"Matt Evans" wrote:
Well, I've been using MC 14.0 M011 for a few weeks now on my 32-bit Vista machine and I have to say it is indeed amazing. It's what I have dreamed of ever since I started using Mathcad. Some of my favorite new features: 1. The automatic crash on print preview. Why didn't someone think of that before? 2. The inability to display data points on plots when the x-axis is in decreasing order. I never knew how many graphs I could live without! 3. Complete destruction of the symbolic engine. The symbolic math in previous versions was really getting in my way. My only complaint here (and it's minor) is that I wish they would have just removed symbolics entirely rather than adding the feature that Mathcad now typically crashes or simply stops responding during most symbolic calculations. 4. The continued woeful inadequacy of the plotting routines. I had been meaning to spend more time working with Surfer and Matlab, and this has really given me the motivation. Thanks, PTC! 5. The consistently inconsistent random crashes. It's like having a surprise party every day! Sometimes I can work happily along on my sheets and have no problems. Other times, I get a random crash out of the blue. That's so funny. Those folks at PTC have a great sense of humor. 6. The pop-up windows that are blank (no text, no buttons, no nothing) and come immediately back when closed. Wow, I really used to enjoy Mathcad's nonsensical error messages, but these are even better! They render the program completely useless and I get to Ctrl+Alt+Del out of it. That's so fun. Gee, I could go on and on talking about how much I love Mathcad and PTC, but I think this is long enough for now. Since I don't really have any work to do, I think I'll just perform another complete uninstall-evaporation of Mathcad followed by reinstallation (second one this week!). I just hope it doesn't get rid of all the new features this time. Your #1 fan, Matt
"Joel Davis" wrote:
I have a lot of sympathy, Matt. However, some of your problems may be Vista-related; I haven't seen most of these running Windows XP. I DO have particular sympathy for the problems with random crashes (particularly during saves), and agree that the plot features could stand some improvement.
"Jerzy Cierpicki" wrote:
As I posted elsewhere, I may defer future upgrades for a year or so to allow at least the initial bugs to be cleaned up.