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We're Australia and New Zealand's largest Mathcad distributor.
Calculations are the heart of engineering information yet too many companies fail to properly solve, document, and share their engineering calculations. They lose invaluable intellectual property with every new project, resignation or retirement. Mathcad is the first and only engineering calculation solution that simultaneously performs and documents engineering calculations while dramatically reducing the risk of costly errors.

Tutorial - Solving an Ordinary Differential Equation Using Mathcad

This tutorial shows how to solve an Ordinary Differential equation using Mathcad.

Mathcad Prime 4.0 (includes Mathcad 15)

We're Australia’s and New Zealand's largest distributor of Mathcad.

Mathcad enables professionals worldwide to perform, document, manage and share calculation and design work. Mathcad's easy-to-use whiteboard interface combines live, natural mathematical notation, text and graphs into a single worksheet making Mathcad ideal for knowledge capture, calculation, sharing and reuse.  

Mathcad Prime Ribbon


Mathcad Prime 4.0 is the latest release of Mathcad, the industry standard software for engineering calculations. 

New Features of Mathcad Prime 4.0

  • Content Protection: share your calculations without exposing your IP

  • Interoperability with 3rd-party applications: MS Word and others

  • Improved usability: equation wrapping

  • Improved performance: manage large worksheets more effectively        

Other key features

Intuitive Calculations and Units Management

The PTC Mathcad interface combines live, standard mathematical notation with text and graphs:

  • Integrated numeric and symbolic math allows you to see both the calculation as well as the reasoning behind designs

  • Automatic unit checking and conversion

  • Leverage hundreds of predefined units

  • Define custom units

Intuitive Calculations and Units Management Screenshot


  • Calculate using standard operators for algebra, calculus, logic, linear algebra, and more

  • Evaluate, solve & manipulate expressions symbolically

  • Support for various data types including:

  •          Scalar, vectors and matrices

  •          Complex numbers

Calculation Screenshot

Content Protection

This provides area protection and locking so that you control the degree of access and the visibility you want others to have. Now you can show your work to a broader audience more effectively and without fear of compromising your IP.

Content Protection Screenshot


  • Integrate Microsoft® Excel® component to enable bidirectional data passing with PTC Mathcad worksheet content

  • Connect to external data files using read and write functions for various file formats including:

    • Text (.txt)

    • Excel (.xlsx, .xls, .csv)

    • Image (.bmp, .jpg)

  • Incorporate embedded content from external applications (OLE)

Interoperability Screenshot


  • Solvers for linear and nonlinear systems of algebraic and differential equations

  • Optimize constrained systems u sing the robust and powerful KNITRO® engine

  • Display symbolic solutions to systems of equations

Solving Screenshot 


  • Add logic using familiar programming operators and natural math notation

  • Loops (for, while)

  • Conditional statements (if, else if, else)

  • Error catching (try/on error)

  • Build recursive functions



Don’t “do it yourself”. Mathcad includes built-in functions for all these purposes and many more, independent of industry:

Functions Screenshot
  • Curve fitting and smoothing

  • Data analysis and statistics

  • Design of experiments

  • Signal and image processing

  • Fourier transform

  • Digital filtering

  • File Access


Data Visualization

Seeing is believing.

  • X Y plots scatter, line, column, bar, stem, waterfall, error, box, and effects

  • 3-D plots

  • Polar plots

  • Contour plots

Data Visualization Screenshot 1

Data Visualization Screenshot 2 

Mathcad 15 Features

Mathcad 15 Screenshot

Highlights of the enhancements in Mathcad 15.0 include:

  • Design of Experiments (DoE) – Over 25 new functions to reduce the time and expense of conducting experiments thru DoE by understanding the variable interactions that will influence the experiment. DoE helps identify critical factors and optimal settings for complex processes. It provides templates for a fewer number of experiments which are indispensable when having multiple variables and levels.

  • Integration to Knovel Math content – Quickly access the full list of Knovel’s fully documented Mathcad worksheets from Roark’s and Hick’s reference works reducing the time it takes to solve complex math problems.

  • Integration with Kornucopia software – Kornucopia by Bodie Technology, is designed to reduce time and effort spent on analysis by providing functions and templates using Mathcad-based documented workflows, that improves interpretations and value of experimental data and simulation results

  • Integration to Truenumbers – Truenumbers by True Engineering Technology enables the ability to easily communicate values across applications and the organization without loss of quantity or unit integrity. Results and values can be moved outside of Mathcad onto different document types – enabling easy sharing of the data

  • Support for Microsoft Excel 2007 – Leverage the following functions and features with Excel: READEXCEL(), WRITEEXCEL(), READFILE, the data import wizard, and the Excel Add-in

  • Windows 7 support

Computational Capabilities

Mathcad 15 Screenshot
  • High-end numerics - Perform summations, products, derivatives, integrals, and Boolean operations; apply trigonometric, exponential, hyperbolic, and other functions and transforms.

  • Live symbolics - Simplify, differentiate, integrate and transform expressions algebraically; Mathcad’s patented live symbolics technology automatically recalculates algebraic solutions and allows you to use them in subsequent calculations.

  • Vector and matrix handling - Manipulate arrays and performs various linear algebra operations, such as finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

  • Statistical and data analysis - Generate random numbers or histograms, fit data to built-in and general functions, interpolate data, and build probability distribution models.

  • Differential equation solving - Solve linear and non-linear systems of equations and boundary value problems; use solve blocks and natural notation to specify sets of constraints.

  • Design of Experiments functions - Over 25 new DoE functions can be used for constructing experimental design matrices, developing statistical models,
    and performing Monte Carlo simulations.

  • Units support - Include units in calculations, perform unit conversions,and automatically check dimensions. Add domain-specific units.Convert results to any unit system or custom values. Currency units effectively document engineering cost and economic evaluations.

Key Benefits of Using Mathcad

  • Calculate, model and visualize your technical ideas while reducing errors

  • Document your calculations using unit-aware math notation

  • Graph and plot your work instantly with built-in 2D and 3D graphing tools

  • Update interactive designs for instant results

  • Verify, visualize and annotate your solutions for all engineering disciplines

  • Integrate your data across applications and systems

  • Publish your results using a wide variety of output formats

  • Reduce errors in your work with automatic unit checking

  • Set your own default unit system and create your own units

  • Automate your operations with templates and style sheets

  • Import and export data easily

  • Design of Experiments (DoE) - Reduce the time and expense of conducting experiments through DoE by understanding the variable interactions that will influence the experiment. DoE helps identify critical factors and optimal settings for a complex process. It provides templates for fewer, yet more intelligent experiments which are indispensable when having multiple variables and levels.

  • Direct access to trusted Roarks and Hicks reference works on Mathcad worksheets by Knovel®

  • Direct access to Truenumbers enables you to communicate values across applications, without loss of quantity or unit integrity

  • Integrate with Pro/ENGINEER® to realize unique predictive engineering capabilities

  • Integrate with Windchill PDMLink® and Windchill ProductPoint® to quickly and securely share and access knowledge contained in Mathcad worksheets


Mathcad 15 Screenshot

Math editing

  • Write equations using standard math notation

  • Simple equation editor – intuitive and natural entry

  • Ribbon and / or keyboard entry

  • Use standard operators for algebra, calculus, logic, linear algebra and more


  • Numeric evaluation

  • Symbolic evaluation, operations, and solving

  • Automatic update of results

  • Single or multithreaded calculation

  • Support for real and complex numbers

Document creation and editing

  • Document-centric, WYSIWYG approach

  • Text boxes, blocks, images, tables, plots and equations combined in a single document

  • Engineering paper-like grid for easy alignment of text and equations

  • Collapsible areas to organize and streamline the document presentation

  • WYSIWYG editing of headers and footers

  • Find/replace in text and equations

  • Toggle between page and draft views

  • Save document as XPS and PDF


  • Comprehensive unit support throughout all numeric and symbolic calculations, functions, solve blocks, tables, vectors / matrices, and plots

  • Automatic unit checking and conversion

  • Automatic unit reduction and highlighting

  • Hundreds of predefined units and ability to easily create more

  • Support for SI, USGS, and CGS unit systems


  • Hundreds of functions covering wide range of general and special applications

  • General purpose basic and advanced functions -- Trigonometric, hyperbolic, log, exponential, Bessel, Fourier transforms, number theory piecewise continuous, and calculus functions

  • Probability and Statistics -- Probability density, probability distribution, statistics and random number functions

  • Curve fitting, smoothing, interpolation and prediction

  • Design of Experiments (DoE) functions -- Design matrices, factor screening, ANOVA, Monte Carlo simulation

  • Other special applications -- Signal processing -- Image processing -- Finance -- Wavelet

Plotting and graphing

  • XY plots: scatter, line, column, bar, stem, waterfall, error, box, effects

  • 3-D plots: scatter, surface, curve

  • Polar plots

  • Contour plots


  • Multiple advanced solvers for linear and nonlinear systems of algebraic and differential equations

  • Higher-level descriptive math in an easy to read textbook-like solve block format

  • State-of-the-art algorithms for nonlinear optimization using the robust and powerful KNITRO® engine

  • Support for parameterized modeling, enabling solutions to nested complex problems with seamless plot integration

  • Ability to incorporate symbolic results into numerical functions

Vectors and matrices

  • Linear algebra operators and functions

  • Automatic, element-wise application for many functions and operators

  • Easy and intuitive editing


  • Embedded Microsoft® Excel® component allows bidirectional integration with Mathcad worksheet content

  • Spec tables for defining parameters and constants

  • Read and write function supporting a variety of data formats (text, Excel, binary, image etc.)

  • Specialized data analysis and data manipulation functions


  • Use familiar programming operators (for-loop, while-loop, if-then-else, etc.) to define functions of any complexity

  • Seamless integration of equations within programs

User interface

  • Task-oriented ribbon-based user interface (Microsoft Office Fluent UI)

  • Extensive tooltips for all available functionality

Integration and interoperability

  • PTC Creo® Parametric®

  • PTC Windchill 10.0

  • Open PTC Mathcad Prime 1.0 and 2.0 worksheets

  • Convert PTC Mathcad 7 through PTC Mathcad 15.0 using MCD, XMCD Converter

  • Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007, 2010

Resources, help and support

  • Integrated, context-sensitive help with live examples

  • Integrated access to the PTC LearningConnector

  • PTC standard and sustained maintenance support program

  • PTC online community

  • Integrated license acquisition and management


  • 64-bit or 32-bit versions available for Windows® XP (SP3), Windows Vista®, Windows 7

  • Available in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)

Industry Examples of Mathcad

Below are some useful case studies about how Mathcad is being used by organisations in the ANZ region and around the world.

Technip Oceania

Mathcad in the Oil and Gas industry

University of Southern Queensland

Mathcad in Electrical Measurement and Analysis

Mathcad and Economic Debate

Mathcad in the analysis of Economic data



Application Examples - Mathcad and Economic Debate

Submission to the House of Representatives Economics Committee Inquiry into Home Loan Lending Practices and Processes. Analysis and graphing performed in Mathcad.

Case Studies - Mathcad in Education

Find out how Mathcad enables teaching and learning across a wide spectrum of engineering and scientific disciplines.

Case Studies - Mathcad in Mechanical Engineering

Find out how Mathcad helps mechanical engineers to perform their design calculations.

Case Studies - Mathcad in the Aerospace Industry

Find out how well-known aerospace companies use Mathcad to perform their design calculations.

Case Studies - Mathcad in the Engineering and Construction Industry

Find out how Mathcad helps Uni-Systems to combine structural, mechanical and electrical engineering to design, fabricate and install movable structures.

Case Studies - Mathcad in the Oil & Gas Industry

Find out how Mathcad helps various organisations in the Oil & Gas industry to improve the quality of their engineering design calculations and documentation.

Case Studies - Mathcad in the Power Generation Industry

Find out how Mathcad helps organisations in the Power Generation industry to improve the quality of their engineering design calculations and documentation.

E-book - Creating Amazing Images with Mathcad 14

In this book of mathematical images, Professor Byrge Birkeland vividly illustrates the power of Mathcad as a 2D and 3D graphics tool. He skillfully covers topics like multiple polygon plotting, text on graphs, multiplication tables involving permutation groups, electrical circuit drawing, polytopes, projections, knot rendering via the FFT, tessellations, recursive curves, and fractals.

E-book - Inside Mathcad ODEs and DAEs in Mathcad

This E-book introduces Mathcad methods for solving and optimisation. Since different problems require different tools, this E-book covers: identifying the type of problem / choosing appropriate Mathcad functions for the problem / Using this function correctly / interpreting the solutions correctly.

E-book - Inside Mathcad Programming

This Mathcad E-book module introduces all the various methods of doing mathematics or controlling Mathcad using programming techniques.

E-book - Inside Mathcad Solving & Optimisation

This E-book describes how to solve differential equations in mathcad, including ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and differential algebraic equations (DAEs). The E-book shows how to set up and solve a number of example of ODEs and DAEs that arise in engineering applications.

Examples & Tutorials - 3 Is a Magic Number

Learn the importance of identifying the use and source of numbers in engineering calculations.

Examples & Tutorials - Adding units to X-Y Plots in Mathcad

Learn how to add units to X-Y plots in Mathcad. (To download this Mathcad 11 file right-click on the link, choose 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As' and select the File Type as 'All Files')

Examples & Tutorials - Best Practice for Converting Excel to Mathcad

Learn how to bring your calculations into an environment purpose-built for engineering calculations - one that supports natural maths notation and units in every equation.

Examples & Tutorials - Calculating the derivative at a point

Learn how to calculate the derivative at a point.

Examples & Tutorials - Creating Polar Plots in Mathcad

Learn how to quickly create polar plots. (To download this Mathcad 14 file right-click on the link, choose 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As', enter the extension of the file name as XMCD in the 'File Name' and select the File Type as 'All Files')

Examples & Tutorials - Creating Waterfall Plots in Mathcad

Learn how to quickly create waterfall plots. (To download this Mathcad 13 file right-click on the link, choose 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As', enter the extension of the file name as XMCD in the 'File Name' and select the File Type as 'All Files')

Examples & Tutorials - Data Smoothing Functions

Learn how to smooth your data in Mathcad and return a new data set that contains less noise but retains the basic shape and important properties of the original data.

Examples & Tutorials - Mathcad Programming - If Statements

Learn how to smooth your data in Mathcad and return a new data set that contains less noise but retains the basic shape and important properties of the original data.

Examples & Tutorials - Metadata and source information in Mathcad

When you create Mathcad worksheets that you plan to reuse or pass on to colleagues, you may also wish to capture information associated with your work. Mathcad allows you to record metadata at either the worksheet or equation level.

Examples & Tutorials - Presenting your work in Mathcad

Learn how to improve the layout of your worksheets and insert headers/footers, page breaks and hyperlinks.

Examples & Tutorials - The calculation order in Mathcad

Learn how maths regions in your worksheet depend on other math regions to calculate correctly.

Examples & Tutorials - Working with Money

Learn how to build cost optimisations into your calculations.

Examples & Tutorials - Working with Temperatures

Learn how to use degrees Celcius and degrees Fahrenheit in your Mathcad worksheets.

Examples & Tutorials - Working with Text

This document explains how to format text and customize the look of your Mathcad worksheets for printing or electronic distribution.

Global Maintenance and Support Program - The Benefits of an Active Maintenance Contract

Find out the benefits of PTC's global maintenance support for Mathcad which exceeds industry standards.

Global Maintenance and Support Program - Upgraded Telephone Support Information

Announcement about the roll out of an upgraded telephone support system for PTC customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Global Maintenance and Support Program - Your Web Account Manual

Review and track information regarding your company’s licenses, installations and maintenance status and lodge technical support calls with your PTC Web account.

Mathcad 15.0 - Data Sheet

Find out how you can create and document critical engineering calculations using Mathcad 15.

Mathcad 15.0 - Extension Packs

Find out how the Mathcad Extension Packs add valuable functionality to your engineering calculation environment.

Mathcad 15.0 - Mathcad Mathematical Functions List

Mathcad and the Mathcad Extension Packs give you access to hundreds of powerful mathematical functions that enable you to solve your critical scientific and engineering calculations with ease.

Mathcad 15.0 - Version Comparison Chart

Find out about the latest features of Mathcad.

Mathcad 15.0 - What's New

Find out about the new features in Mathcad 15.

Mathcad Events - PTC Solution Day 2010 Agenda

This is the agenda for a 1-day conference open to industry professionals interested in technical calculations, product development, publishing and content management. Date: Friday Jan 29, 2010 (8.30 am - 5 pm). Venue: Rydges Hotel North Sydney, 54 McLaren Street North Sydney. For more details please see the Events section of our website.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad - ESRD's StressCheck Integration

Reduce errors that result from manual transfer of data between applications by automatically exchanging data between Mathcad and ESRD's StressCheck Finite Element Analysis software for Civil and Structural Engineering applications.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad Add-In for Microsoft Excel

The Mathcad Add-In for Microsoft Excel lets you add Mathcad calculations and plots to your Excel worksheets with full access to worksheet data. The add-in features a 3D plot wizard, easy mapping between Excel ranges and Mathcad variables, automatic recalculation, and online help.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/ANSYS Integration

The Mathcad-Ansys integration allows Mathcad to act as a "plug-in" within Workbench to manage parameters. Engineers can automatically exchange data and calculated values between Mathcad and the Ansys Finite Element Analysis modeling solution, supporting dynamic, live updates to calculations.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/AutoCAD Integration

This integration provides AutoCAD users an ability to create geometry through rule based or constraint based analysis. Mathcad creates 2D profiles and AutoCAD can be used to render them in 3D, and add these mathematically constructed objects to existing drawings.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/LabVIEW Integration

The integration between Mathcad and National Instrument's LabVIEW software allows the automated creation of scripts from Mathcad to drive measurement and automation tasks within LabVIEW.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/Microstation Integration

Through the automatic exchange of data between Mathcad and Bentley Microstation software (for building, plant, civil, and geospatial engineering), engineers can achieve a single platform to integrate calculations with results from engineering software applications used to support the entire product/project development process.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/Pro/ENGINEER Integration for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0

An introduction to enabling predictive engineering by adding Mathcad "function" to Pro/ENGINEER's "form" and "fit".

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/Revit Integration

Revit and Mathcad working in tandem creates a best of breed solution for building architects and designers. Revit as the front end CAD design software and Mathcad as the analysis engine providing knowledge capture.

Third Party Add-ons - Mathcad/SolidWorks Integration

This integration provides users with an opportunity to combine both products, allowing Solidworks dimensions to drive Mathcad calculations. The results of those calculations can then be sent back to Solidworks to optimize the design.

White Papers - Mathcad in the Aerospace & Defence Industry

Learn about the impact of Mathcad in the Aerospace & Defense Industry.

White Papers - Moving Beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheets

Find out how the simultaneous design and documentation of design calculations promotes engineering excellence.

Mathcad Gateway

PTC Mathcad Gateway is a calculation server that provides access to your company's certified engineering calculations for any user, anytime, on any device. Users can obtain quick calculation results for their specific scenarios without exposing valuable company IP.


IP Protect: Leverage the power of your engineering calculations without unauthorized access or distribution. Your calculations are your competitive differentiators, why leave them outside of your control?

Universal Access: Your team is not sitting at a desk 40 hours a week. Why require them to have the full authoring tool and be in their office to run a what-if scenario? Anybody, anywhere, on any device can run a certified calculation scenario.

Certified Calculation Hub: You’ve spent years refining, testing and approving the calculations in your engineering design process. Now you can standardize on these calculations across and beyond your organization.

Timely and Trusted Results: Gone are the days of team members searching for the correct, certified calculations. A single point of entry provides access to all of your calculation best practices.

Easy Deployment: Using standard web technology, PTC Mathcad Gateway is easy to install, configure and expand to cover your growing needs. No special hardware or software is required, we work with your existing infrastructure.

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