Subscription Questions

How much does MechaniCalc cost?

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.

How does your billing work?

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.

How do you handle my credit card information?

We do not store your credit card information. We use a secure, PCI-certified third party, Stripe, to handle all credit card transactions. Please see our privacy policy for more details.

Can I change my plan later on?

If you start out on a monthly plan, you can upgrade to an annual plan at any time.

What is your cancellation policy?

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.

General Questions

Who uses MechaniCalc?

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.

Why use MechaniCalc when I have my own homegrown Excel and Mathcad templates?

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.

Is there a free version?

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.

What are the benefits of subscribing to MechaniCalc?

By subscribing to MechaniCalc, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Unrestricted access to the calculators and other content on this site
  • Ability to create new materials and cross sections for use in the calculators
  • Ability to save input files so that you never lose your work
  • Ability to generate beautifully formatted reports to document results
  • Removal of all advertisements and popups
Can I trust the results of MechaniCalc's calculators?

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.

Do I need to install or update the software?

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.

Which web browser do you recommend when using the calculators?

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.

Any Other Questions?

Please contact us if you have any other questions.