Friday, October 09, 2009

Mathcad - Engineering Calculations

PTC Mathcad - Engineering Calculations

Mathcad is used to perform, document and share calculation and design work.
"The unique Mathcad visual format and scratchpad interface integrate live, standard mathematical notation, text and graphs in a single worksheet"

PTC Mathcad combines the ease and familiarity of an engineering notebook with the powerful features of dedicated engineering calculations application. Its document-centric, WYSIWYG interface gives you the ability to solve, share, re-use and analyze your calculations without having to learn a new programming language.

PTC Mathcad - Engineering Calculations

Some Features are -
  • Easy to learn and use - no special programming skills required
  • Increases productivity, saving engineers time and reducing errors
  • Improves verification and validation of critical calculations
  • Complete documentation of calculations supports standards compliance
Ideas, Design, Simulation, Emulation and Testing. The fundamentals are governed by Math. The parameters, the metrics, the limits, the specifications. All have to be taken into account, none overlooked.

More Meticulous and exhaustive the pre-processing is, the less errors and shocks we get at the end of the product design cycle.

I have had my share of jolts, the only reason being, i did not anticipate that jack in the design engineers design box. Remember Murphy is always looking.

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Here is a tool Mathcad and a module for EE. That helps us in our design goals. Standard calculation procedures, formulae and reference tables used by electrical engineers.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Hicks' Adapted from the Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations (edited by Tyler G. Hicks).

You will need to Login to Get to the EE Library of MathCAD