“Express delivery” of mathematical computation: Mathcad Express, free, forever

The world’s most popular engineering calculation software, Mathcad, is now available in a free version.  For a 30 day trial period, new Mathcad Express gives you all the capabilities of the full Mathcad Prime 2.0 version. After that it reverts to limited functionality in perpetuity.

Mathcad Express gives users the ability to spend more time solving engineering problems and less time programming, documenting, reporting and verifying their solutions.  Although it lacks the more powerful features of Mathcad Prime 2.0, such as advanced numeric functions, solving capability, Excel integration, 3D plotting, programming and symbolic, Mathcad Express is still a powerful analysis tool – and it is easy to learn and easy to use.

Mathcad Express includes the following capabilities. 

  • Create, edit, review and mark up Mathcad Prime documents – and convert and use files from older versions of Mathcad too.
  • Enter your equations in familiar maths notation, as you would write them on paper or a blackboard, and watch the results calculate automatically – and re-calculate whenever you change a variable.
  • Place equations, formulae, plots, text and images wherever you want on the page, automatically documenting your work as you go.
  • Perform a broad range of mathematical functions and operations, produce top-quality x-y plots, handle vector and matrix operators.
  • Never worry about unit-related errors – Mathcad Express seamlessly tracks units for you, maintains their integrity and accuracy and automatically identifies any inconsistencies.

Users can expect to see in-product messages with information on selected features, training, tips and tricks and easy ways to purchase the full commercial product, along with specific “Mathcad Express” headers and watermarks on worksheets.  A user who decides to upgrade to the full product will receive the full breadth of Mathcad capabilities and eliminate in-product advertising and watermarks.

To find out more about Mathcad Express click here.

Mathcad 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.

 

PTC adds powerful new capabilities to Mathcad

Announcing the release of Mathcad Prime® 2.0 – the latest release of PTC’s (Needham, MA) engineering calculation software. Mathcad Prime 2.0, available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), adds powerful new calculation features and advanced capabilities to an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use interface.

Mathcad Prime 2.0 delivers the following enhancements that improve the personal and engineering process productivity benefits currently offered by the Mathcad® product family: 

  • Excel Component
    • Seamless and meaningful integration of Mathcad and Excel enables users to access and utilise data from existing spreadsheets and eliminates the need to convert data when introducing Mathcad.
  • Symbolic Algebra
    • Automates the process of explicit derivation to manipulate complex equations reducing errors and improving efficiency.
  • 3-dimensional (3-D) Plots
    • Enables engineers to easily manipulate, analyse and visualise complex data for more complete insight and better documentation.
  • Collapsible Areas
    • Allow users to manage content better and have more control over their workspace, by collapsing (placing out of view) details that are not essential at the moment, improving productivity and collaboration.
  • Computational Improvements including faster performance, 64-bit support, optimisation solver and multi-threading
    • Reduce computation time, remove limitations of data-set size and enable more exploration to be done in the concept phase. More design approaches can be evaluated with higher confidence, reducing errors and problems that occur later in detailed design.

Mathcad Prime 2.0 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.

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 enterprisePLMsolutions organisations are better able to create and manage product information throughout the lifecycle for optimal product development success.

PTC and its logo, Mathcad and Mathcad Prime trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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.

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