Engineering numbers deserve better
Every engineering tool and application produces and consumes numbers in its own way. They're reported in spreadsheets, documents and databases in still other ways. Truenumbers is the first technology focused specifically on the care and feeding of engineering numbers, letting them flow through the engineering process as they always did, but in a consistent, secure and uniform representation. It makes everything about numbers easier:
· Formatting and transcription
· Units and conversion
· Consistency and validity
· Change and visibility
· Capture of ad-hoc calculation
· 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 information. A truenumber looks like an ordinary number, but carries all of its descriptive information in a secure and portable package so it's 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.