You will need one of the following documents:
College Students / Parents
  • Instant Online Verification
  • Dated Student ID from the current semester or school year
  • Course Schedule
  • Registration Receipt for this semester
  • Letter of Enrollment on school letterhead.
K-12 Student / Parents
  • Report Card
  • Dated Student ID from the current semester or school year
  • Registration Receipt
  • Letter of Enrollment on school letterhead
Teachers, Faculty, or Staff
  • Link to your faculty web page
  • Current Faculty ID
  • Letter of Employment on school letterhead
  • Pay Stub (cross out confidential information)
Home School
  • Membership in Home School Association
  • Receipt for Home School Curriculum
  • Letter of intent to home school from a state agency
School Districts, Colleges, Universities
  • Your Purchase Order
Non-Profit Organizations
  • Copy of IRS 501(c)3 form
  • IRS letter stating that you are a 501(c)3

Free-for-Life Engineering Math Software


Calculations are at the heart of all engineering. PTC Mathcad is math software that lets you solve, analyze, document, and share your calculations easily.

With your complimentary license of PTC Mathcad Express, you get unlimited use of the most popular capabilities in the commercial version of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0.

Download PTC Mathcad Express and choose the 30-day full functionality option to get additional access to capabilities such as:

Microsoft Excel Component: leverage data in existing spreadsheets Symbolic Algebra: Manipulate symbolic and numeric calculations in real time 3D Plots: Visualize complex datasets qualitatively and quantitatively When the 30-day full functionality period has ended, you automatically continue using PTC Mathcad Express for an unlimited time.

Check the information below to ensure that your hardware configuration meets those certified for PTC Mathcad:

  • Pentium-compatible 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86-64, EM64T) processor - 400 MHz or higher; 700+ MHz recommended
  • Windows 7 (64- or 32-bit), Windows Vista (64- or 32-bit), Windows XP Professional (including 64-bit), or Windows XP Home
  • 256 MB of RAM; 512 MB or more recommended
  • 1.75 GB of hard disk space (300MB for Mathcad, 100MB for prerequisites, 1.4GB temporary space during installation)
  • SVGA or higher graphics card and monitor
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Web Installer)