On Wednesday November 14th, Desktop Engineering presented the Editor’s Pick of the Week Award to PTC Mathcad Express. Desktop Engineering explains, “Each week, DE’s Editor at Large, Tony Lockwood, combs through dozens of new product releases and uses his years of engineering industry knowledge to choose a few products and services that he thinks will help engineers innovate by working smarter and more efficiently.”
Lockwood writes, about PTC Mathcad Express functionality, “PTC Mathcad Express provides functionality for writing and editing mathematical equations and formulas using standard, natural notation in a full WYSIWYG environment. It comes with more than 200 mathematical functions and operators for calculating common engineering problems, and it has the ability to visualize data and functions using X-Y plots. PTC Mathcad Express supports including explicit units in all calculations and displays results in user-specified units. It also offers a unit checking capability to avoid unit errors. Documentation features enable users to present calculations and designs by integrating live math, text, plots and images in a single comprehensive document. Complex or detailed information can be hidden in collapsible areas. Other features include a utility to bring older Mathcad files up to date with PTC Mathcad.”
To read the full article, click here and make sure to check out the images throughout and the “learn more links” at the end of the article.
In addition to the article Lockwood writes a nice piece on why PTC Mathcad Express was nominated. Lockwood says, “Three things really stand out here. One, after registering, you have a full-featured copy of PTC Mathcad Prime to work with. It’s good for 30 days. Equation editing, advanced numeric functions and plot types, symbolic computations, unit checking, PTC Mathcad Prime’s highly regarded documentation capabilities, and other goodies are all there for you to use.
Second, after the 30-day period, the program becomes PTC Mathcad Express. While many of the functions of the commercial version gray out, you still have a decent engineering calculation/analysis tool. Features remaining include functionality for mathematical equation and formula writing and editing; mathematical functions and operators for calculating common engineering problems; data visualization using X-Y plots; unit checking; and a host of documentation capabilities. You can access both old and newly formatted PTC Mathcad files.
Three, the PTC Mathcad Express license does not and will not expire, according to PTC. While you’ll have to contend with watermarks and some missing capabilities, you have a powerful tool set that, depending on your needs, might be exactly the key to open the door of your engineering calculation needs. And if you opt to go for the commercial version of PTC Mathcad Prime, you can do it from within PTC Mathcad Express. To read the full nomination, click here.
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Thanks for the nomination to all at Desktop Engineering!