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PTC Mathcad Express Released

By Anthony J. Lockwood

PTC (Needham, MA) has announced PTC Mathcad Express, a free version of its PTC Mathcad Prime engineering calculation environment. As a trial to PTC Mathcad Prime, Mathcad Express allows users to employ many features of the full-featured software for 30 days, after which it becomes a limited subset of PTC Mathcad that never expires. PTC Mathcad Express is available as a download.

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PTC Mathcad Express image courtesy of PTC.

PTC Mathcad Express, says the company, provides engineers with the ability to spend more time solving engineering problems, and less time programming, documenting, reporting, and verifying their solutions. The company adds that PTC Mathcad Express was designed to be a powerful analysis tool, yet is easy to learn and easy to use.

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PTC Mathcad Express image courtesy of PTC.

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.

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PTC Mathcad Express image courtesy of PTC.

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.

For the first 30 days after users download the trial of PTC Mathcad Prime, they can use its capabilities. After the 30-day period, users can continue to use the limited functionality of PTC Mathcad Express as long as they like since the PTC Mathcad Express license does not expire, according to the company.

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PTC Mathcad Express image courtesy of PTC.

The company says that PTC Mathcad Express users can expect to see in-product messages with information on selected features, training, tips and tricks, and ways to purchase the full commercial product. Headers and watermarks on worksheets are labeled PTC Mathcad Express. Upgrading to PTC Mathcad Prime restores all the capabilities of the commercial version and eliminates in-product advertising and watermarks.

To learn more about and download PTC Mathcad Express, go here

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

About Anthony J. Lockwood

Anthony J. Lockwood is Desktop Engineering's Editor-at-Large. Contact him via de-editors@deskeng.com.
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