GrafiCalc is ground-breaking software that enables engineers to conceptualise, analyse, and solve a wide range of mechanical design challenges.
The software allows you to associate geometry and calculations in the same worksheet to capture the functional intents of your design challenge. Then, if you change any design parameter in the worksheet, the entire worksheet is reconstructed automatically to deliver the updated solution in real time.
This is a download only product – There is no boxed software or CD/DVD backup available.
GrafiCalc software combines the facilities of parametric sketching, automated graphical calculations, planar motion simulation, statistical tolerance analysis, and geometry optimisation in one application that enables users to explore, analyse, optimise, and validate critical design parameters before committing to detailed design and manufacturing resources.
Users are not weighed down by a full CAD system in the preliminary stages of design when they have most questions and minimum information while conflicts are the easiest to detect and the least expensive to fix. Ultra-fast responses deliver instantaneous engineering decision support information and optimal solution.
Today millions of engineers use Microsoft Excel to perform design calculations. Excel is powerful numerical calculation software but you cannot enter geometry directly in Excel – you are obliged to numerically describe the geometry in the calculations. This is a tedious error-prone process. Instead, you can link Excel and GrafiCalc Elements to dynamically exchange information in both directions. This way you can have the geometry-dependent calculation results in GrafiCalc Elements feed Excel calculations and conversely use Excel calculations to drive GrafiCalc Elements solution models.
GrafiCalc Elements can be used standalone as well in conjunction with Microsoft Office and all popular CAD applications on any computer running Windows Vista, XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
User sensitive facilities
- Automatic unit checking and conversion
- Continuous discrete prompts for tools and commands
- Double precision floating point accuracy – accurate to ten decimal places
- Mouse controlled Pan and Zoom
- Multiple documentation interface (MDI) for simultaneous display of multiple worksheets
- Multiple level user definable (up to 1000 steps) Undo/Redo capability
- On-line help and tips
- User definable units library
- Work with inch and metric units, as well as user defined unit system
Initial geometry can be entered within GrafiCalc Elements as well as imported from any DXF compliant CAD software using the built-in 2-way automatic translator.
Constraint manager: GrafiCalc Elements includes an ultra-fast constraint manager especially tailored for function modeling. The powerful point and click constraint manager can resolve virtually unlimited number of circularities. It tracks original design intents to automatically resolve plural solutions.
Geometry definition tools: Line, Circle, Arc, Poly Line, Closed Boundary. Array operations – mirror, copy, translate.
Constraint tools: Free point, Concentric, Centroid, Endpoint, Proportional, Tangent, Intersection, Virtual Intersection, On-Entity/Slider, Parallel, Perpendicular, and at a fixed angle with respect to another line.
Automatic Constraint inference: GrafiCalc Elements includes an automatic constraint inference facility which, when turned on, allows you to snap automatically to center, endpoints, tangents, centroid, and on-geometry automatically. Lines snap automatically to horizontal and vertical.
Text tool: Allows entering notes and annotations. Use all available fonts in your computer.
View manipulation tools: Pan, Zoom, Zoom by 2X, Zoom by .5X, Zoom to fit, Show paper boundary.
GrafiCalc Elements incorporates linear, radial, and angular dimensions that can be constrained to measure any aspect of the flexible model. The measurements are updated automatically as design intents are altered. The measurements can be directly included in calculations setup in GrafiCalc Elements Formula bar.
Formula Bar: A library of 88 built-in functions is included, to setup in the Formula bar and the Programmable calculator.
Built-in calculation functions: The software incorporates a “point and click” Excel type Formula bar that is used to establish bidirectional association between geometry, dimension, values, and calculations.
GrafiCalc is self-contained software that can be used standalone as well as a companion to Microsoft Excel. Windows standard Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol is supported. You can define calculation macros to drive Excel calculations. You can also link any dimension in GrafiCalc to any cell in Excel. Conversely you can use Excel to control any attribute of any geometry in GrafiCalc.
A 2-way DXF translator is available that enables you to exchange geometry between Graficalc and all popular CAD applications in both directions.
- Built-in 2-way DXF translator
- Built-in 2-way DXF translator
- Cut, copy, and paste information from GrafiCalc Elements to Windows clipboard.
- Cut, copy, and paste information from Windows clipboard into GrafiCalc Elements
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