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PTC Mathcad Alternatives

PTC Mathcad is described as 'Mathcad is engineering calculation software that drives innovation and offers significant process productivity advantages for product development and engineering design projects' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PTC Mathcad for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is SMath Studio, which is free. Other great apps like PTC Mathcad are Mathematica, Maxima, fxSolver and wxMaxima.

PTC Mathcad alternatives are mainly Calculators but may also be Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PTC Mathcad.
This page was last updated Oct 30, 2021
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  1. SMath Studio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile

    SMath Studio - is a math program with 'paper'-like interface and numerous computing features. It has an ability to work with systems, matrices, vectors, complex numbers, infinities and fractions.

    SMath Studio vs PTC Mathcad opinions
    Almost everyone thinks SMath Studio is a great alternative to PTC Mathcad.

    Free to commercial use. Interface is almost like Mathcad15.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    SMath Studio is the best approximation to Mathcad in interface feel and features. The main shortcomings of SMath Studio relate to plots and some plug-ins, but it's only a matter of time before they catch up with Mathcad.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    It is very close to Mathcad and works in the same way. Many of the other alternatives are toolboxes for programming rather than actual worksheets.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    I have started using it. It is like MathCAD15.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    I have tried it. Like others said, it looks the same as Mathcad15 (best interface in my opinion, I dislike prime). Also, I like that when you put an unit you have to put ' first, so you don't have issues with naming variables that could be the same as the units.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    Works similar to Mathcad, very powerful and free

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    Same "paper" layout as Mathcad.

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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  2. Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.

    Mathematica vs PTC Mathcad opinions
    Some users think Mathematica is a great alternative to PTC Mathcad, some don't.

    Mathcad works with units with an engineer's point of view, mathematica works with an academic/theoretical point of view for mathematicians.

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  3. Maxima

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and sets, lists, vectors, matrices, and tensors.

  4. Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

  5. wxMaxima

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    wxMaxima is a document based interface for the computer algebra system Maxima. wxMaxima uses wxWidgets and runs natively on Windows, X11 and Mac OS X. wxMaxima provides menus and dialogs for many common maxima commands, autocompletion, inline plots and simple animations.

    Almost everyone thinks wxMaxima is a great alternative to PTC Mathcad.


  6. Xcos

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Xcos is a graphical editor to design hybrid dynamical systems models. Models can be designed, loaded, saved, compiled and simulated.

  7. Maple

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Maple is a general-purpose commercial computer algebra system. Users can enter mathematics in traditional mathematical notation. Custom user interfaces can also be created.

    Maple vs PTC Mathcad opinions
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    Redundant display of equations and data. No auto-resolve when changing a variable or constant content upstream to an equation. Works more like a command prompt line than like a equation editor. Not a proper format for documentation of calculations. Painful handling of units.

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  8. SymPy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SymPy is a Python library for symbolic computation. The stated goals of the library are to become a full-featured computer algebra system and to keep a simple code base to promote extensibility and comprehensibility.

  9. Miramath

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Miramath is an open source project inspired by the MathCad mathematical application. The main user interface consists of a page into which mathematical expressions can be entered or edited and then evaluated.

    Discontinued

    The website and software has not updated for the last five years.

    Almost everyone thinks Miramath is a great alternative to PTC Mathcad.
  10. Swift Calcs

    • Online

    The Collaborative Computational Notebook Built for Modern Engineering. Enter math as it appears on paper, get instantaneous results, and share your calculations with colleagues and clients. No special syntax, no software, no headaches, no kidding.

    Swift Calcs vs PTC Mathcad opinions
    Most users think Swift Calcs is a great alternative to PTC Mathcad.

    Free + intuitive alternative.

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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    Swift Calcs is like a more intuitive version of Mathematica

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