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Old 01-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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square feet


What if you have a lot of rectangles and a few more complicated pieces with dimensions measured in inches that you want to calculate the square feet of? Like a hundred of those a day?

I want to make a program that displays a few stock shapes like rectangles, u shapes, rectangles with a big arc attached. You could pick a shape and give it a couple dimensions and it would tell you the square feet.

What would you use to display? I used to play with OpenGL but that would be a little extreme.

Is there a program out there that already does this? I assume AutoCAD does it but anything small and free?
 
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SDL can draw those things and is easy and good documented.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
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why not use GL there is no doubt already routines to draw the shapes for you
don't really know for sure just seems like a graphics library of that size would
intermediate programming books would have examples of the square feet,meters,cubits of the shapes
 
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Oh I'm not much of programmer. I was thinking something like an IDE that had easy options to display shapes and put edit boxes on the sides to enter inches. Something where I could make a fast, dirty little program, not learn very much, and just get it over with. I think I know how to do it on ms visual c++. Um, probably not many fans of that around here.
 
  


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