Today millions of engineers are using Microsoft Excel to perform product design calculations the hard way. This is because geometry and calculations are inseparable when solving any design challenge but it is not possible to enter geometry directly in Excel - users are obliged to develop tedious calculations and external macros to solve geometry-dependent design challenges.
GrafiCalc® Elements combines the disciplines of sketching and calculating in a single application that enables users to seamlessly associate geometry and calculations in the same worksheet. Then as parameters are substituted in the worksheet, the entire worksheet is recalculated automatically to deliver the updated solution in real time.
Engineers can now perform geometry-dependent design calculations in GrafiCalc Elements. Results can be dynamically linked to Excel calculations using the Windows standard Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol. Engineers can also use Excel calculations to drive geometry in GrafiCalc Elements solution models. GrafiCalc Elements is ideally suitable for creating validated calculation libraries that can be shared and reused.
GrafiCalc Elements can also be used standalone to sketch and solve a wide range of design challenges with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy while making informed decisions. Following illustrate a few examples of solution models created using GrafiCalc Elements.
You can also exchange geometry between GrafiCalc Elements and all popular CAD applications. In the following example 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 3D model.
You can also print a drawing directly in GrafiCalc Elements as well as copy and paste information from GrafiCalc Elements into Word and Outlook to create professional quality design documentation.
Since the validated solutions are electronically stored in GrafiCalc Elements models you can manage, reuse, and share the intellectual property without re-inventing the wheel every time. Best of all, GrafiCalc Elements is priced to justify on every engineer’s desktop.