GrafiCalc Elements includes a collection of facilities that have been enhanced over several years to incorporate valuable user inputs and the latest in computing technology.

User sensitive features

- Automatic unit checking and conversion
- Continuous discrete prompts for tools and commands
- Double precision floating point accuracy
- Full color style palette
- Mouse controlled Pan and Zoom
- Multiple cross-hatch patterns
- Multiple documentation interface (MDI) for simultaneous display of multiple worksheets
- Multiple level user definable steps Undo/Redo capability
- Multiple line styles
- Pan, Zoom, Zoom by 2X, Zoom by .5X, Zoom to fit, Show paper boundary.
- Text tool with customizable fonts and styles
- User definable units library
- Work with inch and metric units, as well as user defined unit system

Sketching Facilities

**Parametric Sketching** - GrafiCalc Elements includes a 2D parametric sketcher with automatic constraints inference and conclusion capabilities. A breakthrough matrix based constraint manager ensures ultra-fast response regardless of the number of entities in the solution model.

Calculations facilities

**Automated Graphical Calculations** - GrafiCalc Elements virtually eliminates tedious mathematical calculations and equation solving from the product design process. An extensive library of calculations built-in functions help users to automate a wide range of geometry-dependant engineering design calculations.

**Formula Bar** - you can simply point-and-click on entities (geometry, dimensions, and empirical values) in the work sheet to associate geometry and calculations in GrafiCalc Element’s Formula bar. Many of the built-in functions are context sensitive and are automatically inserted.

Once the geometry and calculations are associated in the Formula bar you can vary parameters in the worksheet to ask and receive design decision support information and updated solution in real time.

**Automatic Associative Measurements** - GrafiCalc Elements incorporates linear, radial, and angular dimensions that can be constrained to measure any aspect of the solution model. The dimensions are updated automatically as geometry is altered. The dimension values can be directly used in calculations in the Formula bar.

Input/Output facilities

- Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for 2-way Excel connection
- Built-in 2-way DXF translator
- Print drawing directly from GrafiCalc Elements
- Cut, copy, and paste information from Windows clipboard into GrafiCalc Elements
- You can copy and paste information from GrafiCalc Elements into Microsoft Excel, Word, or Outlook to generate professional quality design reports.

Built-in Functions Listing

Area

Distance of neutral axis to extreme fiber

Diameter

Moments a of Inertia

Polar Moment of Inertia

Product of Inertia

Radius of Gyration

Perimeter

Static Moment of Inertia

Centroid

Radius

Section Modulus

End or Endpoint

Included Angle

Length

Angle

Origin

Start Vector

Value

Vector

Alphanumeric Word

abs()

ANGLE(point_or_complex)

CEIL(number)

FLOOR(number)

DISTANCE(point_a,point_b)

E()

EXP(number)

I()

LN(number_or_complex)

LOG(number_or_complex)

MOD(number_a,number_b)

NOUNITS(value)

NROOT(number_or_complex,optional_nth,optional_ii)

PI

QUADRATIC(number_a,number_b,number_c,optional_number_ii)

RAND()Returns a random number between 0 and 1.

RANDOM(number_a,number_b)

ROUND(number_a,number_b)

SQRT(number_or_complex)

MAXIMUM(number_1,number_2,...)

MINIMUM(number_1,number_2,...)

ACOS(number)

ACOSH(number)

ASIN(number)

ASINH(number)

ATAN2(number_y,number_x)

COS(number)

COSH(number)

SIN(number)

SINH(number)

TAN(number)

TANH(number)

HORIZONTAL()

Point

UNITIZE(point)

Vector Add

VECANG(number)

Vector Dot Product

Vector Subtract

Vector Return

VERTICAL()

point_or_complex.X

point_or_complex.Y

Choose

False

IF

Is Complex

Is Error

Is Geometry

Is Logical

Is Not Available

Is Number

Is Point

True

A plus B, A minus B

A times B, A dot B, A divide B, A ratio B

A exponent B

A not equal B, A equal B etc.

A or B, A and B

Average

A

~ A

A%

Comment

DDE Reference

Dot Field Operator

{geometry Tag}

Variable