What’s New in PTC Mathcad Prime 7?

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 7, engineering calculations just got better. This release introduces key enhancements in the areas of symbolics, documentation, and usability.

Convert Legacy Mathcad Worksheets

PTC Mathcad Prime 7 provides a standalone legacy worksheet converter that you can install alongside the application. You no longer need a separate installation of the legacy Mathcad application to use the conversion process.

Use Combo-box Input Controls to pre-define variables

Combo-boxes allow you to control calculations in your worksheet with easy to create drop-down menus of variable definitions. Pre-define variables and variable values associated with calculations in which you might want to consider more than one variable. Once the variables are populated in the drop-down menu, you can easily recalculate your equations by simply selecting the desired drop-down option.

Increase usability with enhanced UI

PTC Mathcad Prime 7 allows you to save your worksheet in a PDF format. Furthermore, the zoom, scroll and focus functionalities have been enhanced for improved readability, review and edit of Mathcad worksheets. We’ve also made enhancements to major gridlines which can now be turned on or off from the document menu.

API Guide

PTC Mathcad already includes an API that can be used to seamlessly integrate Mathcad with other API enabled third-party applications. This allows for worksheets can be opened, variables changed, calculations run, and results obtained and saved using the API commands provided in PTC Mathcad. For optimal use of the API, refer to the new API Guide included in PTC Mathcad Prime 7 Help. The guide includes descriptions of all the commands available in the API and is supported by downloadable examples you can compile and run yourself.

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Symbolics Enhancements

The latest release fully embraces and improves on the new symbolic engine which was first introduced in PTC Mathcad Prime 6. With this new symbolic engine, PTC can now update and enhance symbolics in Prime in response to customer feedback. This release already contains over a dozen such user-identified improvements.

PTC recently hosted a webinar, "All About the Symbolic Engine in Mathcad Prime 7", featuring the lead of the Mathcad R&D engine team going into detail on how the new symbolic engine differs from the legacy engine with the new customer-driven enhancements.

Are you new to Mathcad Prime 7.0?

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 7 for 30 days.

Changes coming to PTC Mathcad

Effective January 1, 2022, the only version of PTC Mathcad available for subscription will be PTC Mathcad Prime 7 and future versions of PTC Mathcad Prime. For customers currently subscribed to earlier versions of Mathcad who cannot yet move to Mathcad Prime 7, PTC is offering a multi-year renewal option. Customers who wish to take advantage of the multi-year renewal option must do so before December 7, 2021, so the associated licenses can be activated prior to December 31, 2021. At the end of the multi-year renewal term, these older versions of Mathcad will stop working and customers must move to Mathcad Prime 7 or above. This option is only available through December 7, 2021.

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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.