When Spreadsheets Fall Short

A Guide to Smarter Engineering Calculations

The Pitfalls of Traditional Spreadsheets

Engineers traditionally like to use spreadsheets for their calculations. You can use spreadsheets’ computing power to solve complex equations. Plus, you can easily call the results from one cell into other equations.

On the other hand, the actual expressions can be hard to read, leading to errors and confusion. Fortunately, alternatives exist.

In this eBook, you’ll learn

  • Why you shouldn’t rely on spreadsheets alone
  • When to use professional calculation software instead
  • How to drive product designs with math software

Written by an avionics engineer and CAD administrator, this eBook explores better ways to work with spreadsheets, and offers alternatives that can boost your productivity.