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When MathCad Prime 6?

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Re: When MathCad Prime 6?


@DJF wrote:

I'm afraid the news is rather depressing.  The next update (early fall probably) should include spell check, custom margins, zoom tools for charts and some tweaks to the calculation engine.  pull-down menus are delayed a year.  


Spell check and custom margins - wow! Sure a significant improvement to a software - if we were still in the 80's.

No, all that is not depressing at all as I am not interested in Prime in no way any more. The last 10+ years have absolutely convinced me that Prime will never be a software worth using for anything serious.

Just sad to see that PTC obviously succeeded in surpassing even my low set speculations in the negative sense (is this called souspassing?) Where did you read about those promised "improvements"?

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?

I had a phone call with them.  The privileges of having a big PTC spend.

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So what did they say on the phone?

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?


@tslewis wrote:

So what did they say on the phone?


Probably what DJF had written here ;-)

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Very nice burn, Werner_E!  Smiley Very Happy

 

It truly has been a dismal 10 years, hasn't it.  I feel bad for the guys writing the code, they must be about as frustrated as a mosquito in a mannequin factory!  We have calcs dating back 20 years at least; I'm thinking about recommending that we write a script to open them, save them to PDF and close again, so we at least have the foundations of a calc, if not the functionality.  And like many here, I'm on my knees that Mathcad 15 support remains until someone at PTC gets their head screwed on straight.

 

How you could take a package like Mathcad 15, that should be on every engineer's desktop, and foul it up this badly, will forever go down in the annals of how to ruin a good product.

 

Proud user of Mathcad since MS-DOS days.

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?


@DJF wrote:

I'm afraid the news is rather depressing.  The next update (early fall probably) should include spell check, custom margins, zoom tools for charts and some tweaks to the calculation engine.  pull-down menus are delayed a year.  


Hilarious! I don't really care how my employer pays for the licensing (since they don't care what I think about it), but if it was my money, I would have stopped paying for Mathcad ten years ago when it was already abandonware. You get better software for free now.

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?


@Konrad_A wrote:

You get better software for free now.

Care to be specific?

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?

The great secret of our century ... Why PTC abuses its customers with PRIME ??? GOD PLEASE SAVE MATHCD 15 FOR US WORKING FOREVER !!!

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What better software for Free? SMath? It is a nice altrnative but it is severly lackign in many fundamental features. It is not able to produce a document to the qulaity of Mathcad V15 or Prime. There are other issues with it no having essential functions like matrix for instance. Its interoperbaility with excel and file reading capability is also very bad.Yes I know there are hobbyists out there extending it which is great but core features need otbe robust and not dependant on code that is not guaranteed to be maintained in future

 

In general, I much prefer using Prime to V15. Its a much nicer interface, and just more enjoyable to use.

 

However, I do agree the development and pace of Prime is woeful and I wish PTC would give it some respect. I am also lucky in that I dont have years and years of v15 sheets that i need to convert to Prime. However, there is a batch convertor to take V15 files to Prime

 

My 2c.

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?

Yes, please do