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RE: Mathcad and or Excel

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I frequently add simple sketches of plans and sections to my MathCad
templates.  I use Paint Brush because the files are relatively small.  
1.  Put a fence around the sketch in Paint Brush. 
2.  Hit copy.
3.  Open the MathCad template.
4.  Place the cursor where you want the sketch, and hit paste.

One trick I learned is to input the bit map sketches and define the
variables in MathCad around the sketch.  This makes the sketch interactive
with the template, and serves the same function as you would in a hand
calculation.

Some engineers I know use AutoCad Lite, but the files are larger.  You can
also take simple AutoCad drawings, save them to a bit map, fine tune them in
Paint Brush, and enter the bit map the same as above, and save file space.

Harold Sprague
The Neenan Company


-----Original Message-----
From: JohnOttCE(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:JohnOttCE(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 12:18 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Mathcad and or Excel

.....
The only thing that would make either one better would be the ability to put
simple drawings in the body of the calculations.
.....
John Ott