Performing Calculations

Use the calculator to perform calculations using functions, predefined variables, user-defined variables and named points.

Tip: Use the tool to evaluate variables and named points without modifying the model.
  1. On the Tools tab, in the Tools group, click the  Calculator icon.

    Figure 1. The Calculator dialog.
  2. In the Expression field, you can add expressions that consist of functions, predefined variables, user-defined variables or named points.
  3. [Optional] Change the number format for the result. Under Formats, select one of the following:
    • Scientific
    • Engineering
    • Decimal
  4. [Optional] In the Decimals box, type the value or click the up or down arrows to specify the number of decimals.
  5. Click Calculate or Enter to evaluate the expression and display the result in the Result field.
  6. Click Close to close the dialog.