I just uploaded GW Calculator version 3.71, and it’s got some great features motivated directly by your suggestions. A lot of them are detail level usability tweaks and bug fixes, but I want to cover the three most obvious ones here along with an important note for GW Editor users.
New Cheat Sheet Getting Started Tour
The Getting Started Tours are a beginner’s best way to come up to speed on our products. Doing just one of the tours makes trial users 44% more likely to purchase G-Wizard–that’s a huge difference and it indicates that when a product is made easier to learn, folks are obviously more interested in buying it.
I got so much positive feedback when I added the Cheat Sheet feature to the product recently, that I decided to make it one of the Getting Started Tours too. I put it in as the fourth tour because I think that’s about where you’ll have learned enough from the other tours to get the best benefit from it.
To access the Getting Started Tours, just click the button near the top of the G-Wizard window.
Units on Fields in Feeds/Speeds
I’ve gotten this request from a number of folks so I added unit indicators to the Feeds/Speeds applet:
Note the “in” vs “mm” and “sfm” vs “m/min.” Now you can tell at a glance which units are in use. In addition, just double-click any of them to switch back and forth between Metric and Imperial. The old indicator on the Setup page is still there and works too.
GD&T Applet Now With All the Symbols
Our free GD&T Tutorial Course has been hugely popular with CNC’ers, and no wonder, it’s one of those essential skills for a CNC’er to have. I’m pleased to report that now that there is information in the course for all the GD&T symbols, the GD&T applet inside G-Wizard is complete as well:
Much More to Come!
There’s so much more to come. I’ve lately been stealing some time to work on another update for G-Wizard Estimator that will bring some very cool new features to the Job Cost Estimating world. We’ve got more on the way for GW Editor and you know GW Calculator will get more too–it always does!
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