nice, and still free.

My "canned" description:

ME Weights 2.1 is a material weight calculator which combines power

with ease of use. Designed to calculate the volume and weight of any

combination of fifteen basic shapes and a large variety of materials

commonly used in manufacturing and construction.

Shapes include:

hexagonal, octagonal, rectangular, square, and round solid bar

round, square, and rectangular tubing

sphere, hollow sphere, pyramid, cone, cone frustum (truncated cone),

and spherical cap

Square and rectangular solid stock may also have external corner radii

defined. Square and rectangular tubing may have internal and/or

external radii defined. This allows for the calculation of a large

number of "custom" shapes.

The user identifies the material, then selects and dimensions the

shape. There is a substantial built-in material density database, or

a user-defined value may be input. Dimensional data can be input as

any combination of inches, feet, millimeters, and meters. Output can

be in U.S. or metric units.

Input may be numerical or in the form of an expression - 1.500 or 1

1/2 or 1+1/2 or 1+(1/2) or (1+1/2), among others.

The program is a single 200k file which is installed simply by copying

it to a directory of your choice. It does not modify your registry.

Screenshot, showing examples of U.S. and metric output, at:

Download the program:

Hope somebody finds it useful.

Mike Rainey

snipped-for-privacy@bellsouth.net