Hey our school is having problems starting an FSAE team, so we want to start designing already so we can start building once all legal issues are sorted at the university. I am a mechanical engineer undergrad who is nearing the completion of thermodynamics II, solid mechanics, and material science. (Also a couple other classes but they are not pertinent to this discussion.) I have completed statics, dynamics and all engineer physics courses. So basically I have a basic understanding of rigid bodies. I need to apply this to a program such as solidworks, proE, and or CATIA. I can get access to either of those. I just dont know where to start! I have purchased a few automotive engineering books but they mostly apply to vehicles sold to the consumer not a FSAE tublar frame chassis vehicle. Can someone please direct me in the right direction? We really need this team to help ourselves professionally in the future.