PTC Mathcad

Enhanced PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad Integration


** 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


**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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Top Features in PTC Mathcad Express

Did you know that PTC Mathcad has an Express version that is free for life? Before purchasing a car you want to test drive it before making the investment. What if the dealership told you that you could keep the car’s base model forever without having to make a purchase? PTC Mathcad Express poses this same concept. You can download …

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Problem Solving with PTC Mathcad Worksheets

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Problem solving is obviously an essential component of PTC Mathcad. Sometimes, the difficult part is creating the formula so one can execute their custom computations. In addition to the ability to calculate, analyze, and document results, PTC Mathcad has a number of pre-built worksheets to assist in problem solving specifically with a focus on physics (in this case). Here is a library …

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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


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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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. PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 is the most advanced version of engineering calculations software available. Learn how you and your company can save time and resources …

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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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Bridges Built on Troubled Calculations

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We do not need to preach to P.E.s how critical calculations are to their designs. It also goes without saying that bad data leads to bad decisions. Whether we’re computing Load and Factor Resistance Design for expansion bridges or computing Allowable Stress Design for residential A-frames, you’ve got some math to do. The Architectural, Engineering, Constructions and Operations industry (AECO) …

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