Mathcad Express is here! So what is it?
Mathcad Express is a free version of Mathcad that allows any user to utilize some selected features of Mathcad Prime 2.0, for an unlimited time. Mathcad Express gives you the ability to spend more time solving engineering problems, and less time programming, documenting, reporting and verifying their solutions. Mathcad Express was designed to be a powerful analysis tool – it is easy to learn and easy to use.
How does it work?
Mathcad Express does include the full capabilities of Mathcad Prime 2.0 for 30 days, for free. After the 30 day period has ended, you may continue to use the limited functionality of Mathcad Express as long as you like -- the Mathcad Express license will never expire. But there are some differences beyond functionality. You can expect to see in-product messages with information on selected features, training, tips and tricks, and easy ways to purchase the full commercial product. You will also see specific “Mathcad Express” headers and watermarks on worksheets. Should you decide to upgrade to the full product, you will receive the full breadth of Mathcad capabilities and you can eliminate in-product advertising and watermarks.
PTC is committed to delivering the best products to its customers, and it continues to invest in Mathcad. Mathcad Express is a licensing option, requiring minimal R&D resources, but allowing the Mathcad team to include a number of bug fixes and streamline the licensing process – both of which will benefit Maintenance Customers of Mathcad who are planning on upgrading to the latest release. Mathcad Prime 3.0 is scheduled for release in 2013 and will include the following features:
As always, we welcome your questions and comments. Check out the Mathcad product page at PTC.com to download Mathcad Express!
So the software will not be crippled in functionality after 30 days but is only installable twice on the same computer?
If the buy me begs are not too annoying it sounds like an adequate substitute for the old Mathcad Explorer (a long standing wish) an maybe a good solution for education facilities or am I missing something?
You are correct -- the full functionality is available only for the first 30 days. After that, the product will revert to Express. There is no need to install the product again. Our goal was to balance in-product messaging so that we are providing infomation and valuable offers, but are not disrupting the user's experience. As always, we welcome your continued feedback!
Michael E. Clark wrote:
You can open and save files using Mathcad Express! Give it a try here: http://www.ptc.com/product/mathcad/free-trial/
I am reading now this post thru IPad and thinking about... Do you know about what?
Can I have not on IPad - on PC with Windows both - Full Mathcad and Express?
Michael, from what I see on the screenshots provided by Valery, the functions "solve block", "programming" and "symbolic math" are locked. You did not mention that limitation and just talked about in-product messaging. Can you confirm that missing of functionality? If thats true, I would call it a crippled demo.
BTW, I am asking because I am not willing to install it as I suppose it will bring along and install without asking or even informing the unsuspicious user that awful spyware you call quality agent, as did Prime2.0 M010. An absolut no go (see also http://communities.ptc.com/message/190562#190562)!