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Did You Know? New Engineering Notebook in PTC Creo, Powered by PTC Mathcad

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Did You Know? New Engineering Notebook in PTC Creo, Powered by PTC Mathcad

PTC Creo 3.0 M030 offers new integration with PTC Mathcad, which allows users to better connect engineering calculations directly into the product design process. New functionality, referred collectively as the Engineering Notebook power by PTC Mathcad, allow you to directly embed PTC Mathcad worksheets into a PTC model at both the part or assembly level. Once embedded, worksheets can be opened, edited and saved within the Creo model.  Furthermore, all design details contained in the worksheet are automatically linked to the Creo model.  These features make it easy for users to capture engineering knowledge and design intent inside of their PTC Creo models.

 

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Embedding a PTC Mathcad worksheet directly into PTC Creo

 

Additionally, parameters can be shared between PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad. Calculations from PTC Mathcad can be quickly and easily pushed into PTC Creo and used to drive the dimensions within a model, empowering analysis driven design

 

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Inputting parameters from PTC Mathcad into PTC Creo

 

Similarly, PTC Creo parameters can be pushed back to PTC Mathcad and analyzed using Mathcad’s extensive array of mathematical tools and functions, allowing for verification and validation of the design. PTC Mathcad input and output  regions are made available in the parameters table within PTC Creo. They can also be used in Relations like any other native PTC Creo parameter.

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The values derived from PTC Mathcad can be used in Relations like any other PTC Creo parameter

 

To learn more about the Engineering Notebook, check out our What's New in PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1  video on PTC.com.Stay tuned to our “Did You Know” blog series as we cover all of the exciting, new enhancements in PTC Creo 3.0.

 

For more in-depth product feature explanations, visit our Tech Tips area.

 

Have some ideas about what PTC Creo product features you’d like to learn more about? Send me a message or leave a comment below and we'll write up the best ideas from the community. Thanks for reading, looking forward to all of your feedback!

 

In case you missed it, check out our recent Did You Know posts covering PTC Creo 3.0 enhancements:

1)    PTC Creo 3.0 Enhancements: Graphical Realism – Realistic Appearances

2)    PTC Creo 3.0 Enhancements: Graphical Realism - HDR Images

3)    PTC Creo 3.0 Enhancements: File/Open Function and Import Profiles with Unite Technology