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    Discussion in '2D and 3D CAD general discussion forum' started by bscoffield, May 15, 2012.

    1. bscoffield

      bscoffield New Member

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      My VP of Engineering has asked me to look into the MITcalc software to aid us in shaft design calculations. Does anyone have any experience with this software? All information is greatly appreciated.

      Thanks.
       
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    3. proinwv

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      I purchased their spring calculator last year. The price is very good and it does seem to be accurate. It is a bit quirky to use, but then for the price I can't complain. I am a consultant and it was decided for them to purchase the Spring Manufactuers Institute software for many times the cost. That software is definitely more sophisticated but the MIT software looks good alongside of it.

      Do realize that they are in Europe (Czech Republic I think) so communication is not as easy.
       
    4. roy cornell

      roy cornell New Member

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      Ihave been using MITCalc for weld design for several years. Works well and is easily incorporated in design review reports when required. Overall - very satisfied.
       
    5. proinwv

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      Let me add this to the discussion. If you decide to purchase any of the inexpensive softwares, do some due diligence. Then if you purchase, spend some time running calculations by hand and comparing the results to the software. If you think that this preliminary time spent will eliminate the cost savings, then don't purchase it.

      Also, I believe that they will provide you with background material that shows their method of calculation and the equations used.
       
    6. vidgolob

      vidgolob Active Member

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      I have used MITcalc for spring calculations. I have to say I was satisfied, although it took some time to get used to working with the program ( a day or two - you don't exactly need a manual to start using this program ).
       

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