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GrafiCalc Elements

Next-Generation Product Design Calculations Software

GrafiCalc® Elements is game-changing software that enables you to conceptualize, analyze, and solve a wide range of product design challenges with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy while making informed decisions.

That is possible because GrafiCalc Elements is driven by a breakthrough graphical calculation engine that virtually eliminates tedious mathematical calculations and equations solving from the product design process. With GrafiCalc Elements you can associate geometry and calculations in the same worksheet. to capture the functional intents of your design challenge - if any parameter is changed the entire worksheet is recalculated automatically to deliver the updated solution instantaneously.

GrafiCalc Elements can be used standalone as well as in conjunction with Microsoft Office and all popular CAD applications on any 32 or 64 bit computer running Vista, XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

What can you do with GrafiCalc Elements?

There are four powerful workflows where GrafiCalc Elements can help you to solve day-to-day design and engineering challenges:

**Workflow 1.** **Use standalone to Sketch-and-Solve design challenges** 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:

- Sketch and constrain the geometry (initial geometry can also be imported from any CAD).
- Point-and-click to automatically associate geometry, dimensions and calculations in the same worksheet.
- Change geometry and note all associated calculation results update in real time.

Following is partial list of GrafiCalc Elements proven applications:

Beam calculations | Bearing calculations |

Belt and conveyor calculations | Boat and ship structure calculations |

Calculation library development | Center of pressure calculations |

Centroid calculations | Composites calculations |

Force diagram analysis | Forging calculations |

Heat transfer calculations | Hydraulic machinery calculations |

Layout analysis | Leveraging Excel calculations |

Lighting calculations | Load distribution calculations |

Magnet calculations | Masonry bridge stress calculations |

Material property related calculations | Optics layout analysis |

Packaging calculations | Paper transport machinery calculations |

Pressure vessel calculations | Pump calculations |

Section properties calculations | Shaft calculations |

Strength of materials calculations | Stress, strain, deflection, torque calculations |

Structural engineering calculations | Valve calculations |

Volume calculations | Welding calculations |

**Workflow 2.** **Use as companion to Microsoft Excel** 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-dependant calculations in GrafiCalc Elements to feed Excel calculations and use Excel to drive GrafiCalc Elements models.

**Workflow 3.** **Extend CAD capabilities** You can exchange geometry between GrafiCalc Elements and any popular CAD application in both directions. 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 optimal 3D model.

**Workflow 4.** **Document, manage, share, reuse solutions** Since problems and solutions are electronically stored in GrafiCalc Elements models you can reuse and share 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.

*"GrafiCalc has saved us considerable time in the modeling and optimization of the geometry used in our positive displacement machinery. What we used to do with geometric data from our CAD system and numerical data from our spreadsheet models is now entirely done within GrafiCalc at a fraction of the time that it used to take. Consider me a satisfied customer!"*

Steve Chomyszak

Chief Engineer

Mechanology LLC. USA