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Make Prime Do EVERYTHING that v15 does!

Make Prime Do EVERYTHING that v15 does!

It's that simple.  The improvements in Prime are great but it MUST do everything that v15 does correctly or I cannot use it.

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It would have been more helpful to our group of Matcad users if PTC had devoted resources to improving plotting in Mathcadv rather than introducing Mathcad Prime.  We use animnation and 3-D plots are these available in Prime?

Prime users can be helpfull in publicising any limitation the saoftware has.

After years of requesting improved plotting and the aquisition of plotting software Axum by Mathsoft Mathcad generated plots do not meet publication standards.

Dave Snelling

Community Manager
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Visitor
I could not agree more!!! I have been a Mathcad user since the original version was released a few decades ago. Mathcad Prime is a cruel joke on the user community. After several years of "development" it is still far short of Mathcad 15, not just in plotting functionality, but in basic computational capability. I submitted a SPR in March 2018 (SPR #7330688) pointing out a problem where incrementing a single function input variable by 1 caused the computation to go from almost instantaneous to taking several 10's of seconds to execute (which does not happen with the identical computation in Mathcad 15). Over a year later, and going from Prime 4.0 to 5.0, the same problem is present, and I've had ZERO feedback from PTC on whether they even care about my problem. How many other such "land mines" are still present in Prime? It would have been vastly better to issue a 64 bit version of Mathcad 15 than to waste years developing Prime's eye candy changes to the user interface, with a defective computational engine behind it, and abysmally inferior plotting capabilities!! Does PTC management ever talk to real customers???
Amethyst

I've had the same experience. a case has been open for a year without as much as an email. Instead advertisements from PTC to swap MC15 for MC Prime which isn't even subprime to its own standard.

Visitor
A couple of months ago, I was asked to do a "listening" interview with PTC representatives. I gave them an earful for 30 minutes about the sorry state of Mathcad Prime, and begged them just to release a 64-bit version of Mathcad 15, and they promised to convey my concerns to management. That's the last I've heard of it.
Amethyst

Well, if that doesn't sound familiar!

I don't get it why PTC even bothers to set up meetings. So far they have been impervious to customer agonies.

Granite

I’m happy with prime and have been a long time user of mathcad before 15, it’s an improvement in my opinion 

Visitor
In what way do you consider Prime an improvement, other than its word processing type capabilities? I use it for real computational tasks, not for document preparation. The only technical advantage that I see is that it's a 64-bit app, whereas Mathcad 15 is a 32-bit app.