I saw an ME professor use Mathcad during a video presentation recently, and after a quick search I learned PTC makes Mathcad prime 3.1 available to FIRST people. Upon searching here, there’s little recent mention of Mathcad, so I’m curious…

- Is it worth downloading and checking out, or is there little benefit over using a spreadsheet?
- If anyone uses it, how do you find it to be valuable?

To me, it looks like it could be a decent place to document an overall design including engineering calculations the factors of which can be changed if the design changes.

Thanks!