How PTC Subscription and eLearning Add Up to PTC Mathcad Success

Make the leap to PTC Subscription yet? If you have, great! If not, there are great reasons to consider it. Flexible licensing, easier accounting, cloud-based options, and lower acquisition costs, to start. The upgraded software and tighter integration make a great case, too. It lets you update your whole shop at once, without lengthy downtime. Give your engineers tools to improve processes and shorten development times. It all adds up faster time to market for your products and increased profits. Perfect fit, right?

Except having new tools doesn’t equate to using them efficiently. In order to collect all the benefits of your subscription, you need a deeper understanding of how it all works together. Like the integration between PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 and PTC Creo Parametric. How long will it take you to figure things out on your own? Will you make mistakes that eat into your timelines? Can you quell the frustration from angry engineers who are spending more time searching through menus than building models?

The good news is your subscription comes with training from PTC University. Get everything you need online, on your own time, right in your shop. And although PTC Mathcad and PTC Creo are designed to be easy to learn and use together, spending some time in PTC’s eLearning modules will significantly speed up your learning curve. Take a look at the video for an overview.

How does it all work? Let’s take our example of integration between the engineering notebook and modeling environments. When you log into the PTC University eLearning site, choose the PTC Mathcad library. Under there you’ll see a list of courses that cover old and new versions of PTC Mathcad. We’ll choose “PTCMathcad Prime 3.1 Integration with Creo Parametric 3.0 (M030).”

In this two hour lesson, you’ll go through the steps to push data from PTC Mathcad to PTC Creo, as well as using PTC Creo to return data back to PTC Mathcad. You’ll also learn to insert PTC Mathcad worksheets directly into PTC Creo. At the end of each topic, a Pro/FICIENCY skills assessment quizzes you on what you’ve learned, helping to embed the knowledge.

Do you have users who are newer to PTC Mathcad? Don’t take your advanced users away from their projects to train the new hires. PTC Subscription has you covered. Give them access to PTC University and assign the PTC Mathcad Application Orientation. It starts with basics like opening new files, and methodically moves through equations, variables, functions, vectors, and more. Users aren’t required to complete the seven hour course in a single sitting. They can pick modules and finish them at their own speed.

If your project schedule is too busy to dedicate blocks of training time, encourage users to run through eLearning modules while they work. You don’t have to log into the PTC Precision Learning Management System (LMS) to get the content. With the PTC Learning Connector, you have access to PTC University modules directly within your tools. If data exchanges or plotting are new to you, run through the lessons while you’re working on a project.

PTC University give you robust reporting to track your employee’s progress, too. Check on all your available modules, who is assigned to them, and their progress. You can even see how well they’re doing in each one, so you can measure the effectiveness for yourself.

Training your employees to be PTC Mathcad wizards is easier, faster, and trackable with PTC University eLearning courses. Whether they’re a veteran or relative newcomer, they’ll benefit from the interactive and easily accessible content that works with their schedule.

Check out the possibilities at our PTC University eLearning website. And if you haven’t tried PTC Mathcad yet, head over to our download page to get your free-for-life evaluation version and see why it’s the most powerful and adaptable engineering notebook.