PTC has recently released a new Mathcad version – Prime 8. So let’s take a look at the improvements.
1. Redefinition Warnings
With the redefinition warnings functionality in Mathcad Prime 8, warnings automatically appear on redefinitions in regions that contain them. You can turn warnings on and off for all or individual categories of identifiers, so you can more closely manage your identifier use.
Turn borders on for the header, footer, and page body calculation area of your worksheet. These borders appear in page view, printed documents, and worksheets saved in PDF format.
3. Partial Derivative Operator
Insert and use a partial derivative operator in your worksheet. From the Operators menu, use the new operator to write expressions in terms of partial derivatives.
4. Copy/paste multiple values to combo-box
Mathcad Prime 7 included a combo-box input control to control calculations in your worksheets with easy-to-create, easy-to-use drop-down menus of variable definitions.
Mathcad Prime 8 adds the ability to paste multiple variable values directly into the combo-box edit mode. Copy a selection of values from a matrix or a table, select that same size of data in a combo box, and paste. Or you can paste it into one value box, and the data will paste from that location down to the right. In both cases, the combo box automatically resizes to accommodate the pasted data.
5. Symbolics Engine Enhancements
PTC Mathcad Prime 8 continues to enhance the functionality of the new symbolics engine, which was introduced in PTC Mathcad Prime 6. In PTC Mathcad Prime 8 you’ll find:
6. Numeric Engine Enhancements
In PTC Mathcad Prime 8, the following numeric engine updates and enhancements have been made.
Updated physical constants. In alignment with NIST and CODATA, we’ve updated several physical constants, including the following:
7. Usability Enhancements
The following usability enhancements have been made:
Context menu on worksheet tabs: A new context menu is now available on all worksheet tabs providing access to useful actions, including:
Finally, you’ll find these updates available, so your work remains useful moving into the future.
Save legacy worksheets as HTML
PTC Mathcad Prime 8.0 worksheet converter allows you to save legacy Mathcad 15 worksheets in HTML format. With the standalone converter introduced in PTC Mathcad Prime 7.0, you no longer need a legacy Mathcad install to convert legacy Mathcad 15 worksheets to Mathcad Prime format. With the Save As HTML functionality in PTC Mathcad Prime 8.0 XMCD MCD converter, you can now create a view of the legacy Mathcad 15 worksheet, so you no longer need a legacy Mathcad install to see the content that you are converting. Use the Save as HTML functionality in the converter to create a view of your legacy Mathcad 15 worksheet before you convert it to Prime format and refer to it to validate your new Prime worksheet and help with rework where necessary.
Windows 11 support
PTC Mathcad Prime 8.0 is certified to run on the newest Windows operating system, Windows 11 (version 21H2).