Mathcad: Version Comparison Chart

CAPABILITY Mathcad 13.0 Mathcad 14.0 Mathcad 15.0 Mathcad Prime 2.0
Ribbon user interface based on Microsoft® Fluent UI      
WYSIWYG document editing, including headers and footers      
Alignment grid (fine and standard sizes) for easy alignment of equations and regions      
Customizable Quick Access Toolbar      
Drop-down menu user interface with customizable toolbars  
Open XML-based file format      
Batch worksheet converter for MCD and XMCD files      
Save to XPS      
Literal subscripts in the middle of variable name      
Separate overlapping regions command: choice of vertically or horizontally      
Tab to next or previous math region      
Add and delete rows and columns in matrices from ribbon      
Specification tables with multiple variable definitions      
Header and footer formatting
Collapsible and movable areas for sectioning content
Region nudging and alignment guides
Full Unicode support  
Compressed images and files
Calculated results saved in XML
Print to PDF  
New equation editor based on order of operations and precedence      
Direct Lagrange’s notation for derivatives      
Labels to distinguish variables, constants, functions and units      
Integration of numerics and symbolics
New and enhanced symbolic capabilities, including vectorization, solve fully, piecewise integral solutions, new and enhanced keywords and modifiers
Explicit substitution of values before symbolic calculation
In-line definition and evaluation  
Live symbolic (algebraic) evaluation, including expansion, factorization and transforms with keywords and modifier
Error tracing
Dynamic unit checking      
Mixed units in matrices, tables and plots      
Visual distinction between units, constants, functions and variables      
Full unit support for all applicable functions      
Temperature and non-multiplicative scaling units (dB, FIF, DMS, etc.)
Automatic unit tracking and conversion
New file access functions      
Improved performance of discrete Fourier functions      
Improved unit support      
Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) for numerics, upgraded for improved numeric performance      
Multithreading for optimized performance      
Newly designed Excel® Component      
Support for 64-bit architecture      
Fully integrated Signal, Image Processing and Data Analysis Extension Pack functions      
Row operator for matrices      
Linear and circular convolution operators      
Polar operator      
Two derivative operators combined into one operator with multiple placeholders      
Square root and nth root operator combined into one operator      
Two product operators combined into one operator with multiple placeholders      
Two summation operators combined into one operator with multiple placeholders      
Scalar operator      
Improved performance for computational signal and image functions      
Advanced linear algebra functions based on BLAS/LAPACK libraries
New file access functions      
30 new Design of Experiments (DoE) functions    
Programming operators (loops, assignments)
Searchable Function dropdown with functions arranged by categories and alphabetically
New solvers for ODEs  
Operator/Operand highlighting during math editing      
Jacob function    
Indefinite integration and limits
More than two markers per plot axis      
Contour plots
3D scatter, curve and surface plots with unit support      
3D plots: Spin, pan, zoom and reset
Axis number formatting  
Full color palette for traces, symbols and markers
New KNITRO multithreaded optimization solvers for nonlinear optimization      
Solve block inputs and outputs labeled for easier use      
Movable solve block construct with local variables      
Programming operators can be typed in directly      
New if-then-else programming operators      
New and improved ODE algorithms (Adams, BDF)  
Statespace function  
Fast ODE solver for stiff systems and differential algebraic systems (Radau)  
Systems of ODEs in solve blocks
Included (referenced) worksheets can be cached for portability      
Multilevel included (referenced) worksheets
Support for PTC Windchill® 9.1    
Knovel® Math: Mathcad-enabled worksheets and Electronic Books*  
PTC Creo® Parametric integration (formerly Pro/ENGINEER®)
File I/O component for multiple file formats, importing data as strings and selecting specified columns or rows
Microsoft Excel Component
Binary file read and write
Enhanced Excel data exchange and integration
READEXCEL and WRITEEXCEL supporting Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010 file formats    
Mathcad blog
Engineering Resources website: Mathcad examples and worksheets by industry    
Help and Documentation translated to ten languages*    
FLEXlm license management
References tables, key formulas and constants
PlanetPTC® Community – Mathcad Web-based forum
Technical support*  
Online tutorials and discipline-specific examples
Easy-to-use online Help
Adaptable examples demonstrating standard analyses and tasks
Programming tutorial
Mathcad on-site training courses  
Web-based training courses  
Home use license
Microsoft Windows® 7 support    
Microsoft Windows XP support
Microsoft Windows Vista® support  
Microsoft Office® 2007 and 2010 support    
Microsoft Office 2003 compatibility
Supported in ten languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese    
Licensing with maintenance

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