Some programs that might make your day a bit easier.
pumpsy.xlsx is a system resistance calculator for water and slurry pumping circuits up to 600 litres per second based on reliable Warman pump theory and has been field tested on limestone and sand mining sites throughout Australia.
It was developed to assist process engineers and operations managers to quickly and accurately test pumping scenarios and characterise circuits under varying conditions, heads, viscosities, pipeline sizes and run lengths..
This background knowledge is invaluable as a sanity check when dealing with pump engineers and pump suppliers before committing to a major purchase or site disruption.
This program does not provide input into pump specifics such as efficiency, impeller type, gland type or other important factors that can only be provided by pump suppliers.
gantt.xlsx is a basic presentation and reporting tool for projects that cannot justify the overhead of purchasing and learning complex scheduling software.
It is pre-formatted on a single sheet for a two year project life span with a Gantt chart taking on an MS Project appearance as well as automated cash flow, expenditure distribution and resource distribution charts. A risk register is also included.
This tool quickly wraps up, presents and reports on smaller projects with minimal overhead and is useful in developing different scenarios during concept development and options analysis phases.
gantt.mpp is a reporting tool for smaller projects providing fields for task, duration, cost estimate and estimate accuracy.
This tool quickly wraps up and reports on smaller projects with minimal overhead and is useful to present different scenarios during the options analysis phase.
strip.lsp removes all intelligience from a drawing by converting most AutoCAD entities including text into polylines and has a variety of uses:
- Engraving files cannot accurately process text font data
- IP protection. Stripped drawings look the same but are impractical to edit
- Drawing templates, notes and logos become stable when stripped
- Liability protection if someone attempts to manipulate your CAD files in the future
- Tricking a workmate! Look at their surprise when their drawing has disintegrated!
You may be contractually obliged to provide CAD drawings to your client however you have no control over these assets in the future. Stripped drawings provide protection against third party changes to your released CAD files and ensure the original design intent and drawing intelligence stays within your organisation.
helicad.lsp creates standard 3D fasteners, springs and helices.
This program was written in the AutoCAD 2000 days when 3D modelling was in its infancy but is still useful today.
vex.lsp converts screen graphics into DCL vector images and is an alternative to slides and 3rd party programs.
This program can produce high intensity dialog box graphics that exceed the limited capability of slides and allows those who write .dcl files within autolisp programs to contain all data into a single .lsp or .fas file for total portability.