Mathcad Integrates with SolidWorks
The integration of SolidWorks¨ 3D mechanical design software and Mathcad¨, the world's most widely used engineering calculation tool, enables joint customersto harness Mathcad-generated values to automatically drive parametric modeling in a SolidWorks design. Customers no longer need to spend time copying, pastingand transcribing between applications, and risk the related errors.
Haumiller Engineering Company of Elgin, Ill., a firm specializing in high-speed automation solutions for manufacturing, is eagerly anticipating the integration. "It will couple Mathcad to SolidWorks on every engineers' desktop, promising better documentation, easier design evaluation, higheraccuracy, reduced costs of mistakes and faster time to market," said Price Hodson, Haumiller's engineering manager. "We currently embed Excel spreadsheets in our master designs, but we will replace them with Mathcad worksheets, eventually enabling Mathcad equations to drive our part models."
Mathcad is a comprehensive design environment that enables engineers to simultaneously explore, calculate and document all of their mathematical formulas and calculations during the design phase of a product. Engineers can combine formulas, text and interactive graphics in a single worksheet via an intuitive "whiteboard" interface. These capabilities have made Mathcad the choice of more than 1.7 million engineers throughout the world."SolidWorks software and Mathcad are a perfect fit, since engineering calculations and 3D solid modeling are part of the same process," said Brian Houle, partner program manager for SolidWorks Corporation. "The integration advances our common mission of helping engineers work faster and smarter."
SolidWorkshas created a global standard of excellence in mainstream 3D mechanical CADsoftware, delivering powerful 3D design capabilities and unmatched ease of use at an affordable cost.
"It's important for Mathcad to interoperate with the most valuable tools that engineers and product development professionals are using in their engineering work," said Mathsoft Director of Business Development Lisa-Jean Clifford."SolidWorks is one of the best examples of such a tool, and its integration with Mathcad enhances the value of both products for the many engineers who use sophisticated calculations to drive their designs."