PTC launches Mathcad® Prime 1.0™

PTC (Needham, MA), the Product Development Company®, has announced Mathcad® Prime 1.0™, the next generation of the company’s best-in-class engineering calculation software. The powerful capabilities of Mathcad, coupled with its open architecture and easy-to-use live mathematical notation functionality, allows engineers and organisations to streamline critical design processes. Mathcad Prime 1.0 delivers a new task-based user interface – enabling engineers to focus on developing engineering calculations rather than formatting design documents.

“The tutorials [in Mathcad Prime 1.0] are simply brilliant… They are easy to follow and quickly provide relevant information about the software. The new matrix selection and setup is vastly superior to the previous Mathcad releases. [Mathcad Prime 1.0 is]… easy, user-friendly and intuitive.” Martin Van Wyck, Project Manager, Metallurgical Processing, Bureau Veritas

Mathcad presents calculations, text and images in an understandable format, enabling knowledge capture, reuse and design verification, which results in improved product quality with faster time-to-market. As part of PTC’s product development system (PDS), Mathcad’s integration with other PTC products including Creo™ Elements/Pro™ (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) and Windchill® enables increased productivity, improved process efficiency and better collaboration between individuals and groups.

Highlights of Mathcad Prime 1.0 include:

• New task-based interface – promotes productivity while also enabling users to learn unfamiliar functions or features quickly and easily.

• Document-centric calculation environment – enables users to create detailed professional engineering design documents that include complex calculations quickly and easily, using live standard maths notation with text, images and graphs. Additionally, documents are easy to read and understand by non-Mathcad users, thus supporting effective communication of designs and engineering knowledge across the enterprise.

• Advanced maths exploration – powerful capabilities along with an environment to display, manipulate, analyse and plot data with full units support.

• Dynamic units support – full support for units throughout all calculations created in Mathcad Prime 1.0 improves process efficiency by helping to reduce errors and increase accuracy of results.

• Intuitive equation editor – WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) equation editor enables users to express problem constraints and solutions in natural maths notation allowing users to focus on the calculations and spend less time manipulating the document.

“PTC continues to invest in Mathcad technology to ensure that our customers have the best engineering calculations tool available,” said Jake Simpson, General Manager, Mathcad Business Unit, PTC. “Mathcad Prime 1.0 enables users to focus on solving complex engineering problems with less time spent on formatting design documents.  Content is captured in a format that is presentable so it is much easier to solve the problem and interpret the engineering intent.  The result is good design decisions supported by well structured and legible documentation. When coupled with best practices such as data management, Mathcad becomes a compelling standard for engineering teams to capture and manage critical design history as intellectual property.”

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company®, develops, markets and supports product development software solutions and related services that help companies achieve their product development strategies and optimise their processes. Using the company’s tightly integrated CAD and enterprise PLM solutions organisations are better able to create and manage product information throughout the lifecycle for optimal product development success.

Mathcad Prime 1.0 is supplied and supported in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and the Nordic countries by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Mathcad Makeover

The start of the year was marked by a major, much-anticipated release of the engineer’s staple calculation tool, Mathcad.

New Mathcad Prime 1.0 has had a serious facelift, but the changes aren’t just cosmetic. PTC have completely rebuilt the software using the very latest technology. The result is a more intuitive task-based interface and document-centric calculation environment, enabling users to create detailed, professional engineering design documents quickly and easily. This latest release also sets down a better architecture and stronger foundations on which to grow the software to suit the needs of tomorrow’s engineers.

Other key feature highlights include 600 functions to display, manipulate, analyse and plot data, improved units support for improved accuracy, backwards compatibility and a new equation editor that lets you solve problems simply in standard maths notation. Visit our Mathcad Prime 1.0 web pages to find out more or [download a free trial] now.

PTC gives Adept Scientific their Mathcad supplier seal of quality

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) has won a Mathcad Global Award 2010, acknowledging its status as the top Mathcad reseller Worldwide.

The prestigious ceremony took place in October in Las Vegas and was attended by around 500 professionals representing resellers across the globe. Jan Rodahl, Mathcad Sales Manager for Adept Nordic went up on stage to receive a medal and plaque which were presented by some of PTC’s top management.

Adept Scientific is one of Mathcad’s longest-standing resellers, supplying and supporting this engineering calculation standard since 1985.

Mike Pisapia, Managing Director, said; “It proves that there’s no substitute for experience and our years of working with all kinds of engineers have equipped us with the tools and the know-how to provide Mathcad users with a first-rate supplier service.”

This award provides the perfect mark of quality for engineers sourcing a proven Mathcad reseller.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Insight into Mathcad straight from the horse’s mouth

Looking for insider information about where Mathcad is at and where it’s heading in the future? Why not watch this short interview with the General Manager for the Mathcad Business Unit, Jake Simpson? This 6-minute quick-fire question and answer session covers various topics including, the kinds of people using Mathcad, software positioning, PTC plans for the software’s future, emerging challenges in engineering calculations and maths, and much more.

Click here to visit the Mathcad Blog and watch the video now

PTC releases Mathcad 15.0

Latest PTC® solution includes design of experiment functions, expanded reference libraries and integration with third-party tools

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) (Needham, MA), the Product Development Company®, has announced the release of Mathcad® 15.0, the latest release of PTC’s® engineering calculation software. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) Mathcad 15.0 delivers enhanced capabilities to help customers solve their most pressing engineering calculation needs and improve the documentation of calculations throughout the product development process.

Mathcad 15.0 includes over 25 new functions, more robust reference libraries and integration with third-party tools, including the latest version of Microsoft Excel. Additionally, the Mathcad 15.0 integration with existing engineering platforms like Pro/ENGINEER®, as well as with PTC’s Windchill® solutions, Windchill PDMLink® and Windchill ProductPoint®, enables better management of critical engineering content, making it easier to share and reuse information leading to standardisation and best practices.

“These ‘Design of Experiment’ fitting functions are a great bonus and now that I have augmented them with my own functions they will save many hours of work evaluating large sets of data,” Philip Leitch, PRL Software.

Highlights of the enhancements in Mathcad 15.0 include:

• Design of Experiments (DoE) – Over 25 new functions to reduce the time and expense of conducting experiments through DoE by understanding the variable interactions that will influence the experiment. DoE helps identify critical factors and optimal settings for complex processes. It provides templates for a fewer number of experiments which are indispensable when having multiple variables and levels.

• Integration to Knovel® Math content – Quickly access the full list of Knovel’s fully documented Mathcad worksheets from Roark’s and Hick’s reference works reducing the time it takes to solve complex maths problems.

• Integration with Kornucopia® software – Kornucopia by Bodie Technology is designed to reduce time and effort spent on analysis by providing functions and templates using Mathcad-based documented workflows that improves interpretations and value of experimental data and simulation results.

• Integration to Truenumbers® – Truenumbers by True Engineering Technology enables the ability to easily communicate values across applications and the organisation without loss of quantity or unit integrity. Results and values can be moved outside of Mathcad onto different document types – enabling easy sharing of the data.

• Support for latest version of Microsoft Excel® – Leverage the following functions and features with Excel: READEXCEL(), WRITEEXCEL(), READFILE, the data import wizard and the Excel Add-in.

• Windows 7 support.

“PTC continues to view Mathcad as an important component of its overall product offering and remains committed to delivering the best engineering calculation software to our customers,” said Jake Simpson, General Manager, Mathcad Business Unit, PTC. “Mathcad 15.0 with its new Design of Experiments functions and integration with Windchill ProductPoint, as well as other tools, enables our customers to easily create complex engineering calculations and communicate those calculations across the organisation, thus helping them achieve a level of standardisation and collaboration within their product development process.”

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services to meet the globalisation, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives of product development. Using the company’s CAD, and content and process management solutions, organisations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive, Consumer and Medical industries are able to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet both customer needs and comply with industry regulations.
Mathcad 15.0 is available in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden from Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Knovel introduces Knovel Math for PTC® Mathcad®

New offering provides fully documented Mathcad worksheets for engineering calculations from trusted reference works.

Adept Scientific is pleased to announce the UK availability of Knovel Math for Mathcad users.  Knovel Math provides fully documented and validated Mathcad worksheets of engineering calculations from trusted reference works reducing the time it takes to find, solve and document equations.

Available as a web-based service Knovel Math delivers engineering reference content directly into the Mathcad work environment.  Users then enter their own custom values into the worksheet to calculate the solution to the problem faced without needing to invest the hours normally required to generate the equations themselves.

Using Knovel Math engineers benefit from powerful search tools and full-text reference content from reliable engineering information sources.  This allows for quick access to calculations and provides the background information to help engineers select the right equations with confidence.

Knovel Math supplies engineers with validated Mathcad worksheets, eliminating inefficiencies from re-creation and quality assuring such calculations.  Knovel Math is compatible with Mathcad 14 and designed to complement future Mathcad releases.

Other key features include:

  • Storage of worksheets and findings for audit trail reference
  • Expanded cases and examples to show full working ability
  • Support for US customary and metric units to facilitate global scalability.

“With Knovel Math Mathcad users get access to validated Mathcad worksheets of engineering calculations from trusted reference sources which means that users can save time and reduce risks as they develop the calculations they need in their work,” said Michael Campbell, Senior Vice President, Product Management, PTC.

“The introduction of Knovel Math offers engineers the capability to create and catalogue engineering calculations directly from trusted engineering reference handbooks,” said Chris Forbes, Knovel President and CEO.  “This is another example of how Knovel enhances the value of reliable reference information and enables engineers to integrate that information into their workflow – thus improving the speed and quality of their work.”

About Knovel

Knovel is an online resource that helps engineers find reliable technical information faster.  Knovel’s reliable content, optimised and interactive tools helps engineers solve problems faster by providing answers at the point of need, in turn helping organisations increase the productivity of their engineering staff.  Knovel’s thousands of customers worldwide include 75 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities.

About PTC

PTC and Mathcad are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

Knovel Math is available in the UK and Ireland through Adept Scientific.  For more information call +44 (0) 203 695 7810 or email info@alfasoft.com.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Adopts PTC Product Development Solution To Improve Its Watch Development Process

Luxury Clock and Watchmaker Reduces Development Time By 50%

Jaeger-LeCoultre Luxury WatchNEEDHAM, MA. – December 16, 2008 – PTC (NASDAQ: PMTC), the Product Development Company®, today announced that Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Swiss subsidiary of Richemont International S.A. has adopted the PTC® Product Development Solution including, Pro/ENGINEER®, Mathcad®  and ProductViewTM to develop its entire product portfolio of watches and clocks.  Jaeger-LeCoultre will use Pro/ENGINEER for 3D digital modeling, machining, and simulation, ProductView for 3D visual collaboration between various departments, and Mathcad® for performing and documenting engineering calculations. Today, PTC’s solutions contribute to the success of Jaeger-LeCoultre products.The clock and watchmaker also plans to implement PTC’s Arbortext content publishing system to manage its technical documentation.

Founded 175 years ago and located in the heart of Swiss Jura, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 1100 employees design and manufacture luxury clock and watch products, including the famous Reverso and Gyrotourbillon watches, and Atmos clocks. Jaeger-LeCoultre stands apart from its competitors with its guarantee of 100% Swiss design and manufacture.  Because of this guarantee, Jaeger-LeCoultre does not have outsourcing as an option to strengthen its product development process and must instead rely solely on superior quality and high precision products.

"Reverso grande complication à triptyque" in 3DDesigned for a very discerning clientele, Jaeger-LeCoultre luxury watches and clocks have historically had multi-year R&D and finalization processes. But with quick time to market being a major customer demand, and key imperative for watchmakers, Jaeger-LeCoultre sought to gain an advantage by using PLM technology. The company decided that the main goal for implementing a PLM solution set would be to develop increasingly sophisticated and complex products more simply and quickly, and thus to widen its product catalogue. In fact, Jaeger-LeCoultre ultimately decided to implement a PLM system because it would allow them to simultaneously decrease the design process time while still encouraging the innovation and high quality that distinguishes its products.

Jaeger-LeCoultre has also turned to PTC to implement a collaborative design method with a wider, faster and more reliable form of data sharing. All involved – project managers, engineers and purchasers – can now work on the same project simultaneously, without the risk of conflict or error.

“It is highly rewarding for PTC when luxury product companies such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, whose principals are ‘precision’ and ‘product quality’, are able to use PTC solutions to increase efficiencies in their product development process without sacrificing their high quality and innovation standards,” said Marc Diouane, senior divisional vice president of PTC Europe.

About Jaeger LeCoultre
1833-2008
A major player in watchmaking history, Jaeger-LeCoultre is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. The Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux is taking this opportunity to reread some of the finest pages in its ongoing epic and to write some even more beautiful ones. The Manufacture has an impressive range of world firsts, superlatives and legendary models to its credit, including the Reverso, the Duoplan, the Master Control, the Memovox Polaris, the Gyrotourbillon I and the Atmos. In 2008, around 1000 people mastering over 40 watchmaking professions and over 20 cutting-edge technologies will continue to pay tribute to the pioneering spirit of the House founders by creating new masterpieces in harmony with the grand watchmaking tradition. In 2010, pursuing the multiple extensions around Antoine LeCoultre’s original workshop, Jaeger-LeCoultre will welcome a new building providing 9,000 square metres of additional workshops.

About PTC
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 50,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world’s most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P Midcap 400 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com

Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  These risks and uncertainties include: the successful development and integration of the technology necessary to offer an integrated and flexible product development system solutions that is able to adequately respond to the evolving requirements of customers in multiple vertical industries;  PTC’s ability to extend our solutions and provide adequately levels of support; and PTC’s ability to retain and maintain relationships with key employees, customers and other strategic partners, as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q.  The announcement of any particular selection of PTC products is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue there from or the level of revenue for any particular period.

PTC and its logo, The Product Development Company, Pro/ENGINEER, Wildfire, Mathcad, ProductView and all PTC product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

Lowest ever upgrade price for Mathcad

For a limited time Adept Scientific is offering you the chance to upgrade your old versions of Mathcad to version 14.0 for £70* and get the Add-On collection free.

Mathcad 14.0 delivers the latest engineering calculation worksheets, tools and enhancements including:

• New worksheet compare function
• More intuitive explicit calculations
• New gradient operator and Jacobian matrices
• Full Unicode support
• Improved plotting, polar plotting and graphics
• And much more!

The upgrade includes the Add-on Collection – worth £340* – FREE!  This includes:

• Data Analysis Extension Pack
• Signal Processing Extension Pack
• Image Processing Extension Pack
• Wavelets Extension Pack
• Mechanical Engineering Library
• Civil Engineering Library.

Buy online – offer ends 1st July 2009.

Mathcad 14 is available in the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden from Adept Scientific. With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

* single user upgrade excluding delivery and VAT

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Adept Scientific announces 2009 Mathcad training dates

February 2009:  Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) has released its training dates for Mathcad which will be held in its purpose built training suite at their Letchworth premises.

 

The consecutive dates have been put together to help delegates get to grips with Mathcad and enable them to explore its range of capabilities.  They can be booked jointly or as standalone courses, depending on individual needs.

 

Day one – Getting to grips with Mathcad is for anyone who is using Mathcad software for the first time or who has a basic knowledge as a result of periodic use.

 

Day two – Exploring Mathcad is ideal for anyone who already has a good working knowledge of Mathcad’s functions and capabilities but would like to find out more about the software’s advanced features.

 

The dates are bookable now and more information can be found at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/training/.

 

Wednesday 18th March 2009
Thursday 19th March 2009
Wednesday 13th May 2009
Thursday 14th May 2009
Wednesday 16th September 2009
Thursday 17th September 2009
Wednesday 12th November 2009
Thursday 13th November 2009

 

We can offer onsite training if you are looking to train a group of people.  For further details email info@alfasoft.com or call +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

 

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

New Mathcad 14 now available from Adept Scientific

Latest Release Extends Support to 9 Languages and Improves Calculation Power and Clarity

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) announces the release of Mathcad 14, the latest release of the widely-used engineering calculation software from PTC (Needham, Massachusetts), the Product Development CompanyTM. Mathcad 14 expands the ability of users to solve pressing engineering calculation needs and improves the associated documentation of these calculations throughout the product development process.

Mathcad 14 delivers improved calculation power and clarity through new worksheet analysis functions (including the ability to visually compare worksheets), inline numeric evaluation enhancements and enhanced symbolics. This will help users to derive formulae, and to demonstrate, process and document engineering reasoning.

Specific enhancements to the Mathcad 14 mathematical solvers will allow users to solve and document a broader range of engineering design problems, and generate higher precision results. Significant enhancements have also been made to Mathcad’s plot formatting, and a new maths font has been added to improve the display of mathematical expressions and operators.

Engineering calculations are critical to the process of designing and developing products, which today is often a globally distributed process. Since its acquisition of Mathsoft in April 2006, PTC has focused on making the broad capabilities of the Mathcad technology more widely available to customers operating across geographic boundaries.

With Mathcad 14, PTC now provides full Unicode support and will soon offer the product in nine languages: Italian, Spanish, Korean, and both Traditional and Simplified Chinese will be added to the languages already supported by Mathcad (English, French, German and Japanese). Expanded language support in Mathcad 14 will enable geographically dispersed teams to solve and document calculations in their local language, which ultimately improves efficiencies by increasing speed and accuracy as well as reducing potential errors that may occur from language translation.

A major strength of Mathcad is its ability to integrate with other software used by engineers, such as VisSim, MATLAB, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications, and ODBC-compliant databases. Now there’s also a bidirectional link between Mathcad 14 and Pro/ENGINEER, PTC’s engineering CAD solution.

Users can easily associate any Mathcad file with a Pro/ENGINEER part or assembly using the analysis feature in Pro/ENGINEER. Critical values calculated in Mathcad can be mapped to parameters and dimensions in the CAD model to drive the geometric design. Parameters from a Pro/ENGINEER model can also be input into Mathcad for downstream engineering design calculations. The integration offers dynamic updates to calculations and the CAD drawing when parameters are changed. Additionally, Mathcad-driven Pro/ENGINEER designs can now be validated using Pro/ENGINEER Mechanica® structural, thermal, fatigue and mechanism analysis solutions.

Mathcad 14 reinforces our commitment to develop products that enable organisations to optimise their product development processes,” said James Heppelmann, executive vice president and chief product officer at PTC. “With its multiple language support, additional engineering calculation capabilities and integration with Pro/ENGINEER, Mathcad 14 allows organisations with geographically dispersed engineers to leverage critical engineering calculations that drive product design models and standardise best practices.”

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), which acquired the Mathcad product range last year, provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 40,000 companies worldwide.

Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

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