The Engineering Notebook Powered by PTC Mathcad

What Is the Engineering Notebook?

Anyone who has squandered time and money trying to reconstruct design intent knows the importance of one easily-updated source for all product data and calculations. This source is the engineering notebook.

The Engineering Notebook Powered by PTC Mathcad allows you to do calculations and to document design choices in whatever form fits best: text, images, plots, graphs or natural math notation. Instead of an ‘assortment’ of data, you’ve got a single piece of intellectual property that can be found, understood, and used company-wide.

Document Your Design Intent

  • Capture your calculations and notes through written text as well as natural math notation – allowing you to easily share worksheets with colleagues.

  • Visualize complex data through the use of advanced plotting – tables and graphs allow for more visual documentation.

  • Embed a brand new PTC Mathcad worksheet, or one you've already created, into your PTC Creo model at any part or assembly level. Use these embedded worksheets as documents to record design assumptions, decisions, and intent. This PTC Creo integration allows all documentation to be saved within the model and travel with it wherever it goes.

Create Analysis Driven Designs

  • Use advanced analysis features such as curve fitting, smoothing, and statistical analysis to ensure your CAD model is structurally sound.

  • Capture and reuse calculations – allowing for cross-company standardization.

  • Seamlessly connect CAD models to your pertinent documentation and CAD calculations – allowing for Creo models and PTC Mathcad worksheets to be merged together, enabling design transparency and traceability.

Verify and Validate Your Designs

  • Push CAD parameters and dimensions into PTC Mathcad to initiate geometry-based design verification.

  • PTC Mathcad's live math environment will automatically update when your CAD software pushes a new set of values to PTC Mathcad, giving you an up to date look at all CAD calculations.

  • PTC Mathcad will tell you whether or not your CAD model meets your design requirements from a mathematical standpoint. This validation will give you confidence that your current model meets all requirements.