The Global Standard for Engineering Calculations
Today's top engineers use Mathcad to perform, document and share
calculation and design work. The unique Mathcad visual format and
scratchpad interface integrate standard mathematical notation, text and
graphs in a single worksheet - making Mathcad ideal for knowledge
capture, calculation reuse, and engineering collaboration.
Mathcad drives innovation and offers significant personal and
process productivity advantages for product development and engineering
design projects. Unlike proprietary calculating tools and spreadsheets,
Mathcad lets engineers design and document engineering calculations
simultaneously with comprehensive applied math functionality and
dynamic, unit-aware calculations.
Comprehensive Math Functionality
- Easy to learn and use - no special programming skills required
- Increases productivity, saving engineers time and reducing errors
- Improves verification and validation of critical calculations
- Promotes calculation best practices and reuse of calculation content
- Complete documentation of calculations supports standards compliance
Including dynamic, unit-aware calculations and hundreds of built-in functions
Easy to use help features
Guided tutorials for all operations
Integrated standard mathematical notation, text and graphics
All contained in a single worksheet
Easily integrates with other applications, including Pro/ENGINEER
and PTC's Product Development System
Intuitive, White-Board Interface
Lets you simultaneously design, solve and document engineering calculations
Additional engineering libraries, extension packs, and the Mathcad Calculation Server
Perform, Document & Share Valuable Calculation & Design Work
Mathcad is designed to increase personal and organizational
productivity - providing an easy-to-use whiteboard interface, instant
recalculation, and an open architecture supporting .NET and native XML
Mathcad combines a powerful computational engine, accessed through
conventional math notation, with a full-featured word processor and
graphing tools. Complete projects quickly with the help of expert
documentation, sample applications and context-sensitive Help. Mathcad
automates many tasks, including unit balancing and recalculation,
saving you time and reducing errors.
Calculate, model, and visualize your ideas
Mathcad has hundreds of built-in functions and operators. Use
Mathcad to perform numeric calculations or find symbolic solutions.
Mathcad works with a wide variety of numeric and data types, and
automatically tracks and converts units.
Mathcad's 2D and 3D graphs update along with changes in your
calculations. Plot types include Cartesian, polar, surface, contour,
bar, scatter and vector-field plots. A picture operator gives you the
same interactive display for image processing applications. Any part of
a Mathcad document can be animated, including numerical results, graphs
Document your calculations
Mathcad automatically recalculates your equations, redraws your graphs, and updates your results whenever you change a variable.
Verify, validate, and annotate your solutions
By integrating text, formulas and graphs in a single worksheet, you
can easily visualize, illustrate and annotate calculation work. Your
entire solution is contained and documented in one place. Formatting
options and templates let you prepare documents to exact specifications.
Engineering calculations and design work documented in Mathcad are
easier to read, verify and validate because all of the key assumptions,
equations, methodology and results are documented in natural math
notation. The calculations can be read and understood by others, which
dramatically improves design verification, validation, and audit
Integrate data across software and systems
Mathcad features interoperability and connectivity with many popular desktop and engineering applications.
The formal bi-directional integration between Mathcad and
Pro/ENGINEER enables unique predictive engineering capabilities.
Mathcad can be used to predict the behavior of designs and subsequently
drive the key parameters and dimensions used in Pro/ENGINEER CAD models.
Mathcad also supports (pseudo) real-time data acquisition, allowing
you to exchange data with National Instruments analog (E-series) I/O
boards and Measurement Computing analog I/O boards.
Share Mathcad worksheets and collaborate across networks
Share publication-quality worksheets across your entire extended
engineering organization in Mathcad, print, XML, PDF, or Web formats -
enabling others to collaborate on design projects or simply view
What's New in Mathcad 14.0
Mathcad 14.0 is PTC's first global release of Mathcad since the
acquisition of Mathsoft in April 2006. This release offers several
significant enhancements which improve the personal and engineering
process productivity benefits currently offered by the Mathcad product
provides easy access to live math documents on your local network or
the Web. Move seamlessly through your Intranet or Extranet with
integrated browser and hyperlink support. There are several ways
Mathcad supports activity in the browser:
- File or Print
XML file format enables users to easily transform content to MS Word,
pdf, XHTML, and other publishing formats. Mathcad documents can be
printed to paper or PDF formats, and viewed and printed with Acrobat.
Authoring Mode lets you build your own E-books so you can compile and
electronically present collections of your Mathcad worksheets-complete
with a table of contents, links, and a searchable index. File
encryption and a document protection mechanism help you secure your
intellectual property while you share your work.
Global Language Support
Mathcad is now available in the same 9 languages that PTC has
historically offered: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish,
Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean.
Full Unicode Support
Unicode enables consistent worksheet display regardless of operating
system, locale or language setting. Users can use all necessary region-
and discipline-correct notation in any area of a Mathcad worksheet
including variable names, plot labels, etc. Mathcad now offers better
support for Asian characters, improving usability, streamlining
insertion of Japanese characters, and increasing personal productivity
and global collaboration.
Improved Calculation Power and Clarity
Inline Numeric Evaluation and Enhancements to Explicit Calculation
- New worksheet compare feature
enables users to visually compare 2 similar worksheets and quickly
identify added, changed, or removed regions. This enhances
collaboration, worksheet reuse, and the engineer's ability to and audit
- Enhanced worksheet search now
identifies search results in collapsed (hidden) regions of worksheets,
enabling a more complete reporting of search results. This improves
engineering design efficiency, quality, and collaboration.
capability allows users to define and evaluate equations in a single
statement- one line- enabling compact documentation and support for
standard report formats. This saves space on the worksheet and improves
worksheet organization and clarity.
- Inline numeric
evaluation also improves the existing explicit calculation capability
by binding the variable name to the result of the inline numeric
evaluation. Explicit calculations allow users to substitute values for
variables in equations to document and verify that the correct values
are being used to calculate the result. Users can leverage the
enhancement in Mathcad 14.0 when documenting intermediate equations and
results in explicit calculations. Improving the clarity of explicit
calculations enables faster verification, validation and auditing of
engineering calculations. This enhancement benefits engineers who
submit worksheets as part of a design proposal, standards compliance
document, or other formal report.
Enhancements in Mathematic Solvers
- Mathcad 14.0 offers a
significant Symbolics update which includes new and enhanced
capabilities such as symbolic vectorization, solve fully, new and
enhanced keywords, continued fraction expansion, extended, piecewise,
and repeating solutions. This enables users to derive formulas,
demonstrate process, and document engineering reasoning. Power users,
research and design engineers, and other Ph.D. level users requiring
symbolics will benefit from these improvements.
gradient operator and Jacobian matrices. These new symbolic features
enable vector analysis, particularly as input for genfit and stiff ODE
solvers. Applicable in both symbolics and numerical analysis, these
features enable streamlined and clearer vector.
These enhancements allow users to solve and document a broader range of engineering design problems.
Enhancements in Plot Formatting
and improved ordinary differential equation (ODE) solvers enable
faster, more reliable calculations. Solves ODEs faster and more
reliably for design problems with varying scale and periodicity of
solutions. Reduces the expertise required to solve difficult ODE
problems. This improvement benefits a broad range of engineers,
especially mechanical engineers.
- Statespace for ODE matrix
operations. Enter linear systems of ODEs in a discipline-correct
statespace notation. More discipline-specific notation for documenting
and capturing intellectual property. This benefits users that develop
and analyze control engineering designs.
Allow users to create better graphical reports, improving
documentation, communication and collaboration throughout the product
Increased PTC Support
- New tab for customizing number format on 2D plot axes allows users to quickly customize graphs.
for negative radii on polar plots results in an alternate style of
polar plots, improving plot quality and clarity. Polar plot
improvements in Mathcad 14.0 are useful for electrical design engineers
analyzing electromagnetic radiation for communications or antenna
With Mathcad 14.0, customers on active maintenance now have access
to PTC's global 24X7 technical support. This significantly increases
the previous technical support offering, giving customers the support
they need anytime, anywhere.
Single users will activate Mathcad 14.0 new licenses and upgrade
licenses using PTC's automated licensing infrastructure. Mathcad's new
FlexLM license management implementation for single users offers a more
robust activation process and improves the end-user experience.
Mathcad documentation and help resources are now localized into all
9 languages that PTC supports including English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional
New Additions to Mathcad Resources
Mathcad's online resources continue to provide hundreds of
worksheets that illustrate the depth of Mathcad's mathematical power
and the variety of applications that Mathcad supports. All of these
worksheets are live, so as you read the Tutorials or QuickSheets you
can watch Mathcad at work, change the inputs, and see the results in
the outputs as they update. A new Solving and Optimization Library
E-book is now available with Mathcad 14.0.
In addition to the traditional Help and Resources, Mathcad 14.0
documentation offers an important resource for experienced users. The
Migration Guide discusses math constructs that have been upgraded in
recent versions and any incompatibilities those may create with older
versions of Mathcad. This enables customers to quickly get up to speed
on the latest version of Mathcad and leverage their existing
Mathcad Calculation Server Enhancements
- The Mathcad Calculation Server includes all of the functional capabilities of Mathcad 14.0.
Mathcad Calculation Server now includes all Mathcad extension packs to
fully support Mathcad worksheets that utilize calculation functions
that are only available in the extension packs and not in the base
- Localized Documentation
Mathcad Calculation Server documentation is now localized into all 9
languages that PTC supports including English, French, German, Italian,
Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
- Pentium/Celeron processor, 400 MHz or higher; 700+ MHz recommended
- 256 MB of RAM; 512 MB or more recommended
- 550 MB of hard disk space (250 MB for Mathcad, 100 MB for prerequisites,
200 MB temporary space during installation)
- Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 or later
- CD-ROM or DVD drive (for CD installation only)
- SVGA or higher graphics card and monitor
- Mouse or compatible pointing device
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