UltraCAD Design, Inc
 
 

Differential Impedance Calculator
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

1. Is this calculator free or is there a cost?
2. How much is a license?
3. How is the license administered?
4. Will the dongle work across a network?
5. Can I use the dongle on multiple computers? 
6. What are the system requirements? 
7. What is in the resource files? 
8. Why does it take the program so long to load? 
9. How accurate is the calculator? 
10. Will UltraCAD continue to support the earlier calculator (ultraclc)? 
11. Why don't you take credit cards? 
12. Why don't you accept purchase orders? 
13. Will you accept purchase orders for volume licenses? 
14. Would you be open to international representation by an international distributor? 
15. Where can I find complete specifications? 
16. Where do the files go?
17. Where do I go for support for earlier versions of the calculator.

1. Is this calculator free or is there a cost?
The calculator requires a license fee.

2. How much is a license?
$375 USD (a fraction of the cost of other alternatives.)

3. How is the license administered?
Through a license file. (A dongle is no longer required.)

6. What are the system requirements? 
Win 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win8.1. Both 32 bit and 64 bit systems are supported.

7. What is in the resource files? 
Lots of numbers. Beyond that, that information we consider to be proprietary.

8. Why does it take the program so long to load? 
On some slower systems, there may be a noticeable delay while the program loads. It is initializing a large amount of data. On the other hand, once initialized, it is faster (we think) than any other program. Lightning fast!

9. How accurate is the calculator? 
Much more accurate than our earlier one. But accuracy is hard (for any calculator manufacturer) to determine because it is hard to get real results to compare against. We have compared the calculator to other alternatives and the results compare very well. We believe the calculator is much more accurate than current fabrication technologies can manufacture to!

10. Will UltraCAD continue to support the earlier calculator (ultraclc)? 
The earlier version has been phased out. UCCALC is much more accurate.

11. Why don't you take credit cards? 
The calculators are a small part of our business, and the rest of our business does not require credit card acceptance. And we have used Paypal now for several years with no problems. Paypal is a great alternative for smaller companies like ours, especially for international sales.

12. Why don't you accept purchase orders?
There is a cost to your company and to ours for processing all that paperwork. It should be much easier for you to pay for the calculator individually and then get reimbursed from your company. If it is not, then we don't want to work with your accounting department either! Purchase orders are very difficult to administer internationally.

13. Will you accept purchase orders for volume licenses?
Yes, if they are from stable, domestic companies. Call for information.

14. Would you be open to international representation by an international distributor?
Yes. Contact us with a proposal.

15. Where can I find complete specifications?
In the Operator's Manual. (This is a large pdf file which opens in a new window. You might want to right-click and download it to your computer.)

16.  Where do the files go?
Beginning with Version 3.5, all files may be placed in a folder selected by the user. C:\uccalc\ is a good choice.  The license file must be placed in ANY of these directories.
    The root directory of your system drive (typically  c:\   )  or
    A   \uccalc\ subfolder under the root directory of your system drive (typically c:\uccalc\), or
    The same folder as the program file
    (Holders of a Universal License should place all files in the same folder as all the other universal files.)

 


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