Welcome to VAF,
I am a French RV8 owner in an engineering school and I also want to have a CATIA/Solidwork model to improve the efficiency of the plane.
I sent you an e-mail, hoping that I could help you a bit in your project.
Hoping that someone already did the job and want to share it.
Van's RV-8 3040 F-PVRB
Aerosport IO-375 turning WW200RV
Dual Dynon SV1000
SJ Wheel pants/plenum/cowl
Flying since 07/27/12
Van's RV-8 2513 F-PTGV
Lycoming IO-360 B1B
Purchased as a project--Finished and sold