Welcome to XCALIBUR Engineering Calculations—the best site for
engineering calculations utilizing MathCad (www.mathcad.com).
As an engineer, you know there are many software packages to
choose from for a variety of tasks. These range from general
analysis and design programs such as STAAD to company specific
spreadsheets and programs. XCALIBUR fills the niche for design
elements often missing from more general packages. Here, you’ll
find MathCad files for beams, columns, and other elements along
with a repository for various connections not available elsewhere.
With MathCad’s powerful word processor interface, calculations
look just as they appear in design codes and standards. This
is an undervalued aspect of the MathCad system because users
can easily modify calculations in accordance with various engineering
requirements and specifications unique to individual clients.
This flexibility cannot be found with off-the-shelf programs
and the hidden nature of spreadsheets makes it more difficult
and error prone.
Of course you could simply create the MathCad files from scratch,
but with today’s engineering rates and tight schedules you’ll
be putting money in your pocket by downloading MathCad calculations
from XCALIBUR instead. Even more impressive, you can use these
as they are or as a starting point to reduce development time
for calculations tailored to your needs.
Meanwhile, we hope you find this site valuable as you discover
the power of XCALIBUR calculations. This repository will undoubtedly
continue to grow, so be sure to check with us often regarding
new calcs and tools. Please contact us with questions, comments
and suggestions for new files directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How it works…
- If you do not already have Mathcad installed on your computer,
discover the power of this incredible tool by purchasing Mathcad
from PTC at www.ptc.com.
- Sign up for a subscription to the Xcalibur Reader by downloading
the install program for a low annual fee.
- Run the install program and e-mail the site code generated
by the program to email@example.com.
Include your name and company in the e-mail.
- You will be e-mailed a site key that can be pasted back into
the install program to authorize your computer to run the Protected
- Download any Mathcad document from the Xcalibur site. Use
these documents just as you would any Mathcad file. You may
save files using different file names and make changes to the
files as required for your particular application.