Mathcad Prime 2.0 Adds New Features to Intuitive Interface

Mathcad has been the industry standard software for engineering calculations for almost three decades. Introduced in early 2011, Mathcad Prime 1.0 was a major leap forward from earlier versions of Mathcad. For the first time, it delivered an intuitive, ribbons-based interface and enabled new users to get up to speed and productive within 15 minutes.

Mathcad Prime 2.0 combines the intuitive Mathcad Prime interface with the most essential features and functionality of earlier versions of Mathcad. The easy-to-use live mathematical notation, powerful communications capabilities and open architecture enable engineers and organizations to deliver products with higher performance and quality in less time. Mathcad Prime 2.0 also integrates with PTC products such as Creo and Windchill to increase productivity and improve collaboration between individuals and teams.

Importance of engineering calculations. Engineering calculations provide the basis for design decisions at nearly every stage of the product lifecycle. Despite their limitations, spreadsheets have been the default tool for performing engineering calculations. Spreadsheets provide a complicated and confusing method of representing engineering equations, forcing engineers to manually track units or re-check for errors caused by incorrectly entered formulas or data. Other mathematical software may require programming expertise or do not intuitively represent engineering calculations.

Mathcad overcomes these problems by displaying engineering calculations in exactly the same way they would appear in an engineering notebook, without any programming. Mathcad’s flexible formats allow engineers to easily document and share their worksheets, leading to better quality and higher productivity. Engineers can spend more time solving problems and less time programming, reporting, and verifying solutions. Mathcad Prime 2.0 has an engineering notebook feel with a rich toolset, delivering the strongest combination of ease-of-use and power.

Best of both worlds. Mathcad Prime 2.0 builds on the easy-to-learn, easy-to-use Mathcad Prime interface by adding integration with Microsoft Excel, symbolic algebra capabilities, 3-D plots, collapsible areas and greater computational power.

  • Mathcad Prime 2.0 features an Excel component, allowing engineers to leverage data in existing spreadsheets, and to combine the engineering power of Mathcad with the familiarity of Excel’s tabular data capabilities.
  • Greater Computational Power: Solve bigger problems and process larger datasets with 64-bit architectures and multi-threading.
  • Symbolic algebra allows engineers to use general mathematical principles before committing to a formula. Mathcad’s patented approach to live symbolic calculation lets users freely explore with confidence, knowing that both symbolic and numeric calculations remain live as inputs or formulas change.

Mathcad Prime 2.0 also adds 3-D plots – a qualitative and quantitative mechanism to visualize complex datasets, enabling direct manipulation for unobstructed exploration.

Collapsible areas make it easier to organize a worksheet, placing calculations in sections that can be collapsed out of view while still remaining live.

With Mathcad Prime 2.0’s greater computational power, 64-bit architectures and multi-threading users can solve larger, more complex problems and process larger dataset.

To learn more about Mathcad Prime 2.0, get a free 30-day trial or buy it now, visit the Mathcad product page.

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