Simply implementing the percentage as a unit factor, as we were used to, seemed to have been too simple, comfortable and intuitive for PTC.
Its a number format option in Prime.
In Mathcad when you typed % you got a predefined constant (0.01) which was then used as a factor when defining a variable and so it also could be used in the unit placeholder.
When we type % in Prime it looks like we get a predefined function in postfix notation which multiplies its argument by 0.01, but being a function it can't be used in the unit placeholder.
You could define % as a constant but you would have to use the trick with the "" to be able to create % as a variable name and therefore you still would not be able to just type % in the unit placeholder, you would have to copy the created variable name which is even more hassle than to use the format menu.
There is also a difference in appearance when using the latter method - there is a larger space between the number and the % character because of the hidden implicit multiplication character in between. Sometimes this may be preferred.
Simply implementing the percentage as a unit factor, as we were used to, seemed to have been too simple, comfortable and intuitive for PTC.
Its a number format option in Prime.
In Mathcad when you typed % you got a predefined constant (0.01) which was then used as a factor when defining a variable and so it also could be used in the unit placeholder.
When we type % in Prime it looks like we get a predefined function in postfix notation which multiplies its argument by 0.01, but being a function it can't be used in the unit placeholder.
You could define % as a constant but you would have to use the trick with the "" to be able to create % as a variable name and therefore you still would not be able to just type % in the unit placeholder, you would have to copy the created variable name which is even more hassle than to use the format menu.
There is also a difference in appearance when using the latter method - there is a larger space between the number and the % character because of the hidden implicit multiplication character in between. Sometimes this may be preferred.
"Simply implementing the percentage as a unit factor, as we were used to, seemed to have been too simple, comfortable and intuitive for PTC."
Brilliant!