the QuickCalc calculator, an interface that looks and functions
like a hand-held calculator, you can perform mathematical, scientific,
and geometric calculations, convert units of measurement, manipulate
the properties of objects, and evaluate expressions.
- Overview of QuickCalc
The QuickCalc calculator
includes basic features similar to most standard mathematical calculators.
- Access QuickCalc and Understand
Use QuickCalc directly
as you would with a desktop calculator, or use it transparently
within a command or the Properties palette.
- Enter, Evaluate, and Retrieve Expressions
Enter expressions in
QuickCalc using standard mathematical rules of precedence; review
and retrieve computations from the History area; and understand
the rules for using imperial units: length, area, and volume.
- Convert Units of Measurement
In the Units Conversion
area of QuickCalc, you can obtain equivalent values for different
units of measurement.
- Create and Use Calculator
The Variables area of
QuickCalc stores calculator variables that you can access as needed.
Calculator variables can either be constants or functions.