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5 Quick Tips on Mathcad Prime 3.0

Posted by Emma Rudeck on 18-Feb-2014 15:07:00

mathcad prime 3.0Engineering calculations are at the core of successful product design. And, when it comes to engineering calculations, Mathcad Prime 3.0 is the industry standard. This latest release of Mathcad Prime comes with fantastic new features, including global definitions, math formatting in text, templates for advanced numerics and new custom functions. This isn’t your standard spreadsheet; it’s an essential tool for successful engineering calculations:

Custom templates save you time with Mathcad Prime 3.0 (tweet this)

Instead of always having to change your header, margin size and other parts of your worksheet formatting and setup, wouldn’t it be great to have the already there when you open a new worksheet? Now you can. With templates, you no longer need to recreate your standard format each time you want to start a new worksheet. This fully customizable system allows you to set up for your needs, have a ready format waiting for you to start your next project.

There is improved math formatting in Mathcad Prime 3.0 (tweet this)

The enhanced math formatting in Mathcad Prime 3.0 means that it is easier for you to put your math and text together on the worksheet. On top of this, as calculations change or new information is introduced, the pasted math formula in your text changes automatically to present the new information.

Use Global Definitions to outline variables in your Mathcad Prime 3.0 worksheets (tweet this)

The Global Definitions function of Prime 3.0 allows you to outline variables in your worksheet. Additionally, this means you don’t need to think about the order that your calculations go in. This gives you real control over your worksheet, ensuring that both managing your document and the overall presentation are more straightforward.

Custom Functions mean you can cover a wide range of engineering disciplines with Mathcad Prime 3.0 (tweet this)

By customizing the functions of Mathcad Prime 3.0, you can determine what is most important to your needs and have available the information you need easy to hand. Set up the existing functions in a way that suits your needs or customise your own functions, based on specialised industry content or personal preference.

Advanced Numerics improves calculation capabilities (tweet this)

Just like in Mathcad Prime 2.0, the new version of Mathcad incorporates more of the mathematical formulations that engineers expect, including new matrix decompositions functions: LU, QR and Cholesky. These offer an improved experience for the end user, by making it possible for them to review a larger number of more complex cases in less time.

All in all, Mathcad Prime 3.0 is a time saver, improving the efficiency of your engineering calculations and allowing you to do more, more quickly.

Want to find out more about Mathcad Prime 3.0? Take a look at the datasheet:


Mathcad Prime 3.0 - Download the new datasheet