Coming Right Up- The Release of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0

PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 release

The release of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 is fast approaching. We believe PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 has significantly improved calculation capability which will allow bigger problems to be solved more quickly. Additionally, with hundreds of built-in mathematical functions, the unlimited ability to define your own functions, the ability to solve equations both numerically and symbolically, and the ability to solve complex systems of equations, PTC Mathcad supports your advanced engineering needs.

PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 is a tool that can be used by everyone, from beginner to expert, and allows you to spend more time actually engineering. On an organizational level PTC Mathcad allows you to connect with more and different colleagues, aspects of design, and business by integrating with PTC Creo and PTC Windchill.

The connection between PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad allows a link between design inputs and calculation results to parametric CAD systems like PTC Creo. This CAD geometry will communicate what is being designed, while PTC Mathcad communicates why it was designed that way, furthering its documentation and sharing capabilities. On a larger scale, using PTC Windchill for the product development process allows for global collaboration, version control, and traceability for you design and engineering knowledge.

In the next few weeks we are hoping to take you through some of the key capabilities and functionalities that will be available in PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0. These features will allow you to:

  • Capture knowledge using functionality like math in text, formatting, copying and pasting into other applications like Microsoft Office, global definitions and usability improvements.
  • Standardize using templates.
  • Integrate with PTC Creo, PTC Windchill and other custom functions.
  • Do More using copy and paste and having greater and better performance.

For those of you who are on existing versions of PTC Mathcad we have also improved on conversion fidelity so that it is easier to convert PTC Mathcad worksheets from previous versions, and more accurately. Inclusion of global definition operators, math in text, enhancements to the converter, and math formatting options will make this process easier and more fluid.

Stay tuned as I interview Technical Fellows, Software Development Engineers, Product Managers, Software Development Directors, and Product Definition Group Leaders devoted to optimizing PTC Mathcad software who will discuss each of the new features and how they can be a benefit to you.

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17 thoughts on “Coming Right Up- The Release of PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0”

  1. Rick says:

    But will it at least have every capability that v15 currently has?

  2. Shailendra Sircar says:

    Does Mathcad Prime 3.0 directly link and talk to Creo layouts (created by ProEngineer/Notebook)?

    1. Jakov Kucan says:

      Not in Prime 3.0. We are building a closer integration with Creo (scheduled for Creo 3.0). In the first release we will support Creo Parametric, but the long term plan is to support all other Creo apps as well.

      1. Shailendra Sircar says:

        I take it, that MathCAD will ultimately talk to Creo layouts .
        Am I right ?
        This is so crucial, if we are to incorporate MathCAD into our system because layouts are the basis of all our development to pass parameters & their values to all components in CAD assemblies. In ProEngineer/Creo, this is the most robust way of doing this, I reckon.
        If somebody has any other approaches, please let me know because I would be highly interested.

  3. Raiko says:

    That’s the crucial question I bet everybody is keen to be answered

  4. fwerty7 says:

    The answer is NO and NO.
    Also, they kept the same ugly GUI in Prime 3.0 even it should be changed to Creo’s GUI in order to have the same user experience.

  5. Julian Hardy says:

    If it doesn’t provide full Mathcad 15 functionality, and full ability to import “legacy” Mathcad 15 worksheets, it will still be a “no go” for me!

    1. Rick says:

      That’s exactly where I stand. I have many, many v15 worksheets that need to convert easily and just work in Prime. I cannot afford to do anything else.

    2. Martin Basil says:

      Yep, equation line splitting for one. Prime can’t do it and that makes it useless.

  6. fwerty7 says:

    In addition, inserted vector image files (WMF, EMF) are not displayed correctly.
    Prime 3.0 converts them in raster type images.
    One more thing that v15 is doing right.

  7. Vladimir says:

    Is there any new comments/news about “Calculation server” (“Calc server 2.0”) product? How is the development of this product?

  8. renagade629 says:

    Is Prime 3.0 releasing sometime this September? I’ve seen posts claiming it was supposed to be released in summer 2013

  9. Xinyu Hu says:

    Exactly when is Prime 3.0 coming out?

  10. Martin Basil says:

    Unless it can do everything V15 can do it will be no use as Prime 1 and 2 were… couldn’t even allow an equation to to be wrapped onto multiple which made it useless for any serious work. Hard to beleive PTC invested all that money developing Prime that was so grossly inferior to V15.

    1. Robert Adams says:

      I’m starting to think they invested all their money in marketing and there is one programmer frantically writing Prime 3.0.

  11. NicP says:

    Well, when will it come out…?

    Do you know the joke with the “Free beer tomorrow!”-Sign over the bar?

  12. ThomasS says:

    Are the warnings on redefinitions of functions, variables and constants as been possible in Mathcad 15 again integrate into Mathcad Prime 3.0? In Mathcad Prime 2.0 this function was unavailable.

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