RR Unit Converter Help

Table of contents

1. Chapter 1 - Introduction
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Features
    1.3 What's New
    1.4 System Requirements
    1.5 License Agreement
2. Chapter 2 - User Interface
    2.1 Main Window
        2.1.1 Main Window - Compound Mode
        2.1.2 Main Window - Simple Mode
    2.2 Add/Modify/Delete Unit
        2.2.1 Add/Modify/Delete Unit - simple mode
        2.2.2 Add/Modify/Delete Unit - compound mode
    2.3 Search Window
    2.4 Show All Results Window
    2.5 Menus Explained
    2.6 Examples
3. Chapter 3 - Informations
    3.1 How to purchase RR's Unit Converter
    3.2 Contact Information
    3.3 Distribution

1. Chapter 1 - Introduction

Introduction

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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to RR's Unit Converter user manual version 3.1 - September, 2008

RR's Unit Converter is an useful tool for any kind of simple or compound unit conversions, using double precision 64-bit format values and operations, with build in dictionary for over 1000 units.
Scientist, engineers, students or anyone involved in scientific, financial, archeological or other activities where unit conversions are required will found this program useful.
 By using a careful developed algorithm, unit conversion factors could be defined between any two units. This feature allows you to use the most precise known unit conversion factor between two units. Therefore, any unit conversions will be performed with high precision.
The compound unit feature gives you more flexibility to perform complex transformation and calculation.
You could define your own values for fractions. Input fraction: both values, output fraction: bellow value only( above value is the result).
 RR's Unit Converter comes with a large database of units and a dictionary with definitions for almost all units in the database is included for your convenience.
You may even create categories and add your own units to the database.
All those features make RR's Unit Converter a powerful tool for all those involved in activities that require any kind of unit conversion.

Thank You for using RR's Unit Converter,
    RR's Unit Converter, team

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1.2 Features

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1.3 What's New

September 1, 2008 RR's Unit Converter v3.1

April 17, 2006 RR's Unit Converter v3.0

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1.4 System Requirements

Software requirements:

Minimum Hardware requirements:

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1.5 License Agreement

License agreement:
RR's Unit Converter©2005 - 2008

RR's Unit Converter- PRODUCT LICENSE INFORMATION

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8. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Romania and by the international copyright regulations and treaties. This Agreement may only be modified by a license addendum, which accompanies this Agreement or by a written document which has been signed, by both you and DoubleR Software. This Agreement has been written in the English language only and is not to be translated or interpreted in any other language. Prices, costs and fees for use of RR's Unit Converter are subject to change without prior notice to you. In the event of invalidity of any provision of this Agreement, the invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Agreement. RR's Unit Converter and RR's Unit Converter logos are trademarks of DoubleR Software. Microsoft, Windows, Excel, Word, the Windows logo, Windows NT, Windows 2000 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners

9. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This is the entire agreement between you and Resinari Radu a.k.a. DoubleR Software which supersedes any prior agreement or understanding, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter of this license.

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2. Chapter 2 - User Interface

User Interface

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2.1 Main Window

Main Window

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2.1.1 Main Window - Compound Mode

This is the compound mode main window. The single difference between compound and simple mode is on Input-Output area - found between Select Unit Category and Definition areas.

Select Unit Category

 - use this drop down box to select main unit category.

Input-Output


Value - column
Where values are entered and the result is displayed.
On first box: enter the above fraction value for input compound unit;
On second box: enter the below fraction value for input compound unit;

Third box: Where the result of the conversion and calculation are displayed.
Forth box: enter the below fraction value for output compound unit;

Prefixes/Derivation - column
From those drop down boxes select the prefixes like deci, centi, mili for metric units or derivations like mil(thou), pouce, pulgada, da, ynce of main unit inch for those units that have derivations.

Unit - column
Select from this drop down box the main unit. On compound units mode there are 3 drop down boxes to select from, for Input and Output values.
-First: is used to select main compound unit. For example on Speed category we defined generic - length/time which comprise all units from length and time categories as fraction.
-Second: use it to select above fraction main unit;
-Third: select the below fraction main unit;

Definition


Definition for the selected unit or prefixes/derivations will be displayed here.

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2.1.2 Main Window - Simple Mode

This is the simple mode main window. The single difference between simple and compound mode is on Input-Output area - found between Select Unit Category and Definition areas.

Select Unit Category

 - use this drop down box to select main unit category.

Input-Output


Value - column
Where values are entered and the result is displayed.
On first box: enter the value for input unit;
On second box: Where the result of the conversion is displayed;

Prefixes/Derivation - column
From those drop down boxes select the prefixes like deci, centi, mili for metric units or derivations like mil(thou), pouce, pulgada, da, ynce of main unit inch for those units that have derivations.

Unit - column
Select from this drop down box the main unit. On simple units mode there is one drop down box to select from, for Input and Output values.
-First: is used to select input main unit.
-Second: use it to select output main unit;

Definition

Definition for the selected unit or prefixes/derivations will be displayed here.

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2.2 Add/Modify/Delete Unit

Add/ Modify/ Delete

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2.2.1 Add/Modify/Delete Unit - simple mode

Notice: To add/modify or delete a unit, please first save the database under other name. Default database is read only.

On this panel you may Add/Modify , Delete or Select main categories.

Add - Enter here the name of new category;
Modify - select a category, change it's name;
Then press Add/Modify button to add at the bottom of the list or to modify the selected record.
Or, press Insert button to insert new added category above the selected one.
Delete - Select a category and press Delete Category button.



On this panel you may Add, Modify, Delete or Select units and their derivations.
Add - Type the name of a new unit, select its conversion factor value and unit, type its definition then press Add/Modify or Insert button.
Modify - select a unit or prefix/derivates, edit its name and press Add/Modify.
Delete - select a unit or prefix/derivates and press Delete Unit to delete the selected unit or Delete Prefix/Deriv. to delete the selected prefix/derivates.
Set As Default check boxes are used to define the default unit in that category or unit prefix/derivates. Each category must have a default unit and each unit must have a default prefix/derivates. Select the one that you think is the most important. For example on length category the default unit is meter with no prefix( default prefix for meter is - ). Those settings will also sets the default compound units behavior. When you define a compound unit like Speed which is length/time, the default unit for length is set to time and  the default unit for time is set to second. In that case the default unit for Speed is m/s. Knowing that, you may define Match for example, as been (331.6 length/time) (meaning 331.6 m/s).


On this panel you may define the conversion factor and unit for the unit from Edit/Add panel.


Here you may type or edit the definition for the new added unit or for a unit that already exists in the database.

Notice - Adding first unit - when you add the first unit, you must define the conversion factor as been 1 to itself.

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2.2.2 Add/Modify/Delete Unit - compound mode

Notice: To add/modify or delete a unit, please first save the database under other name. Default database is read only.

On this panel you may Add/Modify , Delete or Select main categories.
 
Add - Enter here the name of new category;
Modify - select a category, change it's name;
Then press Add/Modify button to add at the bottom of the list or to modify the selected record.
Or, press Insert button to insert new added category above the selected one.
Delete - Select a category and press Delete Category button.

On this panel you may Add, Modify, Delete or Select units and their derivations.
Add - Type the name of a new unit, check or uncheck the box form Define Compound panel, select its conversion factor value and unit, type its definition then press Add/Modify or Insert button.
Modify - select a unit or prefix/derivates, edit its name and press Add/Modify.
Delete - select a unit or prefix/derivates and press Delete Unit to delete the selected unit or Delete Prefix/Deriv. to delete the selected prefix/derivates.
Set As Default> check boxes are used to define the default unit in that category or unit prefix/derivates. Each category must have a default unit and each unit must have a default prefix/derivates. Select the one that you think is the most important. For example on length category the default unit is meter with no prefix( default prefix for meter is - ). Those settings will also sets the default compound units behavior. When you define a compound unit like Speed which is length/time, the default unit for length is set to time and  the default unit for time is set to second. In that case the default unit for Speed is m/s. Knowing that, you may define Match for example, as been (331.6 length/time) (meaning 331.6 m/s).

On this panel you may define the compound unit parts. Check box to enable selection. Select the units that form the compound unit. On the main window you will be able to do conversions among any units from length and time category as a lenght/time fraction.
Uncheck box if the unit is defined only as the default units fraction. For example Match is 331.6 m/s. Examine original database to see how those units are defined.
See
example chapter for more on how compound units may help you to define and perform complex conversions and calculations.

Use this panel to define conversion factor and unit for the unit from Edit/Add panel.
For compound units, use as conversion factor 1 to itself since the conversion factors will be imported from each simple unit that composes compound unit that you just defined.

Here you may type or edit the definition for the new added unit or for a unit that already exists in the database.

Notice - Adding first unit - when you add the first unit, you must define the conversion factor as been 1 to itself.

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2.3 Search Window

Use this window to search for any unit from any category.
Just type the full name or only part of the name in this window:


Bellow, will be displayed the search results.

Press Cancel to exit from this window.

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2.4 Show All Results Window

Use this window to see all the results listed for all units from the selected category.
Use filter by name to reduce listed results to those that fit entirely or in part the string typed on Filter by Name box.

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2.5 Menus Explained

From Main Menu, the following options are available:

 
Simple menu will open
Add/Modify/Delete Unit - simple mode window.
Compound menu will open Add/Modify/Delete Unit - compound mode window.

Search Item opens Search Window.
Show All Results opens Show All Results Window.
Create New - will prompt to save and create a new database file.
Save As - save existing database. Also database name could be changed.
Load - load from disk an existing database.
Exit - close RR's Unit Converter.

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2.6 Examples

The following examples will demonstrate how to use compound units.
First example: Fuel Consumption
Fuel consumption conversion is a complex operation because in US is measured in miles/gallon and in Europe in liters/100 Km. RR's Unit Converter allows you to do this kind of calculation between compound units with ease by using this compound unit feature. Having lenght and volume categories already defined, all you have to do is to define another category: Fuel Consumption and under that category, define two compound units: lenght/volume and volume/lenght. That's all!. Now you could perform any compound conversion and calculation among all the units defined in lenght and volume categories. In this case, select lenght/volume and mile per gallon for input compound unit. For output compound unit, select volume/lenght and liters per kilo-meter. Type 100 for bellow fraction value at output compound unit and you will have liters per 100 kilometers as output compound unit. At input compound unit type the known value for miles and leave 1 for bellow fraction value for gallon( you know how many miles per gallon). Conversion will be done and the result will be displayed as above fraction value at output unit.

Second example: Price conversion
Define a new simple unit category Currency, add USD, Euro and any other currency you want and define exchange rates. Now, if you want to transform prices like USD per gallon to Euro per liter, define a new compound unit Volume prices for example , and define one compound unit Currency/Volume on
Add/Modify/Delete Unit - compound mode window with conversion factor 1 to itself. Now, you are ready for price conversions. In main window, select category Volume prices and on input unit select USD per gallon, enter the price and at output unit select Euro per liter. The conversion will be done immediately.

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3. Chapter 3 - Informations

Informations

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3.1 How to purchase RR's Unit Converter

Price: $19.95

Online Purchase

We provide a secure way to buy our product. Our e-Commerce provider is Share-It! and accepts all kinds of payment methods like credit cards, checks, bank-wire transfers, phone and fax. That information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://www.ssl.com/
They supply you with a receipt/invoice upon purchasing. For more information please visit: Share-It! Customer Care Center.
Prices, terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Please check RR's Unit Converter web site for the latest product offerings and prices.

Order Online

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3.2 Contact Information

RRs Unit Converter Web-Sitehttp://www.unit-converter.rsoftr.com

Technical Supportsupport@rsoftr.com

Sales department: sales@rsoftr.com

Company Web-Site: http://www.rsoftr.com

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3.3 Distribution

You may distribute the free evaluation version of this Software on the condition that you do this by making identical copies of the downloaded file(s). 
Public download means any file that can be downloaded by browsing to
http://www.rsoftr.com and navigating through the links visible on the page, without the use of any password or identification that you may type in or that may be automatically supplied by your browser if you have typed it in before.

You must not ask payment for the act of distributing the free evaluation version of the Software or for the free evaluation version itself. 
You must make it clear to the recipient that you are sending a free version and that the recipient will have to accept a license agreement in order to evaluate it,
and make payment in order to fully use the Software. You must not distribute the free evaluation version by making it part of a larger package, unless that package
is a collection of evaluation software and other software that does not require payment.

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