Do auto manufacturers release CAD files for their cars?

Seems like they would have to. For example; how does a company go about designing aftermarket parts to fit a specific car?

If so, how would one go about getting said files? Also, are there any third party 'databases' with CAD files for mass produced vehicles?

Maybe this should be is own question, but are there any easily obtainable databases of car model specifications?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I don't think it's in the car manufacturers interest to publicly release the CAD geometry that they invested time and money developing.

    Car manufacturers often allow other companies to produce aftermarket parts, under license, based upon the original drawings / CAD data.

    An alternative method used by companies to produce after market parts is to reverse engineering

    see

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_engineer

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  • altha
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    3 years ago

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