Drag and drop Eurocodes make Mathcad go faster

A leading supplier of commercial building products used to rely on a library of spreadsheets for its engineering calculations. It meant a lot of tedious manual work: data entry, checking and verifying, cross-referencing and so on. Then two years ago they appointed a new Head of Engineering who was a long-time Mathcad user. He quickly saw an opportunity to streamline and enhance the company’s engineering processes and began a project to convert all those spreadsheets into Mathcad documents.

His words sum up nicely what we’ve been saying for years: “Mathcad … gives you much tighter control on the input data, with checks on the units and logic, and a powerful but straightforward programming language. In addition, the output is a well-presented calculation sheet that is easy for the client to understand.”

With Eurocodes becoming a design standard in civil and structural engineering, Mathcad delivers even more, “with drag and drop modules that allow engineers to pull the relevant parts of the codes into their calculations.” Automating so many previously manual steps speeds the design flow, eliminates data entry errors and makes it easy to test various scenarios to find the ideal design solution.

Why nor download our latest Mathcad case study to read all about his experiences?

Mathcad Prime 3 PR montageNew release offers significantly improved calculation capabilities

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts.) announces the release of Mathcad® Prime™ 3.0, the latest version of the leading-edge engineering calculation software for problem-solving, analysing and sharing engineering design knowledge. Mathcad Prime 3.1 from PTC (Needham, Mass.) features significantly improved calculation capabilities to allow more complex equations to be solved, faster. Mathcad offers hundreds of mathematical functions, the unlimited ability for users to define their own, the capability to solve equations both numerically and symbolically, and the power to solve the most complex systems of equations. This new release offers a broad range of new and improved capabilities, performance enhancements and overall benefits to users including:
  • Documentation enhancements: incorporate live, functioning maths within text; format maths regions; and create new worksheets based on existing personal or company standardised templates to help support adherence to standards for calculations and documentation
  • Custom functions: re-use existing algorithms already coded in C++, C, Fortran etc. to extend Mathcad capabilities.
  • Global Definition Operator: assign values to variables and define constants and parameters that can be used anywhere in the worksheet; define parameters close to the end result.
  • Numeric enhancements: use new fast matrix decomposition functions with support for pivoting and complex numbers.
  • Surface interpolation in contour plots: create a contour plot of a set of unordered 3D points leveraging a PTC Creo® surface interpolation algorithm.
  • Usability improvements: discover improvements to frequently used functionality (such as pasting images to headers and footers and overtyping equations) for increased efficiency.
  • CAD integration: link design inputs and calculation results to PTC Creo®, to perform test analyses, optimise geometry parameters and perform verification and validation steps on final designs; manage Mathcad Prime 3.1 worksheets directly from PTC Windchill®.
“We are pleased at how intuitively ideas are captured in PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1. Math is now represented in a way that is easy for the author to write – and easy for a reviewer to understand,” said Scot Shields, design engineer at Hagler Systems (Augusta, S. Carolina). “PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 provides us with an environment where quick notes can be made, models can be built to test hypotheses and results can be verified. “As a result of a common tool that produces worksheets that can be easily used and understood by all levels in our organization – and for everything from documentation to sophisticated design studies, our engineers can now actually spend time engineering,” continued Shields. Mathcad Prime 3.1 is available now from Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. For editions and prices see www.adeptscience.com. About Adept Scientific Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810. About PTC PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company’s technology solutions transform the way products are created and serviced across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. More information at www.ptc.com. mathcad prime 3.0 image

Mathcad Prime 3 PR montageNew release offers significantly improved calculation capabilities

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts.) announces the release of Mathcad® Prime™ 3.0, the latest version of the leading-edge engineering calculation software for problem-solving, analysing and sharing engineering design knowledge. Mathcad Prime 3.1 from PTC (Needham, Mass.) features significantly improved calculation capabilities to allow more complex equations to be solved, faster. Mathcad offers hundreds of mathematical functions, the unlimited ability for users to define their own, the capability to solve equations both numerically and symbolically, and the power to solve the most complex systems of equations. This new release offers a broad range of new and improved capabilities, performance enhancements and overall benefits to users including:
  • Documentation enhancements: incorporate live, functioning maths within text; format maths regions; and create new worksheets based on existing personal or company standardised templates to help support adherence to standards for calculations and documentation
  • Custom functions: re-use existing algorithms already coded in C++, C, Fortran etc. to extend Mathcad capabilities.
  • Global Definition Operator: assign values to variables and define constants and parameters that can be used anywhere in the worksheet; define parameters close to the end result.
  • Numeric enhancements: use new fast matrix decomposition functions with support for pivoting and complex numbers.
  • Surface interpolation in contour plots: create a contour plot of a set of unordered 3D points leveraging a PTC Creo® surface interpolation algorithm.
  • Usability improvements: discover improvements to frequently used functionality (such as pasting images to headers and footers and overtyping equations) for increased efficiency.
  • CAD integration: link design inputs and calculation results to PTC Creo®, to perform test analyses, optimise geometry parameters and perform verification and validation steps on final designs; manage Mathcad Prime 3.1 worksheets directly from PTC Windchill®.
“We are pleased at how intuitively ideas are captured in PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1. Math is now represented in a way that is easy for the author to write – and easy for a reviewer to understand,” said Scot Shields, design engineer at Hagler Systems (Augusta, S. Carolina). “PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 provides us with an environment where quick notes can be made, models can be built to test hypotheses and results can be verified. “As a result of a common tool that produces worksheets that can be easily used and understood by all levels in our organization – and for everything from documentation to sophisticated design studies, our engineers can now actually spend time engineering,” continued Shields. Mathcad Prime 3.1 is available now from Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. For editions and prices see www.adeptscience.com. About Adept Scientific Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810. About PTC PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company's technology solutions transform the way products are created and serviced across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. More information at www.ptc.com. mathcad prime 3.0 image">Mathcad Prime 3 PR montageNew release offers significantly improved calculation capabilities

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts.) announces the release of Mathcad® Prime™ 3.0, the latest version of the leading-edge engineering calculation software for problem-solving, analysing and sharing engineering design knowledge.

Mathcad Prime 3.1 from PTC (Needham, Mass.) features significantly improved calculation capabilities to allow more complex equations to be solved, faster. Mathcad offers hundreds of mathematical functions, the unlimited ability for users to define their own, the capability to solve equations both numerically and symbolically, and the power to solve the most complex systems of equations.

This new release offers a broad range of new and improved capabilities, performance enhancements and overall benefits to users including:

  • Documentation enhancements: incorporate live, functioning maths within text; format maths regions; and create new worksheets based on existing personal or company standardised templates to help support adherence to standards for calculations and documentation
  • Custom functions: re-use existing algorithms already coded in C++, C, Fortran etc. to extend Mathcad capabilities.
  • Global Definition Operator: assign values to variables and define constants and parameters that can be used anywhere in the worksheet; define parameters close to the end result.
  • Numeric enhancements: use new fast matrix decomposition functions with support for pivoting and complex numbers.
  • Surface interpolation in contour plots: create a contour plot of a set of unordered 3D points leveraging a PTC Creo® surface interpolation algorithm.
  • Usability improvements: discover improvements to frequently used functionality (such as pasting images to headers and footers and overtyping equations) for increased efficiency.
  • CAD integration: link design inputs and calculation results to PTC Creo®, to perform test analyses, optimise geometry parameters and perform verification and validation steps on final designs; manage Mathcad Prime 3.1 worksheets directly from PTC Windchill®.

“We are pleased at how intuitively ideas are captured in PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1. Math is now represented in a way that is easy for the author to write – and easy for a reviewer to understand,” said Scot Shields, design engineer at Hagler Systems (Augusta, S. Carolina). “PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 provides us with an environment where quick notes can be made, models can be built to test hypotheses and results can be verified.

“As a result of a common tool that produces worksheets that can be easily used and understood by all levels in our organization – and for everything from documentation to sophisticated design studies, our engineers can now actually spend time engineering,” continued Shields.

Mathcad Prime 3.1 is available now from Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. For editions and prices see www.adeptscience.com.

About Adept Scientific

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at

www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company’s technology solutions transform the way products are created and serviced across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. More information at www.ptc.com.

mathcad prime 3.0 image

It’s here! We’ve been getting pretty excited over the past few weeks as we learned more and more about what the latest version of Mathcad, Prime 3.1, would deliver – and now we can share that with you as the new version has been officially launched. Many of the new features of Prime 3.1 have been included in response to the demand from Mathcad users. A case in point is the inclusion of a Global Definitions Operator, a popular function in Mathcad 15 and earlier versions but until now unavailable in Mathcad Prime. Although Prime 2.0 featured a Definitions Operator that let you assign a value to a variable, that assignation wouldn’t apply to previous instances of that variable. Now in Prime 3.1 the value you assign can be applied to the defined variable throughout your worksheet, instantly. That will make life a whole lot easier for very many Mathcad users. There’s a lot more too. A significantly enhanced calculation engine allows more complex equations to be solved even more quickly, while faster matrix decomposition functions support pivoting and complex numbers. Live maths can now be incorporated right into your text, and you can now easily create standardized templates for your worksheets. You can even reuse existing algorithms that have already been coded in C, C++, Fortran etc. You can read about these and all the other new and improved features of Mathcad Prime 3.1 here – there’s a great video there too! We believe that with this new version, Mathcad Prime has really come of age. Whether you’re entirely new to Mathcad or you’re using an older version, surely now is the time to start benefitting from the amazing usability, flexibility and extensive functionality that Prime 3.1 offers? Contact your local Adept office to find the most cost effective way of getting hold of the latest release.

It’s here! We’ve been getting pretty excited over the past few weeks as we learned more and more about what the latest version of Mathcad, Prime 3.1, would deliver – and now we can share that with you as the new version has been officially launched.

Many of the new features of Prime 3.1 have been included in response to the demand from Mathcad users. A case in point is the inclusion of a Global Definitions Operator, a popular function in Mathcad 15 and earlier versions but until now unavailable in Mathcad Prime. Although Prime 2.0 featured a Definitions Operator that let you assign a value to a variable, that assignation wouldn’t apply to previous instances of that variable. Now in Prime 3.1 the value you assign can be applied to the defined variable throughout your worksheet, instantly. That will make life a whole lot easier for very many Mathcad users.

There’s a lot more too. A significantly enhanced calculation engine allows more complex equations to be solved even more quickly, while faster matrix decomposition functions support pivoting and complex numbers. Live maths can now be incorporated right into your text, and you can now easily create standardized templates for your worksheets. You can even reuse existing algorithms that have already been coded in C, C++, Fortran etc. You can read about these and all the other new and improved features of Mathcad Prime 3.1 here – there’s a great video there too!

We believe that with this new version, Mathcad Prime has really come of age. Whether you’re entirely new to Mathcad or you’re using an older version, surely now is the time to start benefitting from the amazing usability, flexibility and extensive functionality that Prime 3.1 offers? Contact your local Adept office to find the most cost effective way of getting hold of the latest release.

“Express delivery” of mathematical computation: Mathcad Express, free, forever

The world’s most popular engineering calculation software, Mathcad, is now available in a free version.  For a 30 day trial period, new Mathcad Express gives you all the capabilities of the full Mathcad Prime 2.0 version. After that it reverts to limited functionality in perpetuity.

Mathcad Express gives users the ability to spend more time solving engineering problems and less time programming, documenting, reporting and verifying their solutions.  Although it lacks the more powerful features of Mathcad Prime 2.0, such as advanced numeric functions, solving capability, Excel integration, 3D plotting, programming and symbolic, Mathcad Express is still a powerful analysis tool – and it is easy to learn and easy to use.

Mathcad Express includes the following capabilities. 

  • Create, edit, review and mark up Mathcad Prime documents – and convert and use files from older versions of Mathcad too.
  • Enter your equations in familiar maths notation, as you would write them on paper or a blackboard, and watch the results calculate automatically – and re-calculate whenever you change a variable.
  • Place equations, formulae, plots, text and images wherever you want on the page, automatically documenting your work as you go.
  • Perform a broad range of mathematical functions and operations, produce top-quality x-y plots, handle vector and matrix operators.
  • Never worry about unit-related errors – Mathcad Express seamlessly tracks units for you, maintains their integrity and accuracy and automatically identifies any inconsistencies.

Users can expect to see in-product messages with information on selected features, training, tips and tricks and easy ways to purchase the full commercial product, along with specific “Mathcad Express” headers and watermarks on worksheets.  A user who decides to upgrade to the full product will receive the full breadth of Mathcad capabilities and eliminate in-product advertising and watermarks.

To find out more about Mathcad Express click here.

Mathcad is supplied and supported in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and the Nordic countries by Adept Scientific. 

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

 

How “Ghost Goals” Happen: Mathcad Scores Again!

The football obsessives in the Adept offices seem to be talking about nothing else but Euro 2012 – although our Danish and Swedish colleagues are looking a bit glum now. Ukrainian Marko Devic’s “ghost goal” against England on Tuesday night has brought back memories of Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal for England against Germany at the 2010 World Cup. His shot (as video recordings showed) hit the crossbar, bounced a good metre inside the goal, then, strangely, rebounded in the opposite direction out again.

With England and Germany both through to the Euro 2012 quarter-finals, there’s the tempting possibility that these two old footballing rivals could meet again in the semis. So a new paper by Dr Ken Bray, the Bath-based theoretical physicist who has made a special study of the mathematics of football and the factors affecting the flight of the ball, is very timely. He has recently conducted a series of experiments, using a ball-launching machine and a high-speed digital camera, to show how this sort of “reverse rebound” can happen. The work involved some pretty intensive computations and it was Mathcad’s robust handling of simultaneous equations that, in Dr Bray’s words, made “very short work of the process”.

Devic’s “goal”, which John Terry cleared before it actually hit the ground, is a different kettle of fish, but Dr Bray’s paper breaks new ground in explaining what happened with Lampard’s shot. It’s a fascinating case study, whether or not you’re interested in football. You can read it here.

Fractals in Mathcad

I first plotted the Mandelbrot set on a Spectrum 48k, sometime in my early teens. Writing the code probably took a few hours (hey…I never said I was fast at these things). I left my Spectrum running overnight, chugging away and number crunching. I woke up in the morning to find a highly-pixelated  image of the fractal, plotted in wonderful black and white. I beckoned my sister to witness the mathematical glory I had produced, but she was too busy watching Going Live.

Since those halcyon days, one of the first things I do when I learn a new programming language or maths tool is to plot a fractal (it’s my warped version of  “Hello World”). For example, here’s an earlier Maple worksheet and blog I wrote about the Mandebrot set.

In my time, I’ve plotted Mandelbrot Sets, Julia Sets, Quanternion fractals, Koch triangles and more. However, I always drift back to the Mandelbrot set. The deeper you dive into its complex canyons, the more beauty you discover.

I won’t discuss the mathematics or the algorithms in detail, but here’s part of a Mathcad worksheet that generates the Mandelbrot set (the download link is at the bottom of this post)

The first program generates a matrix giving the number of iterations before each point in the set tends to infinity (i.e  is greater than a bailout value). The second program colours each point with custom RGB values; this is then plotted in a 2D plot.

A Mathcad routine to generate the Julia set follows the same process (again, the download link is at the bottom of this post).

Here’s a few colourful renderings of the Mandelbrot Set and the Julia Set I’ve generated using these Mathcad worksheets.  The colouring algorithm is where much of the artistry comes into play.  Just by tweaking a few numbers, you can produce remarkably different pictures.

These pictures were generated entirely inside Mathcad, with no other image editing.


So what are the downsides of using Mathcad for generating fractals? Mathcad’s an interpreted environment, so compiled C code will always be many orders of magnitude faster. However, a Mathcad worksheet is good for developing the initial algorithms – it’s a much more interactive, easy-to-use environment than a text editor and a compiler. Mathcad gives you much faster feedback on your algorithms than a traditional programming language.

Mathcad Worksheet for the Julia Set

Mathcad Worksheet for the Mandelbrot Set

Preliminary user feedback about Mathcad Prime 2.0

To make sure Mathcad Prime 2.0 is meeting the needs and expectations of engineers, PTC has been in touch with several customers and alpha testers to hear some of their preliminary feedback about the latest release. In this post, we hear from two Design Engineers – Gnouni Yengoian and Mike Armstrong, a Senior Technology Engineer – Bert Beirinckx, a Professor Emeritus – Clyde Metz, and a current professor- Michael Thackston. They were asked about the differences and improvements of Mathcad Prime 2.0 compared to other past versions. Here is what they said:

The users said the major difference between Mathcad Prime 2.0 and older versions was the layout/interface and the Excel component. Metz said, “The major change… is the use of the banner instead of dropdown menus… the banner is quicker and, in my opinion, organised better. I can spot an icon much faster than trying to interpret phrases on the dropdown menu.” Yengoian believed, “The ability to utilise Microsoft Excel is by far the most useful improvement.”

In addition to this, Beirinckx also said “Performance has improved dramatically after the Alpha-version, and Prime 2.0 is starting to look like something an experienced Mathcad user can work with.”

Some of the features the users were most excited to share about Mathcad Prime 2.0, that they couldn’t do before, were “three-dimensional (surface) graphing ability of data and the matrix representation of the data tables.  Also… the additional methods for solving differential equations.” Another said, “Utilising hidden areas and using various graphs and images from other documents without the risk of corrupting the Mathcad file.”

Still another user stated, “I would consider mixed unit arrays the most improved feature. I have been limited over the years when dealing with large amounts of data due to the exclusion of MDA’s after Mathcad 11. I have also found the new Excel component is a massive improvement on previous versions.” With this variety in favorites, it is clear Mathcad Prime 2.0 has a lot to offer the user.

Along with having exciting new features, Mathcad Prime 2.0 has proved to be a time saver. One user said “Because the content in a Mathcad worksheet (old or new) appears very similar to what appears in textbooks… it is easy to read and correct errors… It’s easy to prepare a worksheet.  Also, being able to look at various Mathcad electronic books and being able to copy/paste content from these books to the worksheet definitely helps in creating a worksheet. Anything that makes things easier to enter or read is a time saver.”

Yengoian agreed for different reasons saying, “The standardised calculation worksheets have cut our engineering hours by half, if not more. We expect to further improve our efficiency, as future revisions allow us to standardise more aspects of our work.”

Additionally Thackston said, “The overall look of a Prime worksheet is a little bit nicer; it looks a bit more polished. I can use fully-justified text.  That may sound like an odd thing to mention for this type of “tool”, but something that I emphasise, is that Mathcad is a really good document-creating tool.  The appearance, as well as the content, of a document can be important.” Another user said, “New users will be very impressed by Mathcad Prime 2.0… The layout is clear and the formatting of documents has improved from Prime 1.0.”

Put the software to the test and download a 30-day free trial of Mathcad Prime 2.0 today

Connect Mathcad to Internet Data Sources

One little-known feature of Mathcad 15 (and earlier versions) is the ability to connect to Internet data sources. Simply insert a scriptable component into a worksheet, define an input and an output, and insert this VBScript into the component code.

Function IEGetPage(URL)
  Set IE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
  IE.Navigate URL
  Do While IE.Busy
  Loop
  IEGetPage = IE.Document.Body.outerText
  IE.Stop
  IE.Quit
 End Function

IEGetPage(URL) is a function that downloads the data the URL points to.

This function can be used to define the output of the scriptable component. For example, you could insert the following code into a push button event (PushBtnEvent_Exec)

Outputs(0).value = IEGetPage(Inputs(0).Value)

Outputs(0).value and Inputs(0).Value refer to the first input and output of the scriptable component. In this instance, the input would simply be a URL and the output would be the downloaded data.

So what can I do with this surprisingly cool functionality? Well, the US Geological Survey host constantly updated earthquake data on their website. This data gives the location (i.e. the latitude and longitude) and magnitude of earthquakes over a rolling time period, and can be downloaded as a text file. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/catalogs/eqs7day-M2.5.txt is a typical example.

This text file is updated several times a day with new earthquake data and can be downloaded straight into Mathcad using the VBScript given above.  Check out this Mathcad worksheet (the link is at the bottom of this post).

Once the data the data is in Mathcad, some parsing is needed to strip out headers and other unnecessary information.  You can then manipulate and analyse the filtered data.

In the Mathcad worksheet, I’ve plotted the location of earthquakes on a map of North America (the mapping data is low resolution, but it serves its purpose). Here’s what the plot looks like:

My next mini-project (should I get some time off from the salt mines) is to project this earthquake data onto a globe.

I’ve also connected Mathcad to other Internet data sources, including historical stock quotes and foreign exchange rates.

Mathcad Worksheet to Download Earthquake Data from the US Geological Survey Website

Faster Physical Modelling for Mathcad

Like many engineers, I use Mathcad as a scratchpad to jot down equations, model physical systems and explore technical ideas. My specialty is fluid dynamics and heat transfer, but I also dabble in electromechanical modelling.

But deriving equations for dynamic engineering systems demands time and skill. I’ll be the first to admit that I often lack both.

I recently discovered I already had the tools to translate an initial schematic of an engineering system to a Mathcad function (but my own lack of foresight prevented me from connecting the dots earlier).  The technology lets me

  • model multidomain engineering systems by connecting physical components on a virtual workspace,
  • and convert these block-diagram models to Mathcad functions.

The technology is a software tool called MapleSim. It has blocks for modelling electrical, mechanical, multibody, hydraulic, thermal and magnetic systems, as well as signal-flow functionality. The equations are already programmed in, so I don’t need to derive them.

MapleSim also generates C code from your model (simply point-and-click). The code can be parameterised with any set of properties (for example, resistances, inertias etc) and includes a solver.

This code can also be compiled to a Mathcad-compatible DLL.

This, for example, is a MapleSim model of a DC motor with backlash and a PI controller. The model was created by dragging physical components on a workspace, then connecting them together.

And this is the compiled function (after code generation) implemented in Mathcad.

I’ve parameterised the Mathcad function with respect to the set point and controller gains, but I could have picked any other combination of properties.

Compiling MapleSim code to a Mathcad-compatible DLL sounds tricky. You need some awareness of C coding, but you don’t need to be an expert or even consider yourself a competent programmer. Once you know the steps to follow, it’s simple and is mostly copy and paste. For anyone who wants to try, I’ve prepared a Visual Studio example project to make this easier (email me for the link).

Converting block-diagram physical models to Mathcad functions is novel and has the potential to save countless hours. Given that the volume of coffee I drink is positively correlated with the amount of algebra I do, this approach could lower my blood pressure as well.

PTC recognises Adept Scientific’s Mathcad quality

For the second year running Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) has been awarded the PTC Channel Advantage Award acknowledging its status as the top Mathcad reseller Worldwide.

The 2011 award ceremony was held in Athens and attended by around 500 professionals representing resellers across the globe. Jessica Nielsen, Sales Consultant – Mathcad for Adept Nordic, received the medal on behalf of Adept.

Adept Scientific is one of Mathcad’s longest-standing resellers, supplying and supporting this engineering calculation standard since 1985.

Mike Pisapia, Managing Director, said; “It’s a great feeling to be recognised two years running as the top reseller and shows that hardwork pays off.  We’ve been working closely with PTC and Mathcad for nearly 20 years and have the know-how to provide Mathcad users with a first-rate supplier service.”

This award provides the perfect mark of quality for engineers sourcing a proven Mathcad reseller.

 
With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.  Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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