Setting Up Spreadsheet Environment

General instructions for setting up environment for use of my spreadsheet collection, either downloaded from here or from ExcelCalcs. To test the installation, I create a new limited user account on MS Windows. I have done this previously for Windows XP, and Windows 7. The current process was on Windows 10, which is an upgrade of […]

Ten Types of Spreadsheet or eWorkBook Applications

TYPE 1: Reference Library These eWorkBooks are databases or tables of data which are largely constant, and used as lookup values for calculations. They include such things as materials libraries, properties of chemical elements and such things. {MS Access or other DBMS potentially the better tool for this} TYPE 2: Data Collection These are eWorkBooks […]

Sponsored Products

What are Sponsored Products? Sponsored products are virtual downloadable products which are available at zero fee the majority of the time. The products are available free only so long as, the income from our consulting work is able to cover our living costs. When our consulting work is not covering our costs, then the products […]

Copyleft – is it practical?

Ever since I first learnt about copyleft, and the general public license (GPL) along with the design science license (DSL), probably 10 or more years back, I’ve wondered how practical it is to use. It would be nice if knowledge could be shared to enable and empower, and computer software enables many more people to […]

Software to Automate Engineering for Structural Products

Given an idealistic view that engineering takes place at the frontiers of science and technology, no engineering should be required for structural products as they are largely established technologies. However there may be need to make prototypes and physically test them to get some empirical data, and calibrate mathematical models. Additionally there are issues of […]

Manufactured Structural Product – A Start to Defining

A manufactured structural product (MSP), is a product that is dependent on structural engineering/design to demonstrate its fitness-for-function, and is otherwise fabricated in a factory and then transported to site and assembled. Primarily the intent is that it is designed once and fabricated and installed many times. The reality is, that the structural product is […]