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Mathcad Prime 8

The industry standard software for engineering calculations

Most companies choose Mathcad in their field primarily to verify design calculations and produce industry-standard, shareable and reusable technical documentation. This software tool is a world-leading calculation software for that we provide licenses, technical support, administration, and training.

Engineering companies choose Mathcad when they need their engineers to work efficiently and error-free with a tool that:

  • is easy-to-use
  • supports automated and quick calculations
  • verifies calculation results
  • enables documentation

We are the leading license provider because of our dedicated and focused resources for Mathcad in local languages.
We are responsive, flexible, and easy to work with. Our customers are treated individually, always with the same points of contact, and they trust us and stay with us for many years.

Mathcad has helped our business by enabling standard calculations to be derived and developed for the whole team. This has improved our accuracy and document quality, and provides a conventional math notation for all.

About

What is Mathcad?


PTC Mathcad – Show your work!

Engineering calculations are essential for product design. To achieve excellence in engineering, you need a comprehensive yet intuitive application that performs accurate calculations, enables traceability, protects intellectual property and allows you to show your work.

Document your most critical engineering calculations in an engineering notebook with natural mathematical notation and units intelligence. Show your work using rich formatting options alongside plots, text, and images in a single, professionally formatted document.

Choose PTC Mathcad Prime because spreadsheets just can’t compete. Mathcad visually represents math in an intuitive way, making it easy to define, understand, and manipulate engineering calculations with the whiteboard-like user interface.

The Best Tool for Engineering Isn’t Excel. It’s PTC Mathcad

Many use Microsoft Excel for their engineering calculations out of convenience—but Excel isn’t the best tool for the job. Explore the benefits of dedicated calculation software to increase efficiency, even when using your existing Excel spreadsheets.

Using Excel for engineering calculations? Think again

Excel was originally designed for tabulating basic accounting and finance figures and calculations using rows and columns. Since then, it has evolved over time to add math functions but stayed true to its original grid format.

Excel is a convenient choice, but is it the right choice for engineers?

The big difference between Mathcad and Excel

Engineering math in Excel

This is what typical engineering math may look like in Excel. Your hopes of communicating engineering knowledge are easily lost in the chaos of cell references and parentheses. Spreadsheet math is error-prone, and it isn’t easy to check and validate your work. Excel also doesn’t have engineering units, so readers don’t know what this formula is for.

Engineering math in PTC Mathcad

PTC Mathcad was designed to meet the needs of engineers. This is the same sample equation as what’s in Excel, but Mathcad’s natural math notation represents it like it’s right from a math textbook. Any engineer can look at and validate the formula. Plus, Mathcad keeps track of units, which lets you know that this is a formula for mechanical energy.

Mathcad’s approach to engineering calculations

Natural Math Notation

Access to math notations and symbols makes it easy to construct equations. Equations are entered as they appear in a reference book, with the ability to use English and Greek characters in standard math operations.

Mathcad - Natural math notation

Units Intelligence

Mathcad allows you to automatically recognize and convert to “like” units, eliminating unit conversion and rounding errors. Automatic conversions between imperial and metric systems are possible, and you can define custom units for specific applications.

Higher Level Math

Mathcad provides more than 700 built-in mathematical functions for powerful numeric and symbolic math, allowing you to numerically solve algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, and more. Symbolic capabilities eliminate mistakes when performing hand calculations.

Documentation

Mathcad is more than just a calculator, but an engineering notebook, allowing users to combine text. math, graphics, and annotations in a single worksheet.

News


What’s new in Mathcad Prime 8?

PTC has recently released Mathcad Prime 8 version so let’s take a look at the improvements.

  1. Redefinition Warnings
  2. Show Frame (header, footer, page body) 
  3. Partial Derivative Operator 
  4. Copy/paste multiple values to combo-box 
  5. Symbolics Engine Enhancements 
  6. Numeric Engine Enhancements 
  7. Usability Enhancements 
  8. Miscellaneous
  9. Save legacy worksheets as HTML
  10. Windows 11 support 

Application Updates

There are several updates to application-level functionality, which include important features requested by users.

  • You can now set warnings for when either user- or system-defined identifiers such as variables, constants, and functions are redefined in your worksheet. This allows you to avoid unknowingly changing the definition of critical parameters.
  • We have added a partial derivative operator in the Operators menu for you to use to define calculations that include partial derivatives.
  • You can independently turn on the header, footer, or page view border with the new show frame functionality.
  • And to enhance the usability of the combo-box input control added in the last release, in Prime 8, you can copy multiple values and paste them into the combo-box edit mode, making combo-box input control creation easier.

Symbolic and Numeric Engines Enhancements

There are many customer-driven enhancements to the symbolics engine in Mathcad Prime 8, as well as new functionality not seen in previous versions of Mathcad. On top of general keyword improvements, there has been significant improvement and expansion in use and performance for integral functions, such as Fourier, Laplace, and Ztrans and their inverses. Two new modifiers have been added to allow manipulation of the normalization and oscillatory factors for use with the Fourier keyword. Calculus operators such as Limits, Integrals, and Derivatives have been improved and cover expanded use cases. And there is now better auto-labelling of undefined variables in symbolic results.

Usability Updates

  • You can now see on a worksheet tab when a worksheet is unsaved and can close a worksheet directly from its tab.
  • You can move worksheets to rearrange their order.
  • Each tab now includes a right mouse button menu that provides access to useful actions, including calculate, move tab, copy full file path name, open containing folder, and close this or other tabs.
  • And there are several smaller usability updates, like the new clear text format command and ctrl/wheel zoom.

Save as HTML legacy worksheet view

There are many customer-driven enhancements to the symbolics engine in Mathcad Prime 8, as well as new functionality not seen in previous versions of Mathcad. On top of general keyword improvements, there has been significant improvement and expansion in use and performance for integral functions, such as Fourier, Laplace, and Ztrans and their inverses. Two new modifiers have been added to allow manipulation of the normalization and oscillatory factors for use with the Fourier keyword. Calculus operators such as Limits, Integrals, and Derivatives have been improved and cover expanded use cases. And there is now better auto-labelling of undefined variables in symbolic results.

System

System requirements

  • 64-bit Windows 10 machine
  • 2 GB of hard disk space (600 MB for PTC Mathcad, 1.5 GB temporary space during installation)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
  • DVD drive (for physical media) or Internet connection (for download). Internet connection is required in both cases for license acquisition.
  • To view the PTC Mathcad Prime 8.0.0.0 Help system, your system must have one of the following browsers:
    • Google Chrome (all versions)
    • Internet Explorer 9 or later
    • Firefox 10 or later

Licensing

License Options

PTC offers the annual subscription base licenses for Mathcad Prime 8

You can choose between:

  – Individual subscription
  – Floating subscription
  – Global subscription

For group pricing or purchase orders, please contact us at +44 (0) 203 695 7810 or info@alfasoft.com

Support

Support

Alfasoft provides free technical support to all our customers.

Please describe your problem as detailed as possible when contacting our support. Remember to always inform about your serial-/license number, product version and your operating system.

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