Engineering numbers deserve better
Every engineering tool and instrument produces and consumes numbers in its own way. Numbers are reported in spreadsheets, quoted in documents and kept in ad-hoc databases. Truenumbers is the first technology focused specifically on care and feeding of numbers, letting them flow through the engineering process as they always did, but in a consistent, secure and uniform representation. It effortlessly centralizes them and makes everything about numbers easier for the engineer, and better for the department:
· Formatting and transcription
· Units and tolerance
· Consistency and validity
· Change and visibility
· Capturing hand-calculations
· Archiving and governance
What's in an engineering number?
A lot more than digits. What we call a number is really a statement of measurement. A value given for a property of something. It might have units, tolerance, a conventional variable name and contextual information. It's a rich collection of data. A truenumber looks like an ordinary number, but carries all of its descriptive metadata in a secure and portable package so meaning never gets lost.
Truenumbers are written in a simple syntax for measurement statements, so you can create a truenumber by entering it into the TrueOffice add-in in Excel or word, or into the Truenumber web dashboard. You can also import them from Excel or Word, or use the Truenumbers API's to create them with programming.
You can do a lot of useful things with truenumbers, like convert them (because they know their units and type), or use them in Excel, where they are tamper-proof and generate their own comments. Use them in the Truenumber unit and tolerance aware calculator so you can always recall the calculation and its parameters. Organize and search large collections of truenumbers, like materials properties or product specs.