NASA Open Source Parametric Geometry
OpenVSP is a parametric aircraft geometry tool. OpenVSP allows
the user to create a 3D model of an aircraft defined by common
engineering parameters. This model can be processed into formats
suitable for engineering analysis.
The predecessors to OpenVSP have been developed by J.R.
Gloudemans and others for NASA since the early 1990's. On January 10
2012, OpenVSP was released as an open source project under the NASA Open
Source Agreement (NOSA) version 1.3.
We are still in the process of setting up all of the things which
allow an open source project to work. In the meantime, get OpenVSP for
yourself from the links below.
OpenVSP 2.0.3a for Windows
OpenVSP 2.0.3 for Mac OS X
The OpenVSP source code repository has been made available on Github.
OpenVSP on Github
If you aren't yet a Git user, you should check it out. In the
meantime, if you want to download a ZIP archive of the current source,
you can always do so from GitHub. Just go to the link above and click
We have also set up a Google Group to host discussion about OpenVSP. If you have any questions, please ask them there.
OpenVSP Google Group
We now have a wiki, which should allow the OpenVSP community to easily help build this web site into a valulable resource.
Some introductory tutorial videos have been made available. These should jump-start a new user's fist experience with VSP.
VSP Tutorial Videos