Geometry and calculations are inseparable when solving virtually any mechanical engineering design challenge. GrafiCalc allows you to bi-directionally associate geometry and calculations in the same worksheet to define solution models that encapsulate the functional intents of the product under development. Then you can substitute geometric as well as numeric parameters to ask and receive instantaneous engineering decision-support information and the optimal design solution in real time.
How does GrafiCalc work?
In GrafiCalc you can simply point-and-click to bi-directionally associate geometry, dimension, and automated calculations in the same worksheet to define solution models that encapsulate the functional intents of your design challenge. Then if any design parameter is varied, the entire worksheet is recalculated automatically to deliver the updated solution in real time. Plus, GrafiCalc incorporates an industry-first Goal Seek feature that enables you to backsolve exact geometry to satisfy stated design goals using just four (4) mouse clicks.
I use CAD for product design, how will GrafiCalc help me?
GrafiCalc was designed to complement all popular CAD applications - GrafiCalc includes a built-in 2-way DXF translator that enables you to exchange geometry between GrafiCalc and your CAD application. With GrafiCalc you can test and validate critical engineering parameters before committing to final design in CAD. Net results are significant reduction of "build-test-fix" design cycles.
I use mathematical calculations software for solving design challenges, why GrafiCalc is more efficient?
Geometry and calculations are inseparable when solving virtually any mechanical engineering design challenge. Yet, with mathematical software it is not possible to include geometry directly in calculations – you are obliged to use two separate applications, one to define geometry and the other for performing calculations. This is a disconnected error-prone process that inhibits innovation. In GrafiCalc you bi-directionally associate geometry and calculations in the same worksheet - change in one updates the other automatically.
I use Excel for solving design challenges, how will GrafiCalc help me?
GrafiCalc supports Windows standard Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol that allows you to bi-directionally link Excel with GrafiCalc. This way you can setup graphical calculation macros in GrafiCalc to feed Excel calculations and conversely use Excel calculations to drive GrafiCalc geometry and calculations. Plus, in GrafiCalc, you can automatically collect transient values of data in a table format in the clipboard The data table can be pasted into Excel for instantaneous analysis.
How do I generate design reports from GrafiCalc?
You can print a drawing directly in GrafiCalc. You can also copy information including geometry and calculations in GrafiCalc and paste to any Microsoft Office application to generate professional quality e-mails and design reports.
How long does it take to learn GrafiCalc?
Users familiar with any CAD sketcher and spreadsheet operations can understand GrafiCalc principle of operations in minutes. Extensive tutorials and video training and knowledge-base modules are included - your expertise with the software will improve as you spend time with it.
What are GrafiCalc proven applications?
GrafiCalc technology is being used by thousands of engineers worldwide - following is partial list of proven application areas:
How is GrafiCalc licensed?
Each license price includes perpetual license for use by one named user on two computers (work and home). In case the computer or the computing environment is changed, courtesy new license is issued to the named user.