Studies now report that for teams that use basic spreadsheets for their engineering mathematics, the resulting calculations often contain serious flaws. In fact, a study from KPMG found that 91% of spreadsheets taken from an industry sample contained errors. And see what these consulting firms discovered (Infographic)
Why risk your most important calculations to spreadsheets? Don’t wait until a critical error surfaces to evaluate your engineering math software.
According to industry analyst Chad Jackson, engineers have been compromising their work by using the wrong calculation software for years – read how (eBook) and see if you could you improve your results by changing your engineering math software.
A solution like PTC Mathcad integrates readable, live calculations with plots, graphs, text, and images into a single, interactive, professionally presented document. Its live mathematical notation, unit conversion, and powerful calculation capabilities, presented within the familiarity of an engineering notebook, allow engineers and design teams to more easily communicate critical design and engineering knowledge. As a result of using dedicated engineering math software like PTC Mathcad, teams avoid the majority of errors found with spreadsheets.
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Many engineers, as well as scientists, economists and others, risk their most important calculations to spreadsheets. Recently a major spreadsheet cell error caused international outrage. Two economists conducted a 2010 study which resulted in the conclusion that “median growth rates for countries with public debt over 90% of GDP are roughly 1% lower than otherwise; average (mean) growth rates are several percent lower.” These results have been widely used by politicians, media, other economists, and the world to help in finding solutions to the Great Recession. Research into the study later showed that there were three serious issues with the economists’ research: Selective Exclusions, Unconventional Weighting, and Coding Error.
Analysts insist coding error does not need to be the norm. There have been major advancements in calculation solutions over the years. Explore the links below as the pros elaborate on these and other “opportunities for improvement” in technical calculation tools.
Numbers speak for themselves. Download this infographic and see frightening statistics on lost time and money.
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PTC Mathcad is the single solution for solving, analyzing, and sharing your most vital engineering calculations. Its live mathematical notation, units intelligence, and powerful calculation capabilities, presented within an easy-to-use interface, allows engineers and design teams to communicate their critical design and engineering knowledge.
It integrates these human-readable, live calculations with plots, graphs, text, and images into a single, interactive, professionally presented document. This ease and familiarity of an engineering notebook enables design exploration, validation and verification, and the clear communication of critical engineering information.
The resources below introduce best practices and the best software solution- PTC Mathcad:
Improve Productivity, Accuracy and Transparency. Learn how PTC Mathcad is helping engineers work faster and make fewer mistakes with their engineering calculations.
Get best practices for optimizing early design decisions. Explore more options, test and communicate results and gain higher quality product design with PTC Mathcad.
Derive or decompose functional and physical requirements from system or market level requirements with these best practices and PTC Mathcad.
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