The Engineering Notebook Powered by PTC Mathcad: In Detail

Easily update your CAD calculations in one source

Why squander money and peace of mind trying to piece together design intent?

A powerful CAD integration between Creo Parametric* and PTC Mathcad* means you now have a digital engineering notebook. You can embed your PTC Mathcad worksheet into your CAD model and automatically share data back and forth.

A digital engineering notebook is more than a convenience: it’s a strategic tool. Your intellectual property (IP) becomes more valuable when your model and calculations are linked, easily found, and always up-to-date.

Finally, intellectual property that’s up-to-date, easily found, and centralized.


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Document Your Design Intent

  • Capture your calculations and notes through written text as well as natural math notation – allowing you to easily share worksheets with colleagues.

  • Visualize complex data through the use of advanced plotting – tables and graphs allow for more visual documentation.

  • Embed a brand new PTC Mathcad worksheet, or one you've already created, into your Creo model at any part or assembly level. Use these embedded worksheets as documents to record design assumptions, decisions, and intent. This Creo integration allows all documentation to be saved within the model and travel with it wherever it goes.

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Create Analysis Driven Designs

  • Use advanced analysis features such as curve fitting, smoothing, and statistical analysis to ensure your CAD model is structurally sound.

  • Capture and reuse calculations – allowing for cross-company standardization.

  • Seamlessly connect CAD models to your pertinent documentation and CAD calculations – allowing for Creo models and PTC Mathcad worksheets to be merged together, enabling design transparency and traceability.

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Verify and Validate Your Designs

  • Push CAD parameters and dimensions into PTC Mathcad to initiate geometry-based design verification.

  • PTC Mathcad's live math environment will automatically update when your CAD software pushes a new set of values to PTC Mathcad, giving you an up to date look at all CAD calculations.

  • PTC Mathcad will tell you whether or not your CAD model meets your design requirements from a mathematical standpoint. This validation will give you confidence that your current model meets all requirements.

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*ab Creo Parametric 3.0, PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1