Essential Engineering Software
January 26, 2021

Essential Engineering Software

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PTC Mathcad

[PTC Mathcad] is used in the engineering department for any "hand calculation" that is done.
  • Iterative calculations
  • Calculation templates
  • Documentation of design process
  • Attaching support material, such as pictures, is a bit simplistic
  • Automatic equation solving would be nice.
  • The new free version (as of 2020) has a intrusive watermark that can't be removed.
  • 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.
I have not found an alternative that is as useful as [PTC Mathcad]. In fact it is exactly what I've been looking for for some time.

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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.