I’ve written about all of Mike Zinman‘s iPhone software packages in the last few months – Mike’s the inventor of the AutoBlock CAD symbols and tools package from back in the early 21st century. It was a required tool for many of us LDs, as many of Mike’s tools are.
Mike has updated his popular Gel Calc program with some new features – check them out:
- Quickly calculate number of sheets of gel, best cutting direction to yield the most frames per/sheet and pricing.
- As you type in new frame sizes, it will be added to the picker.
You can reset the picker by shaking your device several times.
- Lookup over 100 popular frame, sheet and roll sizes
- Use inches or centimeters
- Determine total sheets required
- Determine total yield per sheet
- Determine best cutting direction for rectangular frames
- Determine pricing information, including sales tax
I got some images of the program from Mike – it’s a great edition to your toolbag – or in the case of the iPhone, your “nerd bag.” I have one. That thing is full of awesome programs. I need to get “Bedazzled” in some form. I was addicted to that game!