The latest version of PTC Mathcad Prime 6.0 has been released on 2nd of October 2019 and added such new capabilities as:
- Customisation of margin dimensions, including headers and footers that can be used in both imperial and metric paper types
- As a result of improved Find/ Replace functionality users can now find and replace just parts of variables, for example in subscripts
- PTC has added multiple language spellcheck support based on your installed system keyboards
- Possibility to add hyperlinks in your worksheets for a quicker and more efficient link to external resources
- Access to expanded printing options, for instance, printing page selection, current page, and specific pages
- New symbolic engine (users can also choose legacy symbolic engine instead)
- Above all, PTC updated the chart component so that it enables you to save your chart as an image.
- Option to choose from a larger amount of chart component templates
- Added a zoom option in the chart component functionality
If you want to upgrade to PTC Mathcad Prime 6.0, please download it now.
Existing PTC Mathcad users will need to have a new licence file, so contact us when you are ready for an update.
With the introduction of library sharing in the new EndNote X7.4.2 update, Thomson Reuters has delivered a key requirement which is top of the wish-list of many EndNote and Reference Manager users around the World. This much-awaited functionality enables EndNote X7.4.2 users to share their entire reference collection with up to 14 other EndNote X7.4 users. Everyone invited to join the library can access, add to, and edit the shared library, which is automatically synced to ensure it stays up to date. Everyone in the group can also access the full text attachments, annotations and sticky notes from other library members.
The new shared library feature streamlines and strengthens the process of co-editing any library by allowing all users to access the actual library directly (rather than a saved copy) in real time. That means users can be sure they’re all working with the latest information at the same time.
So whether you want to start sharing your existing EndNote library or you’re looking to work with other researchers to build a new shared library from scratch, EndNote X7.4.2 will work for you.
EndNote X7.4.2 also makes an excellent alternative for Reference Manager users who’ve been holding out for a reference management solution that supports collaborative research and library sharing, as well as provides compatibility with the latest operating systems and platforms. There are special low crossgrade prices that let Reference Manager users simply ‘upgrade’ to EndNote rather than pay full price for a brand new licence. And there’s no complicated conversion process – EndNote automatically migrates your library and Word documents from Reference Manager to EndNote! Read our ‘How to’ guide to learn more.
Learn more about the library sharing feature in EndNote
Why not give the latest version a try? Download a free trial for Windows or Mac.
Organic chemistry students at Manchester Metropolitan University are starting the new term this Autumn armed with the latest ChemDraw software by PerkinElmer Informatics which will enable them to better illustrate their work with clear molecular structures. ChemDraw will also make it easier for research and teaching staff to submit their papers to academic journals, as well as collaborate with other institutions.
ChemDraw was chosen to replace an alternative drawing application, because it is easier to learn, faster to use and compatible with a wider range of databases and external websites.
Read the full case study.
Learn more about ChemDraw’s renowned, easy-to-use chemical drawing capabilities.
It’s probably the most famous children’s hospital in the world. Over the past 162 years Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has saved or transformed the lives of thousands upon thousands of children. It’s also a centre of pioneering research in paediatric medicine, with an impressive record of innovation in cancer, heart and lung diseases, neuroscience, immunology and more.
As at all major research institutes, clinical researchers at GOSH use EndNote bibliographic software to locate and cite the vast literature resources in paediatric medicine. But until recently, and through a technical anomaly (researchers at GOSH actually work for a separate organisation), hands-on medical staff haven’t had the same access to EndNote except by buying an individual licence – not an affordable proposition for over 200 staff.
An interesting new case study describes how a senior librarian at GOSH, determined to provide equal access to such an essential research resource, overcame financial and organisational hurdles to ensure clinical as well as research staff are now able to use EndNote via a site licence. That means they’re able to keep abreast of all the latest literature, therapies and techniques – and the ultimate beneficiaries are, of course, the children they treat.
A leading supplier of commercial building products used to rely on a library of spreadsheets for its engineering calculations. It meant a lot of tedious manual work: data entry, checking and verifying, cross-referencing and so on. Then two years ago they appointed a new Head of Engineering who was a long-time Mathcad user. He quickly saw an opportunity to streamline and enhance the company’s engineering processes and began a project to convert all those spreadsheets into Mathcad documents.
His words sum up nicely what we’ve been saying for years: “Mathcad … gives you much tighter control on the input data, with checks on the units and logic, and a powerful but straightforward programming language. In addition, the output is a well-presented calculation sheet that is easy for the client to understand.”
With Eurocodes becoming a design standard in civil and structural engineering, Mathcad delivers even more, “with drag and drop modules that allow engineers to pull the relevant parts of the codes into their calculations.” Automating so many previously manual steps speeds the design flow, eliminates data entry errors and makes it easy to test various scenarios to find the ideal design solution.
Why nor download our latest Mathcad case study to read all about his experiences?
In 1992, Martin Lang bought what he thought was an original nude watercolour said to be painted from 1909-10 by Russian-born, modernist artist Marc Chagall. Authenticity tests carried out by experts for BBC One’s Fake or Fortune programme (broadcast on 2nd February 2014) proved that the painting was in fact a fake. They used Thermo Scientific GRAMS spectroscopy software to identify the pigment used in the painting, which turned out to be Phthalocyanine Blue. This type of colourant was only invented after the 1930s. That meant the watercolour couldn’t possibly have been painted around 1909. Check out the related story on the BBC Entertainment & Arts website.
This isn’t the first instance we’ve heard where GRAMS spectroscopy software has proven useful in the world of art conservation. Gus Shurvell, a Professor in the Art Conservation Program at Queen’s University, Ontario, also uses GRAMS for spectroscopic and chemical analysis of art and archeological artefacts. Its particularly useful for comparing spectra recorded in the laboratory with spectra contained in databases of reference spectra. You can read the full case study here.
Adept Scientific recently donated two Sony AIBO dogs to The National Museum of Computing at Bletchly Park – home of the World’s first electronic computer. They might be just 14 years old, but that’s positively antique in computing technology terms! Named Spot and Rex, these cyber canines caused quite a stir when they were first bought in the summer of 1999 and became ‘office pets’ at the Adept Letchworth HQ. The interactive, ball-playing, tail-wagging, leg-cocking digital doggy duo were featured regularly on television and in the press at the time because they used state-of-the-art AI technology. There were only 5000 first generation AIBO dogs ever made and they went on sale only in the US and Japan. That makes them quite a rarity in the UK. Hence, they’re taking pride of place in the museum’s robotics display surrounded by a collage of press cuttings that any celebrity would be proud of.
Though Spot was mechanically complete, it didn’t actually work. Rex, on the other hand, still functioned but with a few glitches like an ‘arthritic’ leg and ‘Sleep Head Syndrome’ where he goes into sleep mode and won’t reactivate. The Museum team solved the limb issue by swapping one of Spot’s legs with Rex’s, though the sudden napping needs manual override using the sleep button on the front.
Rex gets the chance to show off to visitors occsionally under close supervision on special museum days and events like the recent visit from Doctor Who’s K9 (see photo) and he’s a big hit with the children who are interigued by his interactive antics.
If you’re passing Bletchley Park, why not pop in for a visit?
Refer to the Museum’s website for opening times and more information
- Picture shows George the Robot (made by the late Tony Sale), K9 and the two Aibo’s sitting guard.