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Mathcad Prime 5.0 "What's New" guide

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Mathcad Prime 5.0 "What's New" guide

In attachment can be found "What's New" PDF guide for Mathcad Prime 5.0 release.

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Re: Mathcad Prime 5.0 "What's New" guide

I will repeat once again what I expect from the new versions of Mathcad Prime:

  1. The ability to save files in older versions of Mathcad, including Mathcad 15 (reverse converter).
  2. Animation. Solving many problems without animation is not a complete solution.
  3. Prefix, postfix and infix operators.
  4. Ctrl-Alt-j to enter "chemical" variables
  5. Select between the ribbon interface and palettes
  6. Work with pictures as in Mathcad 15: translating the picture into a matrix and so on.
  7. Indexes in the comments
    Add, correct, please, this list!

Re: Mathcad Prime 5.0 "What's New" guide

Haven't you already noticed that PTC doesn't care and is not willing/able to create a worthwhile software?

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Re: Mathcad Prime 5.0 "What's New" guide

That's odd, PTC apparently does not like even page(number)s.

Or the new Chart feature is so odd, it cannot be described on even numbered pages.

 

Luc

Re: Mathcad Prime 5.0 "What's New" guide


@LucMeekes wrote:

That's odd, PTC apparently does not like even page(number)s.

Or the new Chart feature is so odd, it cannot be described on even numbered pages.


How else would you spread information, which normally would fit on a single page, over 19 pages to make it look like a real big feature?

And yes, the new Chart feature is indeed odd and perfectly fits the sad tradition of Prime.

Re: Mathcad Prime 5.0 "What's New" guide

The sad thing is that I Alpha tested prime 5.0 charting in January 2017.  

 

Bob

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@RantEng wrote:

The sad thing is that I Alpha tested prime 5.0 charting in January 2017.  

 

Bob


Yes, and ... ?

Were the various bugs and limitations already found way back then?

- No way to dynamically change stepsize and other options via Mathcad variables (as it seems only max and min of each axis can be controlled by Mathcad, nothing else.

- chart does does not respect and considerate the windows scaling - on a high resolution display with large windows scale the axis arrows and all the fonts are much too small and cannot set larger than (in this situation tiny) 20 pts

- no vertical or horizontal markers,

- no way to label specific points, plots , markers

- no flexibility wrt the legend - select which plot trace should show up in the legend, more flexibility wrt the position of the legend

- mediocre integration into Prime, big time delay when inserting the chart and when calling the options menu

...

There is free plotting software around which can do much better and commercial packages which can do extremely better. Its really a shame that this highly disappointing  chart component should to be the only justification for a new major release!?

Re: Mathcad Prime 5.0 "What's New" guide

Werner,

 

Just loaded 5.0 yesterday and haven't had a chance to play with it much.  As I said, it's been a long time since I saw the Alpha.  The upgrade sure seemed impressive compared what we've been using since the inception of Prime.  I believe there was a way to put markers in but it may not have been obvious (fake as an additional trace?).

 

Agreed, on the lack of support for 4k machines.  PTC isn't the only company that has missed fully implementing 4k Support (Autodesk and Solidworks too).

 

PTC's biggest crime is in being a technology company run by bean counters.  Rather in vest in the R&D to develop and maintain a world class product that attracts new customers; they work hard to maximize the revenue from existing customers.

 

Bob