Customizing Values in AccuDraw Popup Calculator

Published on January 17, 2013

Written by Bob Mecham.

To take the AccuDraw with Popup Calculator another step further than Complex Expressions.

Popup Calculator has an added feature allowing the user to create a shortcut of commonly used values to a list.  As a default “pi” (3.141592653590) has already been added to the list as a custom value.

Customizing Values in Popup Calculator using pi

 

 

 

 

Viewing Defined Variables

  • Using the key-in “popcalc variable show”.  The Message dialog will appear with pi defined.

Keyin Popup Calculator values

 

 

 

Popup Calculator value messages

 

 

 

 

 

Creating New Variables

  • Using the key-in “popcalc variable save <name> <value>”

For example conversions from feet to meters and back:

popcalc variable save m2f 3.2808

popcalc keyin meters to feetAccuDraw meters to feet Popup Calculator

 

 

 

 

popcalc variable save f2m 0.3048

popcalc keyin feet to meters

AccuDraw feet to meters Popup Calculator

 

 

Messages for Popup Calculator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Deleting Variables

  • Using the key-in “popcalc variable delete <name>”

Depending on what design work you are doing this added function in Popup Calculator can be useful.

 


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