PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0 is now available, bringing plenty of new features and enhancements, some of which we’ve already highlighted. For a quick recap, check out our posts about Embedded Objects, Area Locking and Protection, and Equation Breaking. Or just watch the video below:
Support, Speed, and Sheets
We’ll start with a few capabilities that can help you keep up with your work:
Engineers need to show their work to justify the decisions made in the design process.
By embedding PTC Mathcad worksheets into the Creo model, they can eliminate the need to manage data in two separate environments.
Before, you couldn’t trace numerical inputs into a CAD model. Now with the Engineering Notebook integration, we know where a value came from, who calculated it, if it can be verified, and so on.
We introduced this integration with PTC Creo 3 and PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1, and it continues between Creo 4 and PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0. And don’t worry, PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 still integrates with Creo 4. You don’t have to upgrade both at the same time if you’re not ready to.
The Engineering Notebook helps ensure accuracy. For example, in the Pressure Load dialog (pictured below), how confident are you about the value shown? Is it 8.8, 88 or 0.88 MPa?
With PTC Mathcad connected with Creo, the values are being sent back and forth and updated. In this way, we can see where the results came from and to make sure they’re accurate
PTC Mathcad provides two options for exporting to Word:
Also note that there are two ways of pasting the content into Word:
Pasted, with Source Formatting, from Roark’s Formulas for Stress and Strain library
(Content pasted from Word using Merge Formatting)
Companies like to standardize their templates, often in Microsoft Office. Using these different export options from PTC Mathcad to Word gives engineers an easier way to keep their templates clean and formatted for easy reading.
Eager to try PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0 for yourself? The free trial is available at the PTC Mathcad Express download page. Just like the 3.1 trial, you can choose the 30-day full functionality option and you’ll get access to the full version of PTC PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0 for 30 days. Download yours today!