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MathCAD Prime 1.0 is a step back

Re: MathCAD Prime 1.0 is a step back

MC1 is a work in progress and the engineering and scientific community has been asked to help with its developement. I hope it grows into a low cost widely used product that appears on every engineer's desk. I agree with the critism levelled at it at the present however if the criticism is made constructively PTC should listen and develop the product. If they fail to do this then the product will not be successful.

I think the issue about the ribbon will die a natural death as users get used to it or give up and stay with MC15.I dont see PTC changing on this one as it would be too politically embarassing. I am sure that they see the next generation being familiar with it. They may be wrong of course.

I have suffered with another product takeover. i used Pipepak for pipe stress analysis. Autodesk took over Algor and the product was dropped. If MC is dropped in favour of MC Prime then it will be another nail in my professional coffin. The beach with gin and tonic in hand is looking even more inviting.

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Re: MathCAD Prime 1.0 is a step back

If MC is dropped in favour of MC Prime

Not "If", but "When".

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Re: MathCAD Prime 1.0 is a step back

 I see one but main difference between Mathcad and Mathcad Prime!
Mathcad was created by a physicist.
Mathcad Prime was created by an IT-specialist.
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You are right and it should have been designed by a mathematician with great interest in communication and collaboration. A goal could have been to make it the google.docs of mathematics with options on concurrent sketching and modelling. But it wasn't to be this time around.

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I have suffered with another product takeover. i used Pipepak for pipe stress analysis. Autodesk took over Algor and the product was dropped.

Just trawling through old posts..... You say you use Pipepak, is this for Subsea Pipeline Installation?

If MC is dropped in favour of MC Prime then it will be another nail in my professional coffin. The beach with gin and tonic in hand is looking even more inviting.

It's not a matter of if, more a matter of when. I would get the gin in

Mike

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Mathcad Prime was created by an IT-specialist.

How do we know this?

Mike

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Re: MathCAD Prime 1.0 is a step back

Mike Armstrong wrote:

Mathcad Prime was created by an IT-specialist.

How do we know this?

Mike

I know both - Mathcad and Mathcad Prime creators!

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I know both - Mathcad and Mathcad Prime creators!

Ok, cheers Valery.

I thinks it's going to be interesting watching the development of Prime.

Mike

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Re: MathCAD Prime 1.0 is a step sideways

Hello all,


Actually there are a number of developers working on Mathcad Prime, with varying backgrounds in mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science.

Mona

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Re: MathCAD Prime 1.0 is a step sideways

Mona Zeftel wrote:

Hello all,


Actually there are a number of developers working on Mathcad Prime, with varying backgrounds in mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science.

Mona

Sorry Mona!

But a good program as a good book can has only one author. The backgrounds is the World!

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