As promised before, we continue to strive for an improved installation and licensing process for Mathcad, and Prime 2.0 contains some significant enhancements that will make it much easier to get up and running. First and foremost, any purchased version of Mathcad is once again activated by a simple product code. Once you log in and provide this code, we have everything we need to be able to generate the proper license file, and deposit it in the correct location on your computer.
Let’s walk through the Prime 2.0 License Wizard in a few simple steps. After initial installation, upon opening Mathcad you’ll see a License Status button:
When clicked, the License Status button opens the Mathcad License Options dialog box. This screen presents you with vital information on your license and gives you 3 options to proceed. You can 1) Get Trial License, 2) Get License, or 3) connect Mathcad to a license server within your organization.
If you have purchased an Individual license, click on ‘Get License’. This will open the Mathcad License Wizard. The first screen welcomes you:
The next screen asks you to log in to PTC.com. If you haven’t already created a PTC.com account, follow the ‘If you don’t have a PTC.COM account, you can create it here’ text:
The next screen collects your Product Code. This can be found in your confirmation letter from PTC, which is emailed to the address provided in the order. If you have requested your Home Use license, or upgrading from an old Single User license, make sure to check the appropriate box:
Another improvement in the Prime 2.0 licensing process is that the License Wizard detects the versions of Mathcad on your machine, and offers to license all of them through this one step. Select the versions you want a license file for, and click ‘Acquire License’:
And that’s it! Mathcad validates your Product Code and login information, retrieves your license file, and automatically activates the software: