Description: Mathcad is a desktop productivity tool for scientists and engineers. The program allows you to solve, analyze and share your most vital engineering calculations.

Platform: Windows, Mac or Linux
Cost: No charge (Access via App2Go Server)

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Overview and License

Mathcad is a desktop productivity tool designed for scientists and engineers. You can use Mathcad to perform, document and share calculation and design work. The unique Mathcad visual format and easy-to-use scratchpad interface integrate standard mathematical notation, text, and graphs in a single worksheet, making Mathcad ideal for knowledge capture, calculation reuse and collaboration.

License Information

Mathcad is available to current VCU faculty, staff and students on the App2Go Citrix Server.

  • Five (5) concurrent use licenses of MathCad are available for use by VCU researchers on the App2Go Server.

Access to MathCad

MathCad is only available on the App2Go Server. A personal copy of MathCad may be purchase throug the vendor.

Use MathCad on the App2Go Server

Using a Windows, Mac or Linux computer, you are able to access MathCad via a browser window. Although MathCad runs on the App2Go Server, it appears to be running on your PC. You can open, save and print files from your PC. Applications on the App2Go server are available to support research projects and are not intended for instructional use.

Current VCU faculty, staff, and students may access MathCad on the App2Go Server for research. Documentation on how to use the App2Go Server will provide you details such as system requirements, installation, opening files, saving files and printing.

Purchase a Personal Copy of MathCad

A discounted Mathcad software license is available for students.

Training and Support

Mathcad training resources are provided below. Support for Mathcad is limited to the App2Go server access.

Training & Documentation


MathCad is available on the App2Go server. If assistance is needed accessing MathCad on the App2Go server, contact the VCU IT Support Center.