Since March 2010, when we hosted our first virtual user conference, we’ve been talking about the Mathcad roadmap and how we’re getting ready to launch the next generation of the product called Mathcad Prime 1.0. Well, we’re closing in on the release day. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect.
Mathcad Prime 1.0 really was re-engineered from the ground up for a number of reasons, a couple of them being:
- Mathcad needed a user-interface overhaul to meet the expectations of a new generation of users with much higher standards for ease-of-use and software design. We need to keep up with advancements in user-interface technology, so Mathcad Prime 1.0 took a leap forward leveraging new technology to do so
- Mathcad needed a more modular design that will allow the product to continue to better integrate into the Product Development System, as well as allow us to introduce more powerful capabilities and features now and in the future
In Mathcad Prime 1.0, we essentially doubled-down on Mathcad biggest strengths. One of the new features is the task-based interface that is even more intuitive in this release than in past releases. It really enables users to spend their time creating engineering calculations and content, yet spend less time manipulating the document. We’ve also improved the units support and added dynamic units checking to make unit handling more flexible while maintaining the rigor.
As I mentioned, the official release day is coming, so keep a look out for the full announcement in a few days. In the meantime, you can view this demo of Mathcad Prime 1.0. We look forward to your comments, here on this blog post or on the video.