We offer two subscription types, both of which have monthly and annual payment options. Our prices are much lower than what you would typically pay for engineering software. One of our primary goals is to make premium engineering software affordable for individual engineers. See our pricing page for more details.
You pay for service at the start of the subscription period. You will either be billed monthly (every 30 days) or annually, depending on the subscription plan you select. After your payment, you will have full access to MechaniCalc's service for the applicable subscription period (either 30 days or 1 year). At the end of the period, your plan will be renewed automatically unless you have cancelled your subscription.
If you start out on a monthly plan, you can upgrade to an annual plan at any time.
There are absolutely no obligations -- you can cancel your subscription at any time. If you do cancel, your account will remain active until the end of your subscription period. You won't receive any further bills after cancelling your subscription.
MechaniCalc is primarily used by Mechanical Engineers and Structural Engineers, but it is also used by Civil Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Machinists, and Architects.
MechaniCalc is actually very well suited for use alongside your own homegrown Excel and Mathcad templates. Because of the speed with which you can run an analysis in MechaniCalc, you can check your numbers in MechaniCalc first before spending the time to update your templates. In addition to saving time, working this way also provides an excellent sanity check of your own calculations.
The calculators on this site can be used for free on a limited basis, but to obtain full use of the calculators you must sign up for an account.
By subscribing to MechaniCalc, you will receive the following benefits:
All of our calculators have been thoroughly validated using example cases. Some example validation cases have been fully documented and made available for your review on our website. Every calculator has a link to its validation cases in the upper right corner of the calculator page. You can also find links to the validation cases in the main calculator page.
In addition to the validation cases, the methods behind all of our calculators have been thoroughly documented so that you can see exactly what is happening under the hood. Every calculator links to the relevant documentation in the upper right corner of the calculator page. You can also find links to the reference documentation in the main calculator page, and you can find a full listing of the documentation in main reference page.
Not at all. One of the primary benefits of MechaniCalc is that it is completely online. This means that you can access the software from any computer with an internet connection without having to install anything. You also don't need to worry about updates, since the website will always be up to date with the latest and greatest version.
MechaniCalc is tested on all of the major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari). However, most of the testing is done using Google Chrome, so we recommend using Chrome if possible.
Please contact us if you have any other questions.