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John Stevenson
02-23-2008, 04:33 PM
Anyone have any good links to engineering convertors, preferably stand alone ones as I'm not always able to get I-net eccess when out.

I have tried Convert by Josh Madison and Uconeer but they are not written by engineers and use terms like cm / sec and such.

Only the BBC and dress makers use centimeterers.
Engineers use millimeters up to 1000 then meters.

Main ones I use are oz/in to N/cm

and in/min to mm/min

These seem to be missing from the common programs.

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Mech
02-23-2008, 04:44 PM
John,
If you open Convert, click on options, then preferences, then the custom tab, you can enter any unit with any conversion factor. The custom section must be ticked in the tabs section of preferences.

John Stevenson
02-23-2008, 04:51 PM
Thanks but unless I'm missing something it only allows one conversion in the custom box.?

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Mech
02-23-2008, 04:59 PM
Not so, change the index part on the custom tab to 1, 2, 3, etc. up to 18 if needed.

John Stevenson
02-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Brilliant,
Many thanks, prooves you learn something new every day.

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motorworks
02-23-2008, 08:57 PM
try this one
http://www.pwr-tools.com/

sconisbee
02-23-2008, 09:01 PM
try this one
http://www.pwr-tools.com/
Now if only they offered that in a palm version i would be set!:D

mechanicalmagic
02-23-2008, 10:47 PM
Just about anything to everything.
http://www.onlineconversion.com/

One that I just saw,
http://www.calculatoredge.com/
Never used it, but it looks interesting.

Dave

Forrest Addy
02-23-2008, 11:37 PM
How about solid state: no betteries plus one moving part: a slide rule. Don't forget the decilmal point.

I still use mine for dozen of things.

mechanicalmagic
02-24-2008, 12:54 AM
How about solid state: no betteries plus one moving part: a slide rule. Don't forget the decilmal point.

I still use mine for dozen of things.

Forrest,

While I have heard stories of some that are faster with a slide rule, I'm not a true believer. And Yes, I still have my slide rule from the mid sixties.

But, there is NO WAY I will set a sine bar from a slide rule, if it needs to be right.

Dave

TGTool
02-24-2008, 01:13 AM
Now if only they offered that in a palm version i would be set!:D

Have you tried MathU Pro from Creative Creek? A programmable Palm calculator so you can make up what you need. The last place I worked I set up and used psi/gpm/hp calculator. Whichever two contraints you had it would give you the third. Furlongs per fortnight? Didn't need it, but it could have been done.

Jan

John Stevenson
02-24-2008, 05:28 AM
Thanks for the suggestions lads but I'll be sticking with Josh Madisons Convert for a few reasons, it's free, stand alone, can be customised and yes Forrest I still have a slide rule plus many calculators but these are only as good as knowing the conversion factor in the first place.

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Timleech
02-24-2008, 06:38 AM
How about solid state: no batteries plus one moving part: a slide rule. Don't forget the decimal point.

I still use mine for dozen of things.

Mine must be old-fashioned, it has two moving parts ;)

Tim

sconisbee
02-24-2008, 08:59 AM
TGTool: that looks pretty cool, ill have to try it out just as soon as i re-find the palm lost it last week cant find it anywhere!:mad: , theres a couple of other machinest/engineer related palm programs out there but they just arn't that intuative to use, one of these days ill get around to finishing my program but i keep putting it off:rolleyes:

Edit: Oh yea sorry bout the partial hi-jack!

Swarf&Sparks
02-24-2008, 09:17 AM
John, this may fill the bill
http://versaverter.en.softonic.com/

loose nut
02-24-2008, 11:50 AM
Only one problem with "http://versaverter.en.softonic.com/" unless you pay for downloading forget it, the "free" site is just a 404 away.