Make real-time engineering decisions while evaluating all your design options.

Personal software for "what if" engineering. TurboCalc is groundbreaking software that enables you to simulate and solve a wide range of design and engineering challenges while making informed decisions. TurboCalc is especially effective in the early stages of design when you have the most questions and minimum information while conflicts are the easiest to detect and least expensive to fix.

Works with geometry in the same way as spreadsheets work with numbers. TurboCalc combines the disciplines of sketching and calculations in a single application. With TurboCalc, you can easily associate geometry, dimensions, and calculations in a single flexible solution model that reflects the functional intents of the design. Then you can vary the parameters in the solution model to ask and receive instantaneous design decision-support information and optimal solution. Whether you wish to automate design calculations or simulate and validate your design challenges at the system level, TurboCalc will help you to get optimal answers in minutes instead of days.

Goal Seek exact geometry With TurboCalc you can automatically backsolve design challenges that benefit from optimization against any stipulated design criteria. For example you can specify desired goals for parameters such as cost, weight, section property, length, distance, position, shape, or any other value that can be calculated or measures, and then have the computer backsolve the exact geometry to satisfy the goal automatically. The Goal Seek capability in TurboCalc takes the "error" from trial and error.

Leverage existing tools TurboCalc is self-contained software that can be used standalone as well as a companion to Microsoft Office and all popular CAD applications.

If you can sketch it - TurboCalc can solve it.

Why TurboCalc

Conceptualise, analyse, optimise and validate critical design parameters

Leverage Microsoft Excel

Reuse and share solution templates

Analyse Tolerances and Producibility

TurboCalc complements TurboCAD and other CAD applications and includes a built-in 2-way DXF translator that enables you to exchange geometry between TurboCalc and your CAD application. With TurboCalc 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.

Features

TurboCalc Key Features

Associate geometry and calculations in the one worksheet

Automate tedious engineering calculations

Backsolve exact geometry to meet stated design goals

Evaluate more design options in less time

Leverage Microsoft Office and all popular CAD applications

Reuse and share engineering knowledge

TurboCalc offers a collection of facilities that have been enhanced over several years to incorporate the latest computing technology and valuable inputs from users.

User sensitive features

Automatic unit checking and conversion

Continuous discrete prompts for tools and commands

Double precision floating point accuracy

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

User definable units library

Work with inch and metric units, as well as user defined unit system

Sketching tools

Constraint manager TurboCalc 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. Initial geometry can be entered within TurboCalc as well as imported from any DXF compliant CAD software using the built-in 2-way automatic translator.

Geometry definition tools Line, Circle, Arc, Poly Line, Closed Boundary. Initial geometry can also be imported from any DXF compliant CAD software.

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 snapping facility TurboCalc includes an automatic constraint inference facility which, hen 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.

Automatic measurements

TurboCalc 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 TurboCalc Formula bar.

Calculations facilities

Formula Bar TurboCalc incorporates a “point and click” type Formula bar that is used to establish bi-directional association between geometry, dimension, empirical values, and calculations.

Built-in calculation functions TurboCalc includes a library of 88 built-in functions to setup in the Formula bar and the Programmable calculator. Complete built-in function listing is available at the end of this page.

Automatic backsolving (Goal Seek)

TurboCalc allows users to stipulated any measured or calculated value as design target and then have the omputer Goal Seek the characteristics of any geometry that participates in the result until the actual value of the measurement or the calculated value is equal to the stipulated target value.

Input Output

Built-in 2-way DXF translator

Print drawing directly from TurboCalc

Cut, copy, and paste information from TurboCalc to Windows clipboard.

Cut, copy, and paste information from Windows clipboard into TurboCalc

Windows standard 2-way Dynamic data exchange (DDE)

Built-in Functions Listing

Mathematical Functions

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)

Geometry-associative Calculation Functions

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

Choose False IF Is Complex Is Error Is Geometry Is Logical Is Not Available Is Number Is Point True

Binary Operators

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

Unary Operations

A ~ A

Postfix Operators

A%

Textual Components

Comment DDE Reference Dot Field Operator {geometry Tag} Variable

Screenshots

Requirements

Windows XP/Vista/Windows7/Windows 8; disc requirement 2 MB

TurboCalc can be used as a 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.