Mathcad® is a useful tool for engineering calculations but it has some limitations that prevent it from being the ideal choice in certain situations. EngineeringPaper.xyz is unique in that it is a free and open source web application for engineering calculations that can be run on any platform. Additionally, your calculations with EngineeringPaper.xyz can easily be shared with others using a shareable link. See the following table for a detailed comparison of Mathcad® and EngineeringPaper.xyz to help determine which application is best for your use case. For tutorials and examples showing how to use EngineeringPaper.xyz for your applications, see this tutorial blog post.
|Feature||EngineeringPaper.xyz||Mathcad® Express||Mathcad® Prime|
|Uses Standard Math Notation||✔||✔||✔|
|Automatic Unit Checking and Unit Conversions||✔||✔||✔|
|Free to Use||✔||✔||✘|
|Open Source (see EngineeringPaper.xyz's GitHub Project Page)||✔||✘||✘|
|No Registration or Submission of Personal Information Required to Use||✔||✘||✘|
|Runs on Any Platform without Requiring Installation (Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS, Android, iOS, and Linux)||✔||✘||✘|
|Symbolic Equation Solving||✔||✘||✔|
|Numerical Equation Solving||✔||✘||✔|
|Automatic Expression Ordering||✔||✘||✘|
|Create Shareable Document Links that Anyone Can Open and Run||✔||✘||✘|
|Statistics and Data Analysis Support||✘||✘||✔|
EngineeringPaper.xyz is unaffiliated with Mathcad and PTC Inc., Mathcad is a registered trademark of PTC Inc.