Here’s is a great piece of freeware. It’s simply called “convert” by Josh Madison. It’s an amazingly useful program – something that every mechanical engineer should have on their desktop! It’s function is simple – it converts any imaginable unit of measure. Force, mass, volume, acceleration, density, distance etc. Click here to download
This piece of software and we at the Mechanical Design Forum heartily recommend you download it now and put it on your desktop. You won’t believe how handy it is. Thank you Josh Madison!
Convert is a free and easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!
Convert runs on the following operating systems:
- Windows 95
- Windows NT 4
- Windows 98
- Windows 98SE
- Windows ME
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista (32-bit & 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)
- Linux/UNIX/anything that runs Wine1
- Convert runs quite well on Linux and UNIX using Wine. If you do this, you may need to change the tab layout to use a single row by going into Options > Preferences > Tabs, and clear the Multiple Lines option.