Earlier today I had the opportunity to talk with Mark Walker, Director of Product Management, who is giving the Mathcad roadmap update at PlanetPTC Live.
He told me that he is getting a very positive response from Mathcad customers – especially those still using Mathcad 15.0 – on the Mathcad Prime 2.0 that was released a few months ago. Some of the things customers indicated they liked best include the new user interface and symbolics.
I was able to get a sneak peek of his presentation – unfortunately I am presenting at the same time – but here are some of the highlights…
- The failures across diverse engineering teams can be solved with units-managed, self-documenting calculations. Combined calculation and documentation features offer one single authoring solution. Also, multiple unit systems and supported languages ensure applicability across geographies.
- The slow and inaccurate development of new designs can be solved using Mathcad. Mathcad offers simple, exploratory interface for solving the desired solution.
- Engineers often deal with inefficiency or duplication during derivative designs. This problem is avoided by using Mathcad to create and re-use clear, readable and traceable calculations.
- The loss of expertise and competitive advantage is a growing problem that decreases productivity. Mathcad’s readable and active capture of intellectual property helps users avoid this problem.
Walker will talk about Mathcad Prime 2.0 and how it ultimately helps engineers boost productivity. Users can create complex documents quickly and easily because they can interact with worksheet content. New feature details, such as collapsible areas, an Excel component, 3D plots, and symbolics, provide users with easier navigation and support to their designs. Mathcad Prime 2.0 supports both Windchill 10.0 M030 and Creo, a feature many engineers consider a blessing. Users can search text and math content from within Windchill 10.0/WGM.
Walker will close his presentation by talking about the future of Mathcad. Mathcad Prime 3.0 is planned for release in the first half of 2013, and will contain templates, math-in-text support, plot layout improvements, and new filtering options. This product will also be integrated with Integrity as well as Native Creo. Mathcad Prime 3.0 promises to give users more capabilities that will allow them to create stronger, better designs more quickly and easier than ever before.