Mathsoft, SolidWorks integrate software to increase engineering accuracy

Mathsoft and SolidWorks Corp. have formed an alliance to integrate their software, which will enable more complex engineering calculations, driving 3-D design and technology integration. This is expected to streamline users' engineering efforts, shorten product development cycles, and reduce risk of errors.

By Staff April 1, 2005

Mathsoft and SolidWorks Corp. have formed an alliance to integrate their software, which will enable more complex engineering calculations, driving 3-D design and technology integration. This is expected to streamline users’ engineering efforts, shorten product development cycles, and reduce risk of errors.

The partners are integrating SolidWorks’ 3-D mechanical design software and Mathsoft’s Mathcad to enable joint users to harness Mathcad-generated values to automatically drive parametric modeling in a SolidWorks design. They say users no longer need to spend time copying, pasting, and transcribing between applications, and risk related errors. The integration is available to users of recently announced Mathcad 12 calculation software and SolidWorks 2005.

Mathcad is a comprehensive design environment that allows engineers to simultaneously explore, calculate, and document mathematical formulas and calculations during product design. Engineers can combine formulas, text, and interactive graphics in one worksheet via an intuitive “whiteboard” interface.