GrafiCalc® Elements is groundbreaking software that enables you to work with geometry in the same way as spreadsheets work with numbers. With GrafiCalc Elements you can conceptualize, analyze, and solve a wide range of design challenges with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy while making informed decisions.
GrafiCalc Elements can be used standalone as well as in conjunction with Microsoft Office and all popular CAD applications on any computer running Vista, XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
What can you do with GrafiCalc Elements?
1. Sketch-and-Solve GrafiCalc Elements combines the disciplines of sketching and automated graphical calculations in a single application. Here are the steps for attacking a design challenge with GrafiCalc Elements:
The seamless bi-directional association of geometry, dimensions, and calculations in GrafiCalc Elements models allows users to ask and receive instantaneous design decision-support information and precise solutions.
2. Complement Excel Today millions of engineers are using Excel to perform geometry-dependent design calculations the hard way - because it is not possible to enter geometry directly in Excel and users are obliged to mathematically describe the geometry part in the calculations.
Now you can simply point-and-click to link GrafiCalc Elements and Microsoft Excel to dynamically exchange information in both directions using the Windows standard DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) protocol. This enables you to perform geometry-dependent calculations in GrafiCalc Elements to feed Excel calculations and use Excel calculations to drive GrafiCalc Elements models.
In the example above, user has linked GrafiCalc Elements and Excel to calculate the frequency of vibration of a bracket. The geometry in GrafiCalc Elements is driven by values in Excel cells B2 and B3 while geometry-dependent calculations are performed in GrafiCalc Elements and are linked to cells B8 and B9 in Excel.
3. Extend CAD You can exchange geometry between GrafiCalc Elements and any popular CAD application.
In the example above, initial geometry was imported from CAD into GrafiCalc Elements as DXF file. Optimized geometry was saved in GrafiCalc Elements in DXF format that was used in CAD to build the optimal 3D model.
4. Document, manage, and reuse solutions Since the problems and solutions are electronically stored in GrafiCalc Elements models you can reuse the intellectual property without re-inventing the wheel every time. You can also print a drawing directly in GrafiCalc Elements as well copy and paste information from GrafiCalc Elements into Word and Outlook to create professional quality design reports.
Best of all, GrafiCalc Elements is priced to justify itself on every engineer's desktop.