You Asked? We’re Answering… A Response to Questions from our Recent Webinar (part 3)

We weren’t kidding about you all having a lot of questions from our recent webinar on best practices for engineering calculations. 🙂 If you missed the webinar, take a half hour and watch this replay of the live presentation and Q&A session. If you’ve already seen it and entered a question yourself, maybe we’ve answered you today or in part 1 or part 2 of this series.

1.      Are all versions of Mathcad upward and downward compatible regarding versions?

Mathcad Prime can import and convert worksheets from any previous version of Mathcad. Check out another blog post on converting worksheets here. You might also want to view a recent webcast Mathcad produced called “Making the Move from Mathcad to Mathcad Prime 2.0” which tells you all you need to know about Mathcad Prime 2.0 and how to convert legacy worksheets into Mathcad Prime. Mathcad Prime cannot currently convert back to earlier versions of Mathcad.

worksheet conversion for Mathcad Prime 2.0

worksheet conversion tool for Mathcad Prime 2.0

2.      Earlier this summer I was working on a force calculation. I had a 300×25 matrices, once normalized I encountered a problem my overall graph when the matrix switched iterated back to column1. I had to use multiple Boolean functions to trick the graph to come out correctly. Do you have any advice?

It’s hard to offer advice without seeing your worksheet first. We suggest that you post the worksheet and your questions on the Mathcad Community page and either a Mathcad expert or an experience user should be able to help you.

 3.      Can I make headings (i.e. 1.0 introduction, 2.0 Discussion, 2.2 etc) that can be linked to a table of contents?

You can format text so that headings are of the same size and font, but Mathcad does not currently generate a table of contents. In Mathcad 15, you can create a table of contents with hyperlinks and bookmarks. We plan to add generated table of contents to a future release of Mathcad Prime.

 4.      I have been discussing the Math Calc Server with a Mathcad Product Manager and was curious if you have an additional or new status on the effort?

We have been discussing developing a new Mathcad Calculation Server, but do not have a firm date at this point. It will be helpful for you and others to let us know what features you would like in a Calculation Server and how you expect to use it by either commenting here or starting a discussion on the Mathcad Community page.

 5.      Does Mathcad have a tool for interactive optimization?

Yes, Mathcad has functions for optimization. For example, using solve blocks and MINERR, FIND, MIN/MAX solve function, etc.

solve functions Mathcad Prime 2.0

solve functions Mathcad Prime 2.0

If you have any questions for us, please feel free to comment on this post or ask them on the Mathcad Community page (link in the answer to #2 and #4). If you watched the webinar and enjoyed it, share it with your colleagues or sign up for our half-day event, Mathcad Engage 2012, taking place on November 7th, 2012.

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5 thoughts on “You Asked? We’re Answering… A Response to Questions from our Recent Webinar (part 3)”

  1. Vic says:

    How insert a “Math Region” in a Text Region? (Like in MathCad 15, Ctrl+Shift+A works only in a Text region and not on the Worksheet)

  2. Anna Giangregorio says:

    To insert a Math Region in Mathcad Prime 2.0 you can press Ctrl+Shift+M. Is that what you’re asking?

  3. Vic says:

    No. Thank you very much for your fast replay but my question ist another one.
    In MathCad 15 you can combine Text and Math regions. For example: insert in a Text Region: “The solution of your problem is:” and type Ctrl+Shift+A and “solution=”. If solution was previous defined for example as “solution:=5*3” you get on the Text Region
    “The solution of your problem ist: solution=15”
    Anything like this doesn’t work in Prime 2.0 (at the moment I didn’t find it) and I found it really important for my documentation work
    Thank you very much in advance!

    1. Jakov Kucan says:

      The feature you are looking for is coming in Mathcad Prime 3.0.

  4. Vic says:

    Ohhh, so late? What a pity. This posibility was soo good, I will miss it, really.
    What can I do until the release of 3.0?

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the information!

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