Form: Calculator
Use the CSiBridge Calculator form to assist with mathematic operations in forms that accept generic entry. That is, when a command accesses a form where values are added in edit boxes, use the Calculator to calculate the values to be entered.
Access the Calculator as follows:
Open a form that accepts generic entry. For example,
Select a frame object and click the Advanced > Assign Loads > Frames > Distributed command to access the Frame Distributed Loads form.
Click in the first Distance edit box in the Trapezoidal Loads area of the form.
To access the Calculator form, hold down the shift key and press the Enter key, or hold down the shift key and click the left mouse button twice.
The Calculator also can be accessed by clicking the View menu > Calculator command on the Interactive Database Editing form, or by rightclicking within any field (column) that expects numeric entry on that form and selecting the Calculator option from the resulting dropdown list.
Calculate Formula
Formula edit box. Type the desired formula directly into this edit box.
Calculate button. Click this button after the formula has been entered in the Formula edit box.
Result edit box. As the name implies, the calculated result is displayed in this edit box after you click the Calculate button.
Note that the parenthetic information displayed in this area of the form identifies the units of the value in the text box (i.e., the text box on the form that was open when the Calculator was accessed) and, if appropriate, whether an angle is in degree or radians.
The form has the following menu items:
Command 
Action 
View 

Format 
Displays the Result Format area and Format dropdown list. Select the desired format from the dropdown list (General, Number, Percentage, or Scientific) for displaying the calculated result. When available, use the Decimal places scroll buttons to specify the number of decimal places to be used in displaying the result. Check the Show 1000s separator check box to specify that comma separators be used in larger numbers, such as 1,000 or 10,000. 
Functions 
Displays the Insert Function In Formula area and the Type and Function dropdown lists and the Insert button. Select the type of mathematic function to use from the Type dropdown list (Basic Math, Trigonometry, Length Conversion, Force Conversion, Term Conversion, Angle Conversion, Hyperbolic Trigonometry). Note that when a type is highlighted in the dropdown list, the display box to the right provides a brief description of the format of the result given the selected Type and Function. The options available in the Function dropdown list vary depending on the type of mathematic function selected in the Type dropdown list. Note that when a function is highlighted in the dropdown list, the display box to the right provides a brief description of the format of the result given the selected Type and Function. Click the Insert button to insert the function that displays in the Formula edit box into the Calculate Formula area of the form. 
Memory 
Displays the Memory area and the Memory 1, Memory 2, Recall 1 and Recall 2 buttons and two edit boxes. Enter a value or formula in the edit box(es) and click the Memory 1 or Memory 2 button to store a value that can be recalled during calculation of a result. Note that when the button is clicked, the value or formula transfers to the Formula edit box in the Calculate Formula area of the form. 
Show All 
The options on the View menu provide access to other calculator functions. Use this command to show the additional functions. 
Hide All 
The options on the View menu provide access to other calculator functions. Use this command to hide the additional functions. 
Always on Top 
When a checkmark precedes this option, the Calculator form will always appear "on top of" any other forms in the active window. This is the default. Clicking this command will allow the Calculator form to display behind other open forms. 
Edit 

Undo 
Undoes the last operation. 
Clear Formula 
Clears the formula entered in the Formula edit box. 
Clear Result 
Clears the result in the Result edit box. 
Clear Memory 
Clears any value or formula entered in the Memory 1 or Memory 2 edit boxes. 
Clear All 
Clears all values on the form. 
Copy Result 
Copies the value in the Result edit box to the Windows clipboard. 
Angles 

Degrees 
Specifies that the values for angles display in degrees on the form. 
Radians 
Specifies that the values for angles display in radians on the form. 
Close 

OK 
Accepts the entries on the form and closes the form. 
Cancel 
Closes the form without accepting the entries. 