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Build Calc on ipad?

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  • #579330
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I use BuildCalc almost daily on my phone. Stairs, rafters, squaring framing, fraction/decimal/metric conversation….great app!! Well worth the $20!

    I have never bought a app yet but BuildCalc may be the first one.

    #579391

    I use BuildCalc almost daily on my phone. Stairs, rafters, squaring framing, fraction/decimal/metric conversation….great app!! Well worth the $20!

    I have never bought a app yet but BuildCalc may be the first one.

    For me I found sometimes my Construction Master would be at the office or have dead batteries but I always have my phone on me. A lot of the functions are identical to the CM and a few are better. The stair function can do a lot more than the CM @DirtyWhiteBoy.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #579417
    Stilla
    Pro

    buildcal is a real time calculator. it will even make you a drawing for a stair stringer. just like a blue print, you tell it your conditions and it will draw you 3 different plans. i love it for wainscoting.

    http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2012/07/20/wainscoting-buildcalc/

    #579472
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    buildcal is a real time calculator. it will even make you a drawing for a stair stringer. just like a blue print, you tell it your conditions and it will draw you 3 different plans. i love it for wainscoting.

    http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2012/07/20/wainscoting-buildcalc/

    That’s great thanks @Stilla I will get it and work on it on my down time this week.

    #579533
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    buildcal is a real time calculator. it will even make you a drawing for a stair stringer. just like a blue print, you tell it your conditions and it will draw you 3 different plans. i love it for wainscoting.

    http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2012/07/20/wainscoting-buildcalc/

    My calculator won’t do that. The blueprint option is worth the price of the app. Thank you @Stilla

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #579538
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    buildcal is a real time calculator. it will even make you a drawing for a stair stringer. just like a blue print, you tell it your conditions and it will draw you 3 different plans. i love it for wainscoting.

    http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2012/07/20/wainscoting-buildcalc/

    Thanks for the info and link Stilla. With all the recommendations I gonna have to give this app a try.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #579549

    buildcal is a real time calculator. it will even make you a drawing for a stair stringer. just like a blue print, you tell it your conditions and it will draw you 3 different plans. i love it for wainscoting.

    http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2012/07/20/wainscoting-buildcalc/

    Very nice, I don’t know how many times I busted my brain trying to calculate for wainscoting, this will definitely be getting downloaded.

    #579730
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    I use BuildCalc almost daily on my phone. Stairs, rafters, squaring framing, fraction/decimal/metric conversation….great app!! Well worth the $20!

    I still use the Construction Master Pro on a daily basis.

    Hips are rafter x1.3414 on 6 /12 all other pitches are on a framing square. Stairs I just measure my height and divide by a random number of risers utill I find one that is 7-7/8 or less.

    Yes I know , It’s just so much faster and easier to do it on a construction Master calculator. All that math,,,, I aint nobody got time for dat.

    It might just be that I’ve never take the time to learn how to use a construction calculator properly. They always come up with strange numbers on me.

    #579778
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I use BuildCalc almost daily on my phone. Stairs, rafters, squaring framing, fraction/decimal/metric conversation….great app!! Well worth the $20!

    I still use the Construction Master Pro on a daily basis.

    Hips are rafter x1.3414 on 6 /12 all other pitches are on a framing square. Stairs I just measure my height and divide by a random number of risers utill I find one that is 7-7/8 or less.

    Yes I know , It’s just so much faster and easier to do it on a construction Master calculator. All that math,,,, I aint nobody got time for dat.

    It might just be that I’ve never take the time to learn how to use a construction calculator properly. They always come up with strange numbers on me.

    Ok I can understand that. Using what works best for you. Back in ’89 I had a old Okinawan man, Toku teach me how to use the construction master 2 when he saw me using the rafter book and I haven’t turned back. Now thank to @overanalyze and @Stilla I have got the BuildCalc app on my phone. Man what a tool to always have in my pocket!! I now feel so stupid for not getting it years ago when it was first released. I remember when guys over at CT were doing the R&D on it.

    #579809
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I have got the BuildCalc app on my phone. Man what a tool to always have in my pocket!! I now feel so stupid for not getting it years ago when it was first released.

    Guess i need to move into the 21st century as well. Thank you for the recommendation Dirty.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #579815
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    After all this talk I just might download BuildCalc. Trying something new never hurts!

    #580604
    Stilla
    Pro

    best thing about buildcal, is they are truly looking for your feed back. they update a lot. the learning curve is kinda big because the app can do a lot. they have spent a huge amount of their resources building a knowledge base in the app and at their home page to help understand how it works. i wish a tool company like Bosch tools worked with them in some sort of blue tooth way. bosch has a laser measuring devise, it would be super cool if it worked with the app.

    #580609
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    best thing about buildcal, is they are truly looking for your feed back. they update a lot. the learning curve is kinda big because the app can do a lot. they have spent a huge amount of their resources building a knowledge base in the app and at their home page to help understand how it works. i wish a tool company like Bosch tools worked with them in some sort of blue tooth way. bosch has a laser measuring devise, it would be super cool if it worked with the app.

    That would be amazing, although with the Bosch toolbox app I doubt we’ll see any collaborations with outside companies in the neat future.

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