PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0 Features and Functions
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. PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0’s Excel component was designed for exactly that problem. PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0 is the industry standard for engineering calculations because it saves you time, reduces risk and integrates with many tools you may already be using. The Excel component is extremely easy to use, and allows you to leverage data in existing spreadsheets. No messy conversion of data. No new tool to learn. When you combine the engineering power of PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0 with the familiarity of Excel's tabular data capabilities, you’ll save time and effort, improve visibility and sharing, and enjoy better integration with legacy systems.
PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0’s symbolic calculation functionality goes a long way toward making your job easier. Like many features in PTC Mathcad, 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. Symbolic calculation even lets you put derivation steps that are often done on paper right in the document so it’s easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to verify.
Whether you’re transferring knowledge, setting up standard calculations, showing those calculations step-by-step, or verifying and validating a design—documents with explicit derivation and calculations make the process easier, more effective, and less error prone.
PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0 is easy to use, but it’s no simple calculator. It’s 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. Enter as much or as little information as you need to solve the problem. PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0 takes care of the rest. This saves you time, improves your accuracy, and let’s you do more without additional programming or tools.
What if you had the ability to look at your data in three dimensions, manipulate and adjust it, before committing to a design? PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0 let’s you do exactly that. It’s not an engineering design tool, but it can save you from late stage design changes, problems with prototyping, or making fast adjustments to changing customer requirements. 3-D plotting in PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0 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. The result is a much more complete insight into the design intent, with better documentation of calculations and easier, more accurate verification and analysis.