant to give out anything regarding flight decks. I contacted the program data manager earlier this year (looks after all the cockpit measurements, CAD drawings etc from the 707 to the 787) and he said that simply their policy is to not let any third party gain hold of them, old or new.

    I then went on the contact CAE and Thales and they both said that they simply have to abide with Boeing regulations regarding the drawings.

    Sad considering quote, 'By giving measurements to anyone other than a simulator manufacturer, we are putting the Boeing Company at risk'. I left a reply asking what the risk was and that was the last of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Efe Cem Elci View Post
    And here is the official line on this:


    Yet another reason why you either have to find someone at Boeing willing to get you the drawings or put the information we have into CAD form yourself.
    Well I guess that party's over with.
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    I had a fellow mention to me the other day a program where you take a digital photo from different angles, dump them into a computer and it does a cad for you. I thought he said photocad but a search reveals nothing concrete. I'll ask him again this weekend.
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