Enverter – Dimensional Analysis and Unit Conversion Software for Engineering and Scientific Calculations – Part II
Unit conversion blunder example #2
Flight 143 after landing at Gimli, Manitoba. (Image Credit: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider)
Imagine, you’re driving on a long stretch of highway when you run out of gas. This is not a good situation, but it’s not critical. Now imagine the same scenario, only you’re a pilot flying a commercial jet full of people! That’s exactly what happened to a Canadian plane at a height of 41,000 feet.
Air Canada Flight 143 was a Canadian scheduled domestic passenger flight between Montreal and Edmonton that ran out of fuel on July 23, 1983, at an altitude of 41,000 feet (12,000 m), midway through the flight. The Boeing 767 glided to an emergency landing at a former Royal Canadian Air Force base in Gimli, Manitoba, that had been turned into a motor racing track. This unusual aviation incident earned the aircraft the nickname “Gimli Glider”.
The subsequent investigation revealed that a combination of company failures, human errors and confusion over unit measures had led to the aircraft being refueled with insufficient fuel for the planned flight. (Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider)
This is amazing video explaining the incident. I highly recommend watching it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGR0Dep0sqk
What can Enverter do?
Enverter is a dimensional analysis and unit conversion software for engineering and scientific calculations.
Enverter can help you avoid costly dimensional analysis and unit conversion mistakes. It is also a great time-saver for frequent and tedious unit conversion calculations.
It is specifically tailored to address engineering and scientific unit conversion calculations with over 4300 unit conversions available in more than 20 different categories.
Enverter comes in two flavors: Enverter Web and Enverter CAD Add-ins.
Enverter Web, available at www.enverter.com is fully functional and completely FREE to use.
CADSkool recently made a great review video of Enverter: https://youtu.be/QHZpSiH517M
Enverter CAD Add-ins
Enverter CAD Add-ins offer all the good stuff available in Enverter Web plus the convenience of direct integration with your CAD software. You can avoid constant switching between CAD application and web-browser, enabling you to focus on the design calculations. It allows you to do unit conversions right within your CAD applications of choice without you having to leave your CAD application.
Today almost all Engineering design work happens in Computer Aided Design and Engineering (CAD/CAE) Software.
Advanced CAD softwares are no longer simply a 3D modeling tools. You can do engineering simulations, motion study, FEA, and even costing and estimation in addition to standard 3D design. It can often involve complex calculations where built in unit conversion in CAD applications, which often addresses only length, mass, and time conversions often falls short. Enverter CAD Add-ins are designed to address that problem.
On that front, we are very excited that Enverter for Fusion 360, Enverter for SolidWorks, and Enverter for Cura add-ins are available for you to download.
Enverter for Fusion 360
Enverter for Fusion 360 (Windows) will be officially launched on September 24, 2020. Enverter for Fusion 360 (Mac) is currently under development and will be released soon.