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PTC Mathcad for various disciplines

PTC Mathcad is an excellent tool for any course that uses mathematics. By adopting this solution you will gain a powerful teaching and learning tool. Above all this cost-effective platform is ideal for maths-based eLearning, distance learning, publishing, and technical communication. Read below to learn more about how it can be used in:

  • Engineering
  • Maths and Computer Science
  • Physical and Biological Sciences
  • Social Sciences

PTC Mathcad Prepares Tomorrow’s Engineers

PTC Mathcad is an intuitive tool for learning, teaching, and sharing engineering concepts. Firstly students learn it quickly, without having to use a complicated programming language. Meanwhile, extensive online resources demonstrate the best software practices for students and educators alike. Consider the following benefits:

  • PTC Mathcad is prevalent in the engineering workplace.
  • Learning PTC Mathcad prepares students with marketable skills for industry.
  • Students learn timely methodologies that can be understood immediately in PTC Mathcad.
  • Moreover, using PTC Mathcad helps students develop good habits for thinking about and articulating engineering processes.

Maths and Computer Science Education

PTC Mathcad presents mathematics as it is written in textbooks, in lectures, and on paper. Its WYSIWYG interface makes it easy to enter maths expressions, text, data, and graphs, leaving students to think about the problems at hand rather than confounding syntax. This solution allows students to tackle problems with multiple techniques — pattern building, visualisation, analysis, and modeling. PTC Mathcad is also ideal for introductory programming courses in which solid algorithm development, enabled by model building and visualisation, is a building block of future success in Computer Science.

Physical and Biological Sciences

Mathematics is an essential part of any study of science, however, many students struggle with the mathematics that would help them make progress in science courses. Thoughtfully developed worksheets allow students to explore science concepts and build mathematical models, without needing to learn programming. Through an appreciation of these models, students gain a better understanding of how models apply to actual scientific inquiry. Further, PTC Mathcad’s live document interface helps students develop effective lab reports that focus on concepts and not on hand-drawing techniques. This fosters better communication between instructors and students and prepares them to be future scientific communicators.

Economics and Business

In Economics and other business courses, the emphasis is on learning various models to analyse and depict trends. For example, some of these models may pose a significant mathematical hurdle to undergraduates, but well-constructed worksheets can help students explore the qualitative aspects of these models without needing to understand their complex mathematical underpinnings. Likewise, PTC Mathcad allows these students to visualise and use such models in order to make sense of them, while also providing the ability to fully express mathematical models for graduate students, researchers, and faculty. In addition, the live document interface allows instructors and students alike to capture calculations, graphs, and explanations in one transparent medium that expresses maths in real notation.

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PTC Mathcad Solutions for Higher Education

PTC Mathcad provides many different solutions for college faculty and students to tackle maths-related, technical course work, such as:

  • Demonstration tool
  • Student maths homework and lab report environment
  • Medium for delivery of online maths
  • Research and publication platform

PTC Mathcad’s broad applicability in higher education is due to its features.  It has always been known for providing great functionality in a user-friendly package for less money than the competitors.

Therefore, each section below explores how PTC Mathcad addresses a specific need in the teaching and learning of maths-related disciplines in the academic field.

As Demonstration Tool

First of all, one of the most effective ways to use PTC Mathcad in your courses is as a demonstration tool during lecture, homework recitation, lab time, or office hours. It can help you demonstrate concepts using real maths notation, integrated text, and graphs. Further, you can manipulate variables, call functions, perform symbolic operations and create animations to extend beyond the static material.

Here are some ways you can use PTC Mathcad as a demonstration tool:

  • Create templates for solving typical problems, models for exploring concepts dynamically, animations for demonstrating ideas visually and complete documents for presenting topics formally.
  • Show students how to work through problems as you would using a graphing calculator or spreadsheet application. This match software combines the best of both these tools and adds interoperability with other applications, a document interface, and support for Web-based deployment.
  • Demonstrate ideas without giving away the solution using hidden, passworded regions.
  • Automate calculations to check results using controls and programming.
  • Generate notes, templates, models, assignments, and solution sets for your students to review, annotate, and use when completing their own work. In addition to its live, native format, PTC Mathcad worksheets can be saved to PDFRTFHTML, and HTML with MathML.

With static tools, if you want to demonstrate a dynamic idea, you must use graduated diagrams or a series of calculations or try to let the audience imagine what happens if a variable or condition changes. However, you can enliven, enrich and ultimately improve those presentations using PTC Mathcad.

As Student Maths Tool

It’s hard to imagine simply using PTC Mathcad as a calculator. But, in fact, it contains all the tools of a graphing calculator and much more. From simple calculations to data analysis and differential equations, PTC Mathcad is a one-stop-shop in terms of numeric and symbolic computation, graphing, and simulation. In short, here is a review of some calculation features available:

  • numeric evaluation of expressions up to 15 decimal places
  • numeric evaluation of expressions in various formats, including fraction and scientific
  • algebraic evaluation of expressions
  • numeric and symbolic equation solving
  • 2D and 3D graphing with numerous plot types in each
  • built-in units and automatic unit conversion
  • unlimited user-defined variables and functions
  • wide array of built-in variables and functions
  • full range of vector and matrix functionality, including image and waveform processing
  • data import, export and analysis tools
  • calculus tools
  • differential equation solvers
  • full range of statistics and probability functions
  • animation of any variable-dependent region
  • programming functionality
  • built-in interoperability with Excel, SmartSketch, MATLAB, and Vissim
  • generic ActiveX/COM object support through the Scriptable Object component

Above all, its extensive calculation and visualisation capabilities, this solution can also help students present their work in a coherent and complete fashion. Once students have gained a certain degree of mastery over-performing calculations in it, they will be ready to think about the presentation of their work. In addition, PTC Mathcad provides all the document tools students need to create beautiful papers that capture their calculations and explanations in one place.

As Medium for Delivery of Online Maths

PTC Mathcad provides many ways to deliver course materials online, in live or static format, for its users and non-users, alike. For example here are some ways this solution serves as a medium for Web-based delivery of maths content:

  • View as static pages — no software required.
  • View as interactive pages — using PTC Mathcad.
  • Edit right in the browser — using PTC Mathcad.
  • All members of the community can view your materials.

As Research and Publication Platform

As a result over 1 million technical professionals worldwide can tell you, this solution is a professional grade calculation and visualisation tool. In preparation for publication, it provides a suite of document tools that allow you to fully customise the format of your papers for submission. Whether you are analysing data, demonstrating theoretical constructs, performing calculations, or running simulations, PTC Mathcad is a robust platform for all your professional technical work.

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What’s new in PTC Mathcad Prime 6.0

New features in PTC Mathcad Prime 6.0

The latest version of PTC Mathcad was released on 30th of September 2019 and added such new capabilities as:

  • Customisation of margin dimensions, including headers and footers that can be used in both imperial and metric paper types.
Mathcad margins
Margin customisation

PTC Mathcad Prime 6.0

  • As a result of improved Find/ Replace functionality users can now find and replace just parts of variables, for example in subscripts


  • PTC has added multiple language spellcheck support based on your installed system keyboards

  • Possibility to add hyperlinks in your worksheets for a quicker and more efficient link to external resources


  • Access to expanded printing options, for instance, printing page selection, current page, and specific pages

  • New symbolic engine (users can also choose legacy symbolic engine instead)

  • Above all, PTC updated the chart component so that it enables you to save your chart as an image.

  • Option to choose from a larger amount of chart component templates

  • Added a zoom option in the chart component functionality

If you want to upgrade to PTC Mathcad Prime 6.0, please download it by clicking the link below.

Please note that existing users will need to have a compatible licence file, so contact us when you are ready for an update.

Download Mathcad Prime 6.0

PTC Mathcad Prime 6.0 Datasheet

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