Real time updating model preview
The application's overall design shouldn't pose any accommodation problems, with main features organized in tabs for quick access and identification, while each screen provides sufficient space for analysis and editing.
Most of the time is spent configuring input values which determine the size and shape of the tank itself. A real time updating preview section lets you analyze a 3D object from multiple perspectives, which is a visual representation of your tank.
Gather and save technical data
What's more, you can access a data sheet that provides an abundance of details regarding size, offsets, volume, wall density, as well as sensor-related coordinates. This helps you further adjust values to get a desired result, but measurement units displayed can only be selected for a few entries, resulting in a mix that's difficult to understand and process.
In case you find info useful, the application gives you the possibility to copy either HTML or TSV in order to add in other applications for processing. There's also an implemented model analyzer with several viewing options at hand.
Far from being a pro
Truth be told, the application's practicability is rather questionable, with little calculus done automatically. In other words, messing with size values does not adjust related sides or radius, so you need to know what you're doing.
Sure, you can toggle visibility of certain elements and even the anaglyph function, but with no export options that would have come in handy if you decided to actually build the model. Moreover, the application comes equipped with little precision tools such as a ruler for better analysis.
A few last words
Taking everything into consideration, we come to the conclusion that TankCalc can teach you a thing or two about volume and area through it's rich help content, but other than that it provides little variety and creation options. It's easy to use, but the lack of more calculators and export options considerably reduce its practicability.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir, last updated on November 18th, 2014
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- Solved a problem with slow response and occasional user-interface lockup in the table display, recoded the table generator user interface for ease of use and to correspond better with the Android version, updated the help file.
Application descriptionTankCalc is a straightforward application designed to analyze and compute the volumes and other characteristics of sto...