Chad Jackson

Is Mathcad Right for Engineers?

January 29, 2013

Do you use an engineering notebook? If I asked that question to engineers 15 years ago, the answer would be an unequivocal YES. Today, however, I don’t think it would be an easy question for engineers to answer. As I wrote in a series of posts (link to first post) on the modern equivalent to the engineering notebook, there are lots of tools out there that each do some aspect of it. But there’s no single tool that does it all anymore.

Is Mathcad Right for Engineers?

Do you use an engineering notebook?

If I asked that question to engineers 15 years ago, the answer would be an unequivocal YES. Today, however, I don’t think it would be an easy question for engineers to answer. As I wrote in a series of posts (link to first post) on the modern equivalent to the engineering notebook, there are lots of tools out there that each do some aspect of it. But there’s no single tool that does it all anymore.

That’s not to say, however, that some software doesn’t come close. PTC’s Mathcad has always been one of those tools that I though might provide capabilities in a number of areas. I talked with the folks responsible for the product at PTC for more information.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the background of the product, the capabilities it provides and my own commentary and analysis.

You can read the full post at ENGINEERING.com.

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