What’s New in PTC Mathcad Prime 9?

PTC Mathcad Prime is the industry standard for engineering mathematics software, enabling you to solve your most complex problems, and share your engineering calculations. And with PTC Mathcad Prime 9, engineering calculations just got better. This release introduces key application, symbolic engine, numeric engine, and usability enhancements.

Usability and Productivity Updates       

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PTC Mathcad Prime 9 delivers customer-driven capabilities and productivity enhancements to make you more productive than ever.

  • Text Styles allow you to organize your worksheet better without having to format headings and subheadings manually. Simply use the appropriate Text Styles to automatically apply your desired text formatting throughout your document and denote different areas on your worksheet.
  • Internal links and Go-to Page make it easy to navigate through lengthy documents. Internal links have the added benefit of letting you connect your notes and calculations across the worksheet for effective referencing.
  • All color selection menus are enhanced to include a custom color picker allowing you to highlight sections of your document or make certain equations or plots stand out in the colors you want.
  • You can now press the spacebar when typing a new region to convert it from the default math region to a textbox.

Symbolic and Numeric Engines Enhancements


PTC continues to deliver on the power of the new symbolic engine, and valuable enhancements have also been made to the numeric engine to give users access to more mathematical operations and functionality than ever before.

  • You can now use the Gradient Operator, which returns the gradient of a scalar function with respect to defined variables both numerically and symbolically.
  • The numeric engine has been enhanced with the addition of the PDESolve Function in the Solve Block.
  • We have enabled symbolic solutions for Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE). You can now solve first-order ODEs and higher-order ODEs that can be reduced to first-order systems.
  • You can now symbolically solve a system of equations inside a Solve Block using the Find Function.
  • New Logarithmic Integral Functions and Elliptic Integral Functions have been added.
  • Calculus Operators such as derivatives, limits, integrals, and summations used symbolically have been improved and cover expanded use cases.
  • The functionality and use cases for several symbolic Keywords and Functions have been expanded upon. For example, you can use the assume Keyword to specify assumptions about a function’s result.

Are you new to Mathcad Prime 9?

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When you download PTC Mathcad Express and choose the 30-day full functionality option, you’ll get access to the full version of PTC Mathcad Prime 9 for 30 days.

Are you a current subscriber?

Switch to the latest version of PTC Mathcad for free! Simply log into the PTC eSupport Portal and get your free upgrade.