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## ChatGPT versus PTC Mathcad: units, reliability and rounding

The Problem Recently, a European colleague asked American teammates how to express the dimensions 3’ 1/8” x 3’ 1/8 (a 36.125-inch square) in centimetres. She explained that American metrics made her feel lost. It was a very simple unit conversion request. The answer is 91.7575…

## Why Star Trek’s Impulse Speeds Are Totally Impractical

Let’s use PTC Mathcad to uncover some real-world truths about Star Trek and its implausible use of “warp speed.” Of course, Start Trek is fiction, but exploring some of the concepts found in the popular science fiction series is still an interesting way to demonstrate…

## Calculate and plot shear and bending moment

Editor’s note: This blog article was originally written as a PTC Mathcad Prime worksheet. For the best reading experience, please download the Mathcad Prime worksheet here. If you need a Mathcad Prime worksheet viewer, download Mathcad Prime for free here. A truck driving on a…

## Mathcad Community Challenge – Black Holes

Fancy a small challenge?  Let’s create a Mathcad Prime worksheet that: Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Jeremy Schnittman used under CC BY-SA 4.0. Considerations: Are you up to the challenge? Get Your 30-Day Free Trial of Mathcad Prime Today! Source: PTC

## Why Mathcad Prime 9

Mathcad Prime 9 is the latest version of industry-standard calculation software. It delivers numerous productivity and functionality enhancements so users can accurately solve, analyse, document, and share their engineering calculations faster than ever. Learn more details in the blog post, What’s New in PTC Mathcad…

## What’s new in PTC Mathcad Prime 9

Contact us to find out more about your licence upgrade to Mathcad Prime 9. Get Your 30-Day Free Trial of Mathcad Prime 9 Today! Mathcad Prime 9 is the latest version of Mathcad Prime, a technical computing software which allows engineers and scientists to create…

## What’s new in PTC Mathcad Prime 8

PTC has recently released a new Mathcad version – Prime 8. So let’s take a look at the improvements. 1. Redefinition Warnings With the redefinition warnings functionality in Mathcad Prime 8, warnings automatically appear on redefinitions in regions that contain them. You can turn warnings…