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Clearing up Unit Confusion with PTC Mathcad

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**Guest Post by Tim Bond** Converting between two unit systems or converting within a single unit system is expected to be done flawlessly. The reality is, mistakes happen. Common conversions like inches (in) to centimeters (cm), or miles (mi) to feet (ft) may be memorized, but the conversion factor between pound force per square inch (psi) and Pascals (Pa) is …

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Who Will Make a Run in the 2014 World Cup?

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**Guest Post by Thomas Devaraj** The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is almost upon us and you can almost certainly sense the growing anticipation and football fever that is building around the world. Inevitably, the World Cup will tend to dominate conversations whether it’s in offices, pubs, with friends in the park, on the train, or at home with …

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PTC Mathcad Sessions at PTC Live

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PTC Live is our premier event focused around all products and innovation related to PTC. This year it will be held near PTC’s Corporate Office in Boston, MA. We expect over 2,000 attendees. For those attending be sure to check out some of the sessions for PTC Mathcad. CUST130 Efficient Product Development: From Concept to Commercialization - From concept design using PTC …

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Reinforcing the Right Design Choices

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Designing commercial buildings requires impeccable planning and detailed calculations to ensure that requirements are met, and customers are satisfied with the outcome. Structural integrity is at the core of any building and PTC Mathcad plays an important role in ensuring faster, more accurate calculations. Being able to quickly adapt to customer requirements and regulations is extremely important in order to garner trust …

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“The finger cut, to save the hand”: Keyboard Shortcuts in Mathcad Prime

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**Guest Post by Anji Seberino** Lately there has been a lot of discussion, and expressed frustration, over shortcuts in Mathcad Prime.  The frustration seems to focus on two general areas.  The first is the fact that the shortcut for variable subscripts [aka literal subscripts] has changed, and the second is the perception that there are far fewer shortcuts available in …

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Building Thermal Analysis

Thermal Analysis

Building Thermal Analysis covers the major topics of heat transfer and thermal dynamics in buildings, including steady-state and transient multidimensional conduction, convection, radiation, heating and cooling load calculation, and thermal control. Practical methods for building thermal analysis and design, accompanied by explanatory theory and illustrations, are presented. There are excellent worksheets for PTC Mathcad around Steady-State Heat Conduction, Transient Heat Conduction, Radiation Heat Transfer in Buildings, and …

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Calculate, Analyze, Document, and Share

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Do you risk your most important calculations to spreadsheets? Calculations are the heart of engineering and vital to the success of projects and product design. It is essential to capture calculations in a way that is easy to reuse, analyze, and share with others. This allows you to spend more of your time actually engineering. Join us for this FREE …

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How Pumped Hydro Stores Excess Wind Power

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Alternative energy is an important topic given the current state of the world. One solution often discussed is wind power. The problem is, unused wind power is typically lost, although there are solutions, most of them are challenging and extremely expensive. Robert T. Bullard recently wrote an article that was posted on Wind Power Engineering & Development explaining how to store wind …

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Constructing Solutions for Structural Design

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Usually when driving across a bridge or walking into a building, you don’t stop to think about the engineering ingenuity that went into creating that structure. The Golden Gate Bridge gets a lot of publicity and La Sagrada Familia is a stunning piece of art, but most structures serve their purpose without much fanfare. In addition to the basic building …

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Do you risk your most important calculations to spreadsheets?

A KPMG study found that, in a sample of 22 spreadsheets, 91 percent contained errors. Is this a fluke? Nope. A similar study by S.G. Powell discovered that, in a sample of 25 operational spreadsheets, 10 had an error — with the consequent financial impact ranging from $216,806 to $110,543,305. That’s not the kind of money any company can risk …

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