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Coaster-Lab Interview

I recently stumbled across a website with some incredible looking theme park concepts and I just had to know more! The inventor and owner of the website agreed to answer a few of our questions. C101: Can you please introduce yourself –...

Cantilevered Coaster Update

I’ve been modeling a new chassis configuration for the cantilevered roller coaster. Here’s a quick preview video showing the range of motion of the car. Sorry for the bad quality. Hopefully, we’ll have a full track layout next time. The...

Interview with Jonathon England

Have you ever wondered how a roller coaster can operate multiple trains without having a collision? Coaster101 had the opportunity to interview Jonathon England, an amusement industry professional with experience in controls and more.  Enjoy! Could you tell us a...

Robocoaster CAD Model

I created a Kuka robo coaster model in CATIA. I used the car from my cantilevered roller coaster simulations to save time. The track is created using three sketches with laws (one overhead, one side profile, and one for banking)....

Coasters-101: Track Modeling

Welcome to the latest edition of Coasters-101. Let’s talk about modeling a roller coaster track on the computer. There are many different 2D and 3D CAD packages you can use. This example utilizes a 3D CAD software called CATIA (which...