Engineering Calculations Challenges

Is your most important IP at risk?

Many engineers, as well as scientists, economists and others, risk their most important calculations to spreadsheets. Recently a major spreadsheet cell error caused international outrage. Two economists conducted a 2010 study which resulted in the conclusion that “median growth rates for countries with public debt over 90% of GDP are roughly 1% lower than otherwise; average (mean) growth rates are several percent lower.” These results have been widely used by politicians, media, other economists, and the world to help in finding solutions to the Great Recession. Research into the study later showed that there were three serious issues with the economists’ research: Selective Exclusions, Unconventional Weighting, and Coding Error.

Analysts insist coding error does not need to be the norm. There have been major advancements in calculation solutions over the years. Explore the links below as the pros elaborate on these and other “opportunities for improvement” in technical calculation tools.

Infographic: Dangers of Spreadsheets

Infographic: Dangers of Spreadsheets

Numbers speak for themselves. Download this infographic and see frightening statistics on lost time and money.

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eBook: Engineering’s Calculation Compromise

eBook: Engineering’s Calculation Compromise

In this independent eBook, industry analyst Chad Jackson explores how recent software innovations improve the productivity of engineers working complex calculations.

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Calculations Power the World Around You

Calculations Power the World Around You

A natural extension of the way you work, PTC Mathcad empowers you to calculate quickly, analyze completely, document dynamically, share and reuse effortlessly.

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Solving Modern Mechanical Engineering Calculations Challenges

Solving Modern Mechanical Engineering Calculations Challenges

Read these case studies and learn about the most common Mechanical Engineering calculation challenges and how to overcome them with the right solutions.

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Solving Modern Electrical Engineering Calculations Challenges

Solving Modern Electrical Engineering Calculations Challenges

Read these case studies and learn about the most common Electrical Engineering calculation challenges and how to overcome them with the right solutions.

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Solving Modern Civil and Structural Engineering Calculations Challenges

Solving Modern Civil and Structural Engineering Calculations Challenges

Read these case studies and learn about the most common Civil and Structural Engineering calculation challenges and how to overcome them with the right solutions.

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