Category Archives: UDFs

New AS 3600 and RC Design Functions 8

A revised version of the Australian Concrete Structures code, AS 3600, was recently published, with many significant changes, including: Changes to ULS reduction Factors Creep and shrinkage Curvature and deflection calculations Crack width calculation and stress limits Major  changes to … Continue reading

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Arc-spline update

The input for the first version of the Arcspline function required the coordinates of the centre of each arc, as well as the angle of the tangents at each end of the arc.  I have now added a new version with … Continue reading

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Using VBA Evaluate as an Array Function

I recently discovered from a thread at  Chandoo’s Excel Forum that the VBA Evaluate function can be used as an array function.  As a simple example: Range(“A11:A16”).Value = Evaluate(“= B11:B16 + C11:C16”) will add the values in columns B and C, … Continue reading

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Arcs and arc-splines

I have added two user defined functions (UDFs) to the IP2 spreadsheet to generate coordinates for a single  arc, or a series of arcs connected (if necessary) by straight lines.  The new version may be downloaded from: As an example … Continue reading

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New Tricks …

… or in some cases, old but forgotten tricks. The first comes from a Quora question, asking for the most underutilised feature in Excel. When de-bugging a VBA routine you can set a break point where the code will stop: … Continue reading

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VBA vs Power Query vs Python

A recent post at Chandoo’s Excel Forum asked for a formula to extract all pairs of digits from a number with 4 digits.  This was soon extended to dealing with longer numbers, and the examples looked at here will work with … Continue reading

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Units and solvers with Pint and Sympy

Following the previous post I have adapted the units code to use the Pint package, and added a function using the Sympy equation solver, with Pint units.  I have applied the functions to finding the depth of neutral axis of a … Continue reading

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