ToleranceCalc FAQ

Question: I use spreadsheets for tolerance analysis. How is ToleranceCalc different?

Spreadsheet based solutions first require you to convert geometry data into numerical information that you enter manually in the spreadsheets - a tedious process subject to errors. Then you must define and setup complex formulae to analyze the tolerances, a process, which requires specialized knowledge of statistical analysis.

Whereas ToleranceCalc works directly with geometry saved in CAD. Manual entry of nominal values is not required. Plus, all analysis calculations are already built-in. You simply enter the tolerances for each contributor as applicable and click a button. ToleranceCalc does the tedious work for you to automatically deliver high value answers in seconds.

Question: Who should use ToleranceCalc?

ToleranceCalc does not require any specialized knowledge of dimensional engineering. Which means all engineers and designers using CAD can quickly benefit from ToleranceCalc to participate in quality-driven product development.

Question: How long does it take to learn ToleranceCalc?

Less than 15 minutes.

Question: What are the key benefits of ToleranceCalc?

ToleranceCalc makes 1D/2D statistical tolerance analysis of CAD parts and assemblies at any stage of the product development process as easy as "spell checking".

Specifically, ToleranceCalc will help you to:

ToleranceCalc assures strategic success that results from including tolerance considerations as an integral and early part of the overall design process. With ToleranceCalc you will avoid costly redesigns caused by arbitrary allocation of tolerances.

Question: What are the system requirements to run ToleranceCalc?

ToleranceCalc can be used in conjunction with any DXF compliant CAD application on any computer running Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Disk requirement < 2MB.

Question: How is ToleranceCalc licensed?

Permanent activation code is issued for perpetual use of the software by 1 named user on 2 computers (work and home) tied to the MEC ID. In case the computing environment changes, courtesy new activation code is sent to the same named user for no additional cost.