PTC Mathcad vs. Vuforia Chalk

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PTC Mathcad
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
PTC Mathcad Prime is a digital engineering notebook enabling engineers, mathematicians, and scientists to solve, analyze, document, and share their calculations. It helps users to solve problems accurately the first time numerically and/or symbolically, and then reuse important intellectual property with templates to save time on the next project.
$735
per year per seat
Vuforia Chalk
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Scale problem-solving guidance, support and expertise to factory operations & service teams with augmented reality. Vuforia Chalk is a collaboration and communication tool for the organization’s experts to provide real-time assistance to technicians facing complex or unfamiliar challenges. Vuforia Chalk combines augmented reality (AR) with real-time communications to connect a field technician with an expert…N/A
Pricing
PTC MathcadVuforia Chalk
Editions & Modules
Mathcad Prime 10 License
$735
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PTC MathcadVuforia Chalk
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
PTC MathcadVuforia Chalk
Project Management
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PTC Mathcad
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Ratings
Vuforia Chalk
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Mobile Access00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Communication
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PTC Mathcad
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Ratings
Vuforia Chalk
8.7
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Chat00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
PTC Mathcad
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Ratings
Vuforia Chalk
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Access control00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
PTC MathcadVuforia Chalk
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(5 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PTC MathcadVuforia Chalk
Likelihood to Recommend
PTC
It is great for any manual calculation. You can lay it out as you would on paper, but the math is calculated instantly, similar to how it is in excel. It is superior to either method for most engineering calculations. Being able to copy-and-paste is very helpful for considering multiple scenarios. In some situations where you need to do the same calculation on an array of numbers, Excel is still faster.
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PTC
Best suited for: - Team of remote support is a great visual way to address technical issues; Especially when talking about production environments. - Team of Project developers, a great tool to do tests remotely when multiple people from the customer need to connect, Vuforia Chalk support group calls and differentiates each person based on the color of annotations. Less suited for: - IT teams, which its support is mainly focused on SW issues.
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Pros
PTC
  • Conversion of measurement units (Imperial and Metric)
  • Easy to use for writing detailed engineering worksheets
  • Formulas can be written in the expanded form which facilitates verification
  • Spell Checker feature is life saver.
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PTC
  • Remote support for technical issues in the factory environment.
  • Remote support for Factory Acceptance Tests, when traveling is not possible.
  • Remote support for issues in the industry, when traveling is not possible.
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Cons
PTC
  • Some of the math and text formatting aspects are a little cumbersome.
  • Converting from older Matchcad versions to the newer Mathcad Prime platform could be made easier. It should be a direct import function.
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PTC
  • Web-version used to be a bit limited, in terms of users and features. Is on the roadmap to improve in future versions
  • No subscription version limited to 3 minutes calls.
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Usability
PTC
Higher-order math, despite symbolics, become tedious and variable nomenclature isn't as forgiving as other programs. Due to it's sheet-like nature, the greater the complexity the more bothersome the screen usage becomes. But it's a trade-off between a sketchpad-like interface or lines and lines of code. Pick your poison but MathCad was our choice.
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PTC
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Alternatives Considered
PTC
MathCAD is easier to learn and faster to start with. It has more user-friendly interface and conventional style toolbox and GUI. It is really good for the beginners and those who are afraid of complex math.
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PTC
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Return on Investment
PTC
  • Speeds up calculations (especially when corrections need to be made near the beginning).
  • Ability to re-use old calculations as a template can save significant time.
  • You can use consistent formatting for all calculations, allowing for more organized, clear calculations.
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PTC
  • Savings in mobility (traveling) when performing determined Factory Acceptance Tests.
  • Customers like the possibility of engaging in Augmented Reality Solutions.
  • Remote support is faster and easier, with a visual tool to see and do annotations in the screen.
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ScreenShots

Vuforia Chalk Screenshots

Screenshot of Chalk is available on mobile and tablet.Screenshot of Chalk leverages video-calls to share the same view of an issue.Screenshot of Both users can mark up the screen with annotations.Screenshot of Chalk uses advanced augmented reality to make annotations "stick" to the digital 3D environment.Screenshot of Chalk drives expertise at scale.