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Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

VladimirN
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Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

At the last event "PTC LiveWorx Europe 2015" in November of 2015 it was presented a roadmap for the development of Mathcad Prime 4.0 and some future steps (themes) for Prime direction. Let's see what updates are planned for version 4.0 (now the release of version 4.0 is scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2016 year) and is scheduled for subsequent releases after 4.0. PDF "PTC Mathcad Roadmap_2015" can be found in attachment.

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Here is a list of major improvements for Prime 4.0:

  • Plot enhancements (embed 3rd party tool);
  • Mathcad as an OLE container;
  • Worksheet content protection (area protection/area locking);
  • Copy multiple regions to clipboard;
  • Equation wrapping.

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1. Plot enhancements: embed 3rd party tool to match PTC Mathcad 15.0 plots on first release.

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2. Mathcad as an OLE container: ability to embed applications as OLE objects within the worksheet.

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3. Content Protection: area protection/locking.

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4. Improved external app interoperability: copy multiple regions to MS Word.

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5. Equation wrapping: allow an equation to be split/wrapped as specific points.

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6. Subsequent release themes.

• Plot Improvements

     – Utilize more capabilities from 3rd party tool

• Functionality

     – Constrained inputs (input controls)

     – Picture operator

     – Text styles

     – Hyperlinks

     – Program debugging

     – Redefinition warnings

     – Scripted components

     – Gradient operator

     – PDESolve

• Integration Improvements

     – PTC Creo integration phase II

     – API enhancements

     – Additional 3rd party integrations

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Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Mathcad Gateway webcast replay (February 2016😞

Video Link : 6769

Thank You | PTC Mathcad Gateway Webcast Replay | PTC

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Screenshot from Mathcad Prime 4.0 preview at LiveWorx 2016:

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It was also noted that Mathcad Prime 4.0 is coming in December 2016. New timeline for Mathcad/Mathcad Prime product:

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New post "Report from LiveWorx: A Peek at What’s Coming in Mathcad Prime 4.0" on Mathcad blog: Report from LiveWorx: A Peek at What’s Coming in Mathcad Prime 4.0  | PTC

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Can't help but notice that "plot enhancements" are no longer listed in the Prime 4.0 improvements.  PTC had been bragging about their planned plot enhancements for a while now.  Are they really dropping that from 4.0?  Bit off more than they could chew?

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Hello

Thanks for the information.

I use MathCad since its 2.1 DOS version.

I use it mainly for spreadsheets in strength of materials with ontrol of the units.

I expect a lot from this new version 4.0.

I used some time as Mathematica.

I also use Maple and MapleSim 2016.

Maple that I discovered in a version of MathCad at the time ontained several other software.

Kind regards.

Denis.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Looking promising

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

In June of 2016 year within an annual meeting conference "PTC LiveWorx 2016" the new program of development for Mathcad Prime was submitted. For future release of Mathcad Prime 4.0 the same new planned features were shown in the program about which I wrote earlier above here (except for expanded options of creation of 2D plots - this feature is transferred it for 5.0 version). PDF "PTC Mathcad Roadmap_2016" can be found in attachment.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Thank you!

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

... and nothing regarding the UI improvement?

The existing ugly and non-functional UI is from Dark Ages. The plague is the only thing missing.

PTC, please also update the UI in v4. It's so easy.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

...having bought Mathematica after PTC broke Mathcad, I can't see why anyone still bothers with Mathcad (other than to use legacy worksheets - which is the only reason I still use it). It's a shame because Mathcad used to be a really good product. But no more. Mathematica may take a little longer to get to grips with, but its so much better than Mathcad. In every way.  The colleague who introduced me to Mathematica described it as "Mathcad on steroids". Which is pretty much spot on. 

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

It's almost the end of 2016, according to the roadmap Mathcad Prime 4.0 will be released soon.

Is there any news about this version?

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Hello

Do we know if this is a version 32 or 64 bit as Creo 4.0.

Will it change your computer?

Kind regards.

Denis

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Denis Jaunin написал(а):

Hello

Do we know if this is a version 32 or 64 bit as Creo 4.0.

Will it change your computer?

Kind regards.

Denis

No

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

According to the latest issue of "PTC Support Advisor" release of Mathcad Prime 4.0 is scheduled for February 2017.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

It seems that only last week in a calendar date for a release has changed to February 2017.

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Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

So it should arrive before February 29th...

Luc

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

So disappointing for subscription holders - not really sure how paying a fee every year for the same software is a benefit. There has been horribly little evolution in the last 3 years as far as I can tell. This is really below par for any professional software. The potential is there, but a shrinking user base makes it less and less relevant. Bummer - you guys should be ashamed.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

I agree with Matthew.  It's been almost 2 years since the release of the almost useless Prime 3.1. I have hung on hoping that 4.0 or 5.0 will finally have the features we need. My license runs until the end of March. If 4.0 is not out, or if it does not represent a significant upgrade, them I'm through with PTC.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Yesterday came the announcement of the release at the end of February 2017 the new version of Mathcad Prime 4.0. Data sheet for this release are in attachment.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Thanks for the update. The end of February release date is good news.  However, while the data sheet brags about producing professional documents" it says nothing about a spell checker. In the absence of a spell checker, Prime cannot be used to produce "professional documents."

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

The presentation about Mathcad Prime 4.0 from the PTC Forum Europe which was in November 2016 (and also in attachment): http://bit.ly/2lAVtVl

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Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Hello

We are February 28, 2017, someone knows or has the version of

MathCad prime 4.0?

Kind regards.

Denis

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Denis Jaunin написал(а):

Hello

We are February 28, 2017, someone knows or has the version of

MathCad prime 4.0?

Kind regards.

Denis

February 29, 2017

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Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

So now the date is Monday 3/6 instead of Friday 3/3? How much longer will it slip?

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Another deadline missed.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

Ah, they still have three quarters of an hour at headquarters before its end of the workday. But who knows they may be really dedicated and work until it's released, before their midnight...

Luc

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

PTC chat now says Friday 3/3.

Re: Mathcad Prime 4.0: some new updates

And on Friday 3/3 what will it say?

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Friday 3/10

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