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Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

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Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

I've downloaded the mathcad excel add-in for V15 M030 http://www.ptc.com/support/mathcad_downloads.htm, but can't find any instructions on its proper install and use.

Are there any proper manuals for it.

such as how to enable the add-in

how to insert a specific sheet as an add-in

how to select data ranges from excel, and how to export data to excel.

etc.

etc.

Philip

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Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

I have now had it confirmed by PTC support that the add-in doesn't support Excel 2010 integration.

I've asked that they add a note to the downloads page to correctly indicate that limitation.

I didn't get / push for a response about the lack of a manual 😉

Philip

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Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

To clarify, this is for Windows 7 and for Excel 2010 Professional.

Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

I am not sure Mathcad 15 supports Excel 2010, see here.

http://communities.ptc.com/message/159274#159274

Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

Having said that other users have reported that they have had no issues.

What are you trying to use Excel for, embedded objects?

Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

At the moment I'm trying to set it up for corporate use, so that if the central IT install Mathcad (using a process they define and I check), then the user gets the add-in automatically, and it's enabled, and there are instructions visible (e.g. on the 'help' tab) on how to use it, and allow folk to embed an existing mathcad sheet they have already generated into excel so that they can 'give it to management' (who can only cope with excel 😉 or to plot charts 'just like in excel' etc.

So mainly it's the catch 22 of getting started. In the older V11 add-in case there was a help file that told you how to install it, but it wasn't accessible until after you had installed it, and enabled the add-on then gone to the newly installed help menu to read how to do what you'd just done.!

So things like how to enable the excel add-in in Excel-2010 shouldn't require special googling. The availability of the mathcad add-in should be visible, e.g. customise the ribbon to add an icon - but how to get that pre-done...

Catch 22.

Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

I have now had it confirmed by PTC support that the add-in doesn't support Excel 2010 integration.

I've asked that they add a note to the downloads page to correctly indicate that limitation.

I didn't get / push for a response about the lack of a manual 😉

Philip

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Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

Philip,

Here is a quote from PTC's technical support:

"The Excel add-in you’re referring to has not been developed by PTC but by PTC employees. Therefor there is unfortunately no official documentation or support for them."

Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

I'm using Mathcad 15 and excel 2010, the add-in works well...There is a help file for the add-in.

Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

Well that is good to know. Do you have a copy of the help file?

Re: Mathcad (V15 M030) Excel add-in - is there a manual?

pc li wrote:

...There is a help file for the add-in...

Where?