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Calculations are the heart of engineering information yet too many companies fail to properly solve, document, and share their engineering calculations. They lose invaluable intellectual property with every new project, resignation or retirement. Mathcad is the first and only engineering calculation solution that simultaneously performs and documents engineering calculations while dramatically reducing the risk of costly errors.

Tutorial - Solving an Ordinary Differential Equation Using Mathcad

This tutorial shows how to solve an Ordinary Differential equation using Mathcad.

Mathcad Prime 3.0 (includes Mathcad 15)

We're Australia and New Zealand's largest distributor of Mathcad.

Mathcad enables professionals worldwide to perform, document, manage and share calculation and design work. Mathcad's easy-to-use whiteboard interface combines live, natural mathematical notation, text and graphs into a single worksheet making Mathcad ideal for knowledge capture, calculation, sharing and reuse. 

Mathcad Prime 3.0 is the latest release of Mathcad, the industry standard software for engineering calculations. Completely re-designed, Mathcad Prime provides a task-based interface for enhanced usability. Mathcad Prime 3.0 has significantly improved its calculation capability to allow bigger problems to be solved faster. With hundreds of built-in mathematical functions and the unlimited ability to define your own, the ability to solve equations both numerically and symbolically, and the ability to solve complex systems of equations, Mathcad Prime 3.0 supports your advanced engineering design exploration.

Mathcad Prime

Other features of Mathcad Prime

  • Global Definitions – The Global Definition operator allows you to define and evaluate a variable anywhere in your worksheet without having to worry about calculation order. This makes both worksheet management and documentation presentation easier – constants and parameters can be defined as ‘true’ throughout your worksheet and can be placed close to the end result of the calculation to support ‘what if’ analyses, as well as for clear and concise presentation of your work.

  • Math in Text  – Mathcad Prime 3.0 allows math and text to be seamlessly integrated to provide a natural text flow that increases the readability of your worksheet definitions, design notes and explanatory text. Live math can be inserted, pasted and moved anywhere within text to augment worksheet presentation with content that will update on upstream changes in calculation. By enabling math within text, Mathcad Prime 3.0 allows you much greater scope with your worksheet presentation.

  • Templates – Save you time and effort with templates by providing the ability to define and organize desired content in such a way as to allow simple and structured re-use in creating new worksheets. Anything you can do with a worksheet, be it adding calculation content or changing documentation formatting, can be saved in a template. Documents can be standardized, IP can be captured and your desired format can be reused as often as you need.

  • Math Formatting – As a fully functional engineering calculation documentation tool, Mathcad Prime 3.0 already supports standard text formatting. To allow even greater worksheet documentation flexibility you can now format your live math too.

  • Custom Functions – Hundreds of built-in functions that cover a multitude of engineering disciplines. With Custom Functions you can now write and integrate your own functions, customizing your working environment to suit whatever engineering needs you have.

  • Advanced Numerics – Improved calculation capabilities. Building on the improvements seen in Prime 2.0 (native 64-bit support, linear algebra, signal processing, just to name a few), Prime 3.0 adds new matrix decompositions functions: LU, QR and Cholesky. These functions replace the old lu, qr and cholesky counterparts. The new functions are up to 100 times faster, provide extended capability (such as pivoting, and complex number support) and return the result in easier to work with format.

  • Excel Component – You’ve got a large data set in Excel that’s critical to your design. But you don’t want to use that tool for your calculations. Mathcad‘s Excel component was designed for exactly that problem. PTC Mathcad is the industry standard for engineering calculations because it saves you time, reduces risk and integrates with many tools you may already be using.

  • Symbolics – Like many features in the software, it automates a task that is cumbersome, time-consuming and risky if done manually. With symbolics, you can set up the right form of a formula before plugging in the numbers. Routine updates to downstream computations are managed automatically, so your documents remain up to date even as your formulas change.

  • Solving Capabilities – Its advanced features, like solve blocks, make it a powerful engineering tool. The solve block capability lets you quickly and easily solve systems of linear, non-linear, and differential equations. It lets you solve any number of equations and unknown variables – you can analyze a wide variety of problems according to a set of constraints that you specify.

  • Advanced Plotting – 3-D plotting in PTC Mathcad is simple to use, and incredibly effective because it lets you work faster with fewer mistakes. Create a plot with the click of a button; both surface and curved based plots automatically rescale when you make adjustments to the data. Any engineer can easily manipulate, analyze and visualize complex data right in the worksheet.

Mathcad 15 Features

Mathcad 15

Highlights of the enhancements in Mathcad 15.0 include:

  • Design of Experiments (DoE) – Over 25 new functions to reduce the time and expense of conducting experiments thru DoE by understanding the variable interactions that will influence the experiment. DoE helps identify critical factors and optimal settings for complex processes. It provides templates for a fewer number of experiments which are indispensable when having multiple variables and levels.

  • Integration to Knovel Math content – Quickly access the full list of Knovel’s fully documented Mathcad worksheets from Roark’s and Hick’s reference works reducing the time it takes to solve complex math problems.

  • Integration with Kornucopia software – Kornucopia by Bodie Technology, is designed to reduce time and effort spent on analysis by providing functions and templates using Mathcad-based documented workflows, that improves interpretations and value of experimental data and simulation results

  • Integration to Truenumbers – Truenumbers by True Engineering Technology enables the ability to easily communicate values across applications and the organization without loss of quantity or unit integrity. Results and values can be moved outside of Mathcad onto different document types – enabling easy sharing of the data

  • Support for Microsoft Excel 2007 – Leverage the following functions and features with Excel: READEXCEL(), WRITEEXCEL(), READFILE, the data import wizard, and the Excel Add-in

  • Windows 7 support

Computational Capabilities

Mathcad 15
  • High-end numerics - Perform summations, products, derivatives, integrals, and Boolean operations; apply trigonometric, exponential, hyperbolic, and other functions and transforms.

  • Live symbolics - Simplify, differentiate, integrate and transform expressions algebraically; Mathcad’s patented live symbolics technology automatically recalculates algebraic solutions and allows you to use them in subsequent calculations.

  • Vector and matrix handling - Manipulate arrays and performs various linear algebra operations, such as finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

  • Statistical and data analysis - Generate random numbers or histograms, fit data to built-in and general functions, interpolate data, and build probability distribution models.

  • Differential equation solving - Solve linear and non-linear systems of equations and boundary value problems; use solve blocks and natural notation to specify sets of constraints.

  • Design of Experiments functions - Over 25 new DoE functions can be used for constructing experimental design matrices, developing statistical models,
    and performing Monte Carlo simulations.

  • Units support - Include units in calculations, perform unit conversions,and automatically check dimensions. Add domain-specific units.Convert results to any unit system or custom values. Currency units effectively document engineering cost and economic evaluations.

Key Benefits of Using Mathcad

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  • Calculate, model and visualize your technical ideas while reducing errors

  • Document your calculations using unit-aware math notation

  • Graph and plot your work instantly with built-in 2D and 3D graphing tools

  • Update interactive designs for instant results

  • Verify, visualize and annotate your solutions for all engineering disciplines

  • Integrate your data across applications and systems

  • Publish your results using a wide variety of output formats

  • Reduce errors in your work with automatic unit checking

  • Set your own default unit system and create your own units

  • Automate your operations with templates and style sheets

  • Import and export data easily

  • Design of Experiments (DoE) - Reduce the time and expense of conducting experiments through DoE by understanding the variable interactions that will influence the experiment. DoE helps identify critical factors and optimal settings for a complex process. It provides templates for fewer, yet more intelligent experiments which are indispensable when having multiple variables and levels.

  • Direct access to trusted Roarks and Hicks reference works on Mathcad worksheets by Knovel®

  • Direct access to Truenumbers enables you to communicate values across applications, without loss of quantity or unit integrity

  • Integrate with Pro/ENGINEER® to realize unique predictive engineering capabilities

  • Integrate with Windchill PDMLink® and Windchill ProductPoint® to quickly and securely share and access knowledge contained in Mathcad worksheets

Features

Mathcad 15

Math editing

  • Write equations using standard math notation

  • Simple equation editor – intuitive and natural entry

  • Ribbon and / or keyboard entry

  • Use standard operators for algebra, calculus, logic, linear algebra and more

Calculation

  • Numeric evaluation

  • Symbolic evaluation, operations, and solving

  • Automatic update of results

  • Single or multithreaded calculation

  • Support for real and complex numbers

Document creation and editing

  • Document-centric, WYSIWYG approach

  • Text boxes, blocks, images, tables, plots and equations combined in a single document

  • Engineering paper-like grid for easy alignment of text and equations

  • Collapsible areas to organize and streamline the document presentation

  • WYSIWYG editing of headers and footers

  • Find/replace in text and equations

  • Toggle between page and draft views

  • Save document as XPS and PDF

Units

  • Comprehensive unit support throughout all numeric and symbolic calculations, functions, solve blocks, tables, vectors / matrices, and plots

  • Automatic unit checking and conversion

  • Automatic unit reduction and highlighting

  • Hundreds of predefined units and ability to easily create more

  • Support for SI, USGS, and CGS unit systems

Functions

  • Hundreds of functions covering wide range of general and special applications

  • General purpose basic and advanced functions -- Trigonometric, hyperbolic, log, exponential, Bessel, Fourier transforms, number theory piecewise continuous, and calculus functions

  • Probability and Statistics -- Probability density, probability distribution, statistics and random number functions

  • Curve fitting, smoothing, interpolation and prediction

  • Design of Experiments (DoE) functions -- Design matrices, factor screening, ANOVA, Monte Carlo simulation

  • Other special applications -- Signal processing -- Image processing -- Finance -- Wavelet

Plotting and graphing

  • XY plots: scatter, line, column, bar, stem, waterfall, error, box, effects

  • 3-D plots: scatter, surface, curve

  • Polar plots

  • Contour plots

Solving

  • Multiple advanced solvers for linear and nonlinear systems of algebraic and differential equations

  • Higher-level descriptive math in an easy to read textbook-like solve block format

  • State-of-the-art algorithms for nonlinear optimization using the robust and powerful KNITRO® engine

  • Support for parameterized modeling, enabling solutions to nested complex problems with seamless plot integration

  • Ability to incorporate symbolic results into numerical functions

Vectors and matrices

  • Linear algebra operators and functions

  • Automatic, element-wise application for many functions and operators

  • Easy and intuitive editing

Data

  • Embedded Microsoft® Excel® component allows bidirectional integration with Mathcad worksheet content

  • Spec tables for defining parameters and constants

  • Read and write function supporting a variety of data formats (text, Excel, binary, image etc.)

  • Specialized data analysis and data manipulation functions

Programming

  • Use familiar programming operators (for-loop, while-loop, if-then-else, etc.) to define functions of any complexity

  • Seamless integration of equations within programs

User interface

  • Task-oriented ribbon-based user interface (Microsoft Office Fluent UI)

  • Extensive tooltips for all available functionality

Integration and interoperability

  • PTC Creo® Parametric®

  • PTC Windchill 10.0

  • Open PTC Mathcad Prime 1.0 and 2.0 worksheets

  • Convert PTC Mathcad 7 through PTC Mathcad 15.0 using MCD, XMCD Converter

  • Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007, 2010

Resources, help and support

  • Integrated, context-sensitive help with live examples

  • Integrated access to the PTC LearningConnector

  • PTC standard and sustained maintenance support program

  • PTC online community

  • Integrated license acquisition and management

Specifications

  • 64-bit or 32-bit versions available for Windows® XP (SP3), Windows Vista®, Windows 7

  • Available in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)


Industry Examples of Mathcad

Below are some useful case studies about how Mathcad is being used by organisations in the ANZ region and around the world.

Technip Oceania

Mathcad in the Oil and Gas industry

University of Southern Queensland

Mathcad in Electrical Measurement and Analysis

Mathcad and Economic Debate

Mathcad in the analysis of Economic data

 

Resources

Application Examples - Mathcad and Economic Debate

Submission to the House of Representatives Economics Committee Inquiry into Home Loan Lending Practices and Processes. Analysis and graphing performed in Mathcad.

Case Studies - Mathcad in Education

Find out how Mathcad enables teaching and learning across a wide spectrum of engineering and scientific disciplines.

Case Studies - Mathcad in Mechanical Engineering

Find out how Mathcad helps mechanical engineers to perform their design calculations.

Case Studies - Mathcad in the Aerospace Industry

Find out how well-known aerospace companies use Mathcad to perform their design calculations.

Case Studies - Mathcad in the Engineering and Construction Industry

Find out how Mathcad helps Uni-Systems to combine structural, mechanical and electrical engineering to design, fabricate and install movable structures.

Case Studies - Mathcad in the Oil & Gas Industry

Find out how Mathcad helps various organisations in the Oil & Gas industry to improve the quality of their engineering design calculations and documentation.

Case Studies - Mathcad in the Power Generation Industry

Find out how Mathcad helps organisations in the Power Generation industry to improve the quality of their engineering design calculations and documentation.

E-book - Creating Amazing Images with Mathcad 14

In this book of mathematical images, Professor Byrge Birkeland vividly illustrates the power of Mathcad as a 2D and 3D graphics tool. He skillfully covers topics like multiple polygon plotting, text on graphs, multiplication tables involving permutation groups, electrical circuit drawing, polytopes, projections, knot rendering via the FFT, tessellations, recursive curves, and fractals.

E-book - Inside Mathcad ODEs and DAEs in Mathcad

This E-book introduces Mathcad methods for solving and optimisation. Since different problems require different tools, this E-book covers: identifying the type of problem / choosing appropriate Mathcad functions for the problem / Using this function correctly / interpreting the solutions correctly.

E-book - Inside Mathcad Programming

This Mathcad E-book module introduces all the various methods of doing mathematics or controlling Mathcad using programming techniques.

E-book - Inside Mathcad Solving & Optimisation

This E-book describes how to solve differential equations in mathcad, including ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and differential algebraic equations (DAEs). The E-book shows how to set up and solve a number of example of ODEs and DAEs that arise in engineering applications.

Examples & Tutorials - 3 Is a Magic Number

Learn the importance of identifying the use and source of numbers in engineering calculations.

Examples & Tutorials - Adding units to X-Y Plots in Mathcad

Learn how to add units to X-Y plots in Mathcad. (To download this Mathcad 11 file right-click on the link, choose 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As' and select the File Type as 'All Files')

Examples & Tutorials - Best Practice for Converting Excel to Mathcad

Learn how to bring your calculations into an environment purpose-built for engineering calculations - one that supports natural maths notation and units in every equation.

Examples & Tutorials - Calculating the derivative at a point

Learn how to calculate the derivative at a point.

Examples & Tutorials - Creating Polar Plots in Mathcad

Learn how to quickly create polar plots. (To download this Mathcad 14 file right-click on the link, choose 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As', enter the extension of the file name as XMCD in the 'File Name' and select the File Type as 'All Files')

Examples & Tutorials - Creating Waterfall Plots in Mathcad

Learn how to quickly create waterfall plots. (To download this Mathcad 13 file right-click on the link, choose 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As', enter the extension of the file name as XMCD in the 'File Name' and select the File Type as 'All Files')

Examples & Tutorials - Data Smoothing Functions

Learn how to smooth your data in Mathcad and return a new data set that contains less noise but retains the basic shape and important properties of the original data.

Examples & Tutorials - Mathcad Programming - If Statements

Learn how to smooth your data in Mathcad and return a new data set that contains less noise but retains the basic shape and important properties of the original data.

Examples & Tutorials - Metadata and source information in Mathcad

When you create Mathcad worksheets that you plan to reuse or pass on to colleagues, you may also wish to capture information associated with your work. Mathcad allows you to record metadata at either the worksheet or equation level.

Examples & Tutorials - Presenting your work in Mathcad

Learn how to improve the layout of your worksheets and insert headers/footers, page breaks and hyperlinks.

Examples & Tutorials - The calculation order in Mathcad

Learn how maths regions in your worksheet depend on other math regions to calculate correctly.

Examples & Tutorials - Working with Money

Learn how to build cost optimisations into your calculations.

Examples & Tutorials - Working with Temperatures

Learn how to use degrees Celcius and degrees Fahrenheit in your Mathcad worksheets.

Examples & Tutorials - Working with Text

This document explains how to format text and customize the look of your Mathcad worksheets for printing or electronic distribution.

Global Maintenance and Support Program - The Benefits of an Active Maintenance Contract

Find out the benefits of PTC's global maintenance support for Mathcad which exceeds industry standards.

Global Maintenance and Support Program - Upgraded Telephone Support Information

Announcement about the roll out of an upgraded telephone support system for PTC customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Global Maintenance and Support Program - Your PTC.com Web Account Manual

Review and track information regarding your company’s licenses, installations and maintenance status and lodge technical support calls with your PTC Web account.

Mathcad 15.0 - Data Sheet

Find out how you can create and document critical engineering calculations using Mathcad 15.

Mathcad 15.0 - Extension Packs

Find out how the Mathcad Extension Packs add valuable functionality to your engineering calculation environment.

Mathcad 15.0 - Mathcad Mathematical Functions List

Mathcad and the Mathcad Extension Packs give you access to hundreds of powerful mathematical functions that enable you to solve your critical scientific and engineering calculations with ease.

Mathcad 15.0 - Version Comparison Chart

Find out about the latest features of Mathcad.

Mathcad 15.0 - What's New

Find out about the new features in Mathcad 15.

Mathcad Events - PTC Solution Day 2010 Agenda

This is the agenda for a 1-day conference open to industry professionals interested in technical calculations, product development, publishing and content management. Date: Friday Jan 29, 2010 (8.30 am - 5 pm). Venue: Rydges Hotel North Sydney, 54 McLaren Street North Sydney. For more details please see the Events section of our website.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad - ESRD's StressCheck Integration

Reduce errors that result from manual transfer of data between applications by automatically exchanging data between Mathcad and ESRD's StressCheck Finite Element Analysis software for Civil and Structural Engineering applications.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad Add-In for Microsoft Excel

The Mathcad Add-In for Microsoft Excel lets you add Mathcad calculations and plots to your Excel worksheets with full access to worksheet data. The add-in features a 3D plot wizard, easy mapping between Excel ranges and Mathcad variables, automatic recalculation, and online help.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/ANSYS Integration

The Mathcad-Ansys integration allows Mathcad to act as a "plug-in" within Workbench to manage parameters. Engineers can automatically exchange data and calculated values between Mathcad and the Ansys Finite Element Analysis modeling solution, supporting dynamic, live updates to calculations.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/AutoCAD Integration

This integration provides AutoCAD users an ability to create geometry through rule based or constraint based analysis. Mathcad creates 2D profiles and AutoCAD can be used to render them in 3D, and add these mathematically constructed objects to existing drawings.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/LabVIEW Integration

The integration between Mathcad and National Instrument's LabVIEW software allows the automated creation of scripts from Mathcad to drive measurement and automation tasks within LabVIEW.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/Microstation Integration

Through the automatic exchange of data between Mathcad and Bentley Microstation software (for building, plant, civil, and geospatial engineering), engineers can achieve a single platform to integrate calculations with results from engineering software applications used to support the entire product/project development process.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/Pro/ENGINEER Integration for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0

An introduction to enabling predictive engineering by adding Mathcad "function" to Pro/ENGINEER's "form" and "fit".

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/Revit Integration

Revit and Mathcad working in tandem creates a best of breed solution for building architects and designers. Revit as the front end CAD design software and Mathcad as the analysis engine providing knowledge capture.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/SolidWorks Integration

This integration provides users with an opportunity to combine both products, allowing Solidworks dimensions to drive Mathcad calculations. The results of those calculations can then be sent back to Solidworks to optimize the design.

White Papers - Mathcad in the Aerospace & Defence Industry

Learn about the impact of Mathcad in the Aerospace & Defense Industry.

White Papers - Moving Beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheets

Find out how the simultaneous design and documentation of design calculations promotes engineering excellence.

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