Why use LTES?
So what are the benefits of our approach?
While by-hand calculations form the basis of engineering, they are rarely the sole means of crunching numbers in modern firms. Calcs need to be run frequently, inputs change and time is in short supply. Personal computers are a life-saver.
However, to actually solve the problems, programs need to be written. In many engineering outfits, the general purpose tool-of-choice is Microsoft Excel. So when someone needs to write a program to solve some problem, you typically end up with a barely-maintainable mess.
Typical Excel spreadsheet with extra bells and whistles.
Ug. While Excel is a very capable tool, its abuse is rampant. When we at LTES run the numbers, we create a well structured program back-end with a Qt GUI interface on top.
Even better, we use a database on the backend (SQLite or MySQL), so everything is in a common format. Plus it's easily exported out as CSV, ready for the spreadsheet of your choice.