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To query, or not to query, that is the question

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Whether ‘tis nobler to read data from flat files and Excel or to take arms against a sea of IT objections and demand access to the latest, centralized data. Prince Hamlet actually had it easier. It is critical that our calculations are computing using the most current and accurate data. Yet every day I hear from engineers why they can’t …

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PTC Mathcad OS and versions 11-13 Support Announcement

In response to the rapidly changing technology landscape and Microsoft’s retiring of the Windows XP operating system, PTC will discontinue PTC Mathcad support of the Windows Vista and XP operating systems with the release of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 and PTC Mathcad 15.0 M040. PTC Mathcad will be supported on Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems. This decision to …

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How PTC Mathcad Prime can help College Engineering Majors

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**Guest Post by Tim Bond ** Engineering students across the country are pushed to their limits in their courses semester, after semester, after semester, until graduation arrives. Professors demand professional looking assignments on a weekly basis. Many professors will say “if you wouldn’t give it to your boss, don’t give it to me” in regards to the format and clarity …

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Enhanced PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad Integration

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** Guest Post by Andrew McGough** PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad are highly complementary products when used in the engineering design lifecycle of a product. PTC Creo is used to capture the product design, PTC Mathcad is used to capture the engineering knowledge that details why the product needs to be designed the way it is. It’s a product that …

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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

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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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