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Framing calculator

Postby Colin » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:40 pm

Hello Framers,

Some years ago I developed a framing calculator based on Excel. It has served me well and if you look at older posts you will see that I did consider selling it but eventually decided not to. After over 40 years in the computing industry I know the amount of time spent supporting a program often exceeds the time it took to write it. So basically I bottled out.
Recently an emerging framer found my old post and asked if he could have a copy to help him get established. If it helps I am happy to give this program to the community if anyone would like a copy please let me know.
It is free of charge but if you feel you would like to make a donation details of my PayPal account are in the spreadsheet.
It is based on the PC version of Excel, if you are using a Mac let me know as I may need to alter the 1900/1904 date system to suite.
No macros are involved and it operates purely of formulae to avoid problems associated with virus infestation.
Hopefully I am not stepping on anyone's toes by providing this or contravening any forum rules.

Happy New Year
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Re: Framing calculator

Postby featurepiece » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:15 am

I personally don't need it thanks but it's decent of you to offer, i'm sure someone will find your work a great help. Cheers
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Re: Framing calculator

Postby jonathanfaint » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:37 am

Morning Colin, I am new to framing having recently taken over a friends business. His old chart dates back from 1991. I have been looking for a solution for this. I use an ipad and imac so would be very interested in trying something simple.

Is it possible to be able to try this please and see if it works for me? I have been looking everywhere for a simple solution to this, there are a number of programmes out there that do so much more, all i need is a calculator that can give me a rough idea on my pricing.

Thanks very much

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Dave » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:34 am

Very Kind offer, I have a basic one that I have developed myself, but it is very,very basic. So yes I'd like a copy please to have a look at.

Will PM you my email address.

Cheers

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby MelvynB » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:57 pm

Me to please im using windows 7 would love to look as been driving myself mad trying to do something myself
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Postby theframer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:00 pm

I would like to have a look please running windows vista,
Thanks
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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Colin » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:50 pm

If you would like a copy could you please send me a pm with your email address and I will send it to you as an attachment. I have sent out a few copies so maybe a bit of feedback will appear, honesty is always the best policy so good or bad just let me and others know. I offer it freely so please be polite.

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:05 pm

Hi Colin received copy, am on my own at the minute as staff off sick. I'll have a play next week though.

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby acleto » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:10 pm

Hi, Colin

First of all, many thanks for your time and work,
and yes, please, send me a copy, just send you a PM.

Regards from Portugal
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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Colin Macintyre » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:15 pm

Colin,

Thanks very much for sending me a copy of your programme. It really is a great tool. I'm just into my third year trading and have evolved a pricing formula for which I also use Excel, so it has been very helpful to see a much more pro programme. This should be very useful to anyone starting a framing business. I'm sure this does as good a job as any of the framing software that you can spend a lot of cash on. What about an iphone app! (you could make a fortune with that).
I was very interested to see your programme and to compare it with my own pricing formula, so many thanks again. My situation is that I am trying to get my business established and every penny counts at the moment, but if I do start using your programme, I will make a paypal donation (promise!) .

Everyone else: check it out. It rocks!

Best wishes,

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby pramsay13 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:20 pm

Thanks Colin, I've been having a play about with this. It beats my eeny meeny miney mo pricing. :lol:
Good of you to share.
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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Colin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:58 pm

A number of people have asked if the Arqadia range of mouldings could be added to the calculator. For various reasons it is not just a matter of adding them to the moulding page as some of you may have discovered. I have now added the Arqadia mouldings and re-written parts of the program to accommodate them. If anyone would like a copy of the calculator with these mouldings added please let me know.

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Colin » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:00 pm

I have now added Ashworth and Thomson mouldings to the Framing Calculator. I have also fixed a problem with the facility to calculate possible frame sizes available from an off cut.

If you would like a copy please let me know your email address and I will send it to you.

Many sincere thanks to those who have sent a donation, it is very much appreciated.

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Ricky » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:27 pm

Hi Colin could you send me a copy please
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Re: Framing calculator

Postby silvercleave » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:10 pm

Hi Colin

could you also add me into a copy please

very many thanks

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Nanu » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:00 pm

love a copy as well to nigel.thompson18@btopenworld.com
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Re: Framing calculator

Postby DCS » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:53 pm

Would also appreciate a copy.

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby Colin » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:26 pm

The views of this post have now exceeded 1200 and I have sent out over 50 copies of my program.

I gave it away freely but suggested if you are happy with it a donation would be nice. I have only received one donation and my sincere thanks go out to that person but I am now wondering if the program is of any use at all. It now contains Arqadia and Ashworth & Thompson mouldings in addition to Simons and Wessex as a result of requests from users so some of you may be using it.

If you are not happy with it or it is not working correctly please let me know and I will endeavour to fix it. I am now retired and due to some health issues I have time on my hands so I am prepared to tweak the program if required. In any event any feedback good or bad would be greatly appreciated.

Best wishes to you all,
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Re: Framing calculator

Postby WatlingartAustralia » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:16 am

Hi Colin,

I am a framer and Art Gallery manager from Australia. I would be very grateful to receive a copy of your excel spreadsheet framing cost calculator!

Regards,

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Re: Framing calculator

Postby kuduframes » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:52 pm

Hi Colin, I would also appreciate a copy and would be quite happy to make a donation,
thanks in advance
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