Mathcad inventor and Mathsoft co-founder Allen Razdow’s latest venture is finally bearing fruit. His new company, True Engineering Technology, has officially released Truenumbers, an
application that aims to save valuable time for engineers by ushering in a new way of working with engineering numbers.
Truenumbers is new semantic technology that takes numbers from a static existence and turns them into a rich data type that can be embedded into documents and workflows, allowing engineers to share information more readily, not to mention, helping to reduce the risk and expense of project errors. Unlike PLM and PDM, which store structured engineering data, Truenumbers is designed to create, format, classify and search ad hoc numbers throughout the engineering group or the organization at large in any kind of document. Truenumbers can be used in Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, emails and HTML pages and are also compatible with PTC’s Mathcad 15, ensuring that calculated numbers and their units stay intact outside of Mathcad.
Truenumbers, company officials say, combine numerical representation and data management, relieving engineers of the burden of having to correctly format numbers in documents, perform accurate unit conversions and verify the source of numbers. The personal edition is available now as a free download for a 21-day trial.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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