Working with the calculator editor
Ready to build a calculator? Here's a quick rundown of some of the more common builder tasks:
The second button in the upper right represents the general "Settings" of the calculator. Now we describe which are the main configurations that can be done:
Open the Element panel by clicking on the + icon in the menu in the top right corner. All elements can be clicked on or dragged and dropped into the canvas to add them to the calculator. They are classified into different groups:
To ask questions and use them to calculate results (formulas).
To calculate functions and display a result.
Add general components different from questions.
Capture data you can use in formulas calculations.
Learn more about building in one of the following articles
The most important aspect of lead generation and quoting is collecting the submission data that allows you to follow up on leads. Luckily, collecting submission data is easy with ConvertCalculator.
One of the most annoying things about browsing the web is that pages tend to jump while they are loading. The same can happen when you have dynamic content on your website, such as a calculator form. We've created the following instructions on how to create a Typeform-like form and avoid the pages jumping around.
An important submission action is sending an email to you or your customer when clicking a button. Learn here how you can get the most out of your emails.
We developed a new calculation engine called FormulaScript, which has many advantages for our users. It is up to 100x as efficient, and gives us more freedom to adjust and add new formulas. As of July 15th, 2022, published calculators will remain on our old engine, and a manual switch is necessary.
Variables are a pro feature in ConvertCalculator. They are very similar to formulas. The difference between formulas and variables is that variables can be re-used in other formulas.