Engineering

Engineering is about numbers. Chasing down the ones we need, verifying to reduce risk of mistakes, or tracing back to figure out how we made one. All these take work. It would be great to have a way to keep track of numbers, but no one wants cumbersome databases locking things down. Truenumbers® is the way.engNumSrc
How do we know what a number we encounter really means, or where it came from? Every number tells a story of what it measures, in what units, its value and its origin or purpose, but we rarely capture it. So it seemed to us that if we’re accustomed to “rich text” that carries its own formatting and style, why not have a “rich number” that carries its own story around with it? That’s exactly what a truenumber is.

Hover your mouse over this truenumber right here → 33.3, to see what it’s about. Click on it to get more of the story from a Truenumber system in the cloud. Every truenumber contains encrypted “DNA” of specially structured metadata about the number that travels with it, and includes units, quantity, standard error, author, creation date, and more.
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Our TrueOffice add-in for MS-Office lets engineers create and work with truenumbers in spreadsheets, documents and emails but mirrored in a Numberflow® server in your back-office or cloud, creating a central, searchable new asset for your engineering department.

Creating and working with truenumbers is easy. You can write them down, like

  energy density of gasoline = 33.3 kW h / gal

to be parsed into truenumbers, or import them in bulk from spreadsheet tables. The Numberflow server has a JSON/REST API and SDK’s in JavaScript and C# .NET so your application developers can create new tools and workflows with truenumbers as the glue.

Engineering quality improves with higher-quality numbers. Truenumbers is easy to install and learn, V&V is reduced, problems with units disappear, engineers can tag numbers centrally with comments or caveats, hand calculations become archived and reusable, more engineering intent and history are captured.