iPad Apps for the System Designer and Facilities Manager

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</div> <div class=”bb_articlemax_detail_standard_article”> <p> </p><p>Heavy duty technical Apps are available at a reasonable cost, but not free. ELECTRICAL FORMULATOR PRO ($6.99) combines over 250 formulas, 150 charts and the first part of the National Electric Code. There are charts on motors, power demand, wiring, and voltage drop and safety codes. The basic program calculates kilowatts, horsepower, efficiency, power factor, watts, amps, current, power, resistance, and voltage. It includes formulas to calculate total resistance, capacitance, voltage drops, and transformer calculations. There are also over 100 conversion formulas as part of the program.

Mechanical Engineer is another $6.99 App that is the perfect tool for any Mechanical Engineer or engineering student. It contains over 300 important mechanical engineering formulas, over 300 additional conversion formulas, as well as 70 area formulas. Major areas covered in the program now include: actuators bearings, belts, boiler, brakes, clutches, elevators, gears, fluid power, heat transfer, internal combustion, kinetic energy, metalworking, plates, plumbs, power plants, refrigeration, shafts pprings and vehicle drive. All formulas can be saved. You can access recent or favorite formulas and e-mail the results of any formula. </p></div></blockquote>

It’s about time I start integrating an iPad into my daily workflow. Here’s an article highlighting some programs useful for engineers.


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About Matthew Peterworth

I currently work as a Technology Specialist at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City – a Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing (MEP) design firm. Prior to that I was a Project Manager for Information Technology Services (ITS), the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin. As of July 2008 I am a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. And as of June 2011 I am a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the great state of Texas. Please follow me on Twitter @mpeterworth. https://twitter.com/mpeterworth

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