Blockpad is a new kind of 'spreadsheet' that helps engineers do their work faster and more clearly. It's built to be flexible and easy to use.
Click on the links to learn about the topics below, or start with Calculations and work your way through.
Math is done with spreadsheet-like formulas, but displayed in mathematical notation.
Blockpad formulas incorporate units, complete with conversions and unit tracking.
In Blockpad, it's easy to assign names to values that you input or calculate. Then you can reference them from anywhere in the document.
Blockpad tables are like mini-spreadsheets. You can put them in documents and reference values between the tables and documents.
In Blockpad, you can have a document with a full, normal spreadsheet.
Blockpad has a library of math, text, lookup, and engineering functions you can use in your calculations.
It's easy to create your own functions in Blockpad- you can do it in a normal formula.
The solver section can solve systems of equations with intuitive, formula style input. Then you can reference the results in the document.
You can insert a fully functioning Blockpad drawing into a document - with point snapping and formulas.
Blockpad formulas let you input matrices and do math with them. Matrices and spreadsheet arrays play nice together too.
Calculations with dates are easy in Blockpad - dates and times interact intuitively.
Array formulas are easy in Blockpad. You can go back and forth between matrices in formulas and arrays in spreadsheets.
You can have formulas in spreadsheets, reports (word processors), and drawings, and you can reference values between them like with sheets in conventional spreadsheets.
In Blockpad, complex number math is easy and intuitive - just type in i or j like you would write it by hand.