Design software company PTC has announced Mathcad Prime 1.0, which it described as the next generation of its popular engineering calculation software.
PTC said the program brings a new task-based user interface to a document-centric calculation environment, enabling users to quickly and easily create detailed, professional engineering design documents that include complex calculations, by using live standard maths notation with text, images and graphs.
Mathcad Prime presents calculations, text, and images in an understandable format to enable knowledge capture and reuse and design verification, which results in improved product quality with faster time-to-market, PTC claimed. The software also integrates with other PTC products such as Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) and Windchill, for improved process efficiency and better collaboration between individuals and groups.
“The tutorials [in Mathcad Prime 1.0] are simply brilliant,” said Mathcad user Martin Van Wyck, project manager for metallurgical processing at Bureau Veritas. “They are easy to follow and quickly provide relevant information about the software. The new matrix selection and set-up is vastly superior to the previous Mathcad releases. [Mathcad Prime 1.0 is] easy, user-friendly and intuitive.”
“Mathcad Prime 1.0 enables users to focus on solving complex engineering problems with less time spent on formatting design documents,” argued Jake Simpson, senior general manager for PTC’s Mathcad Business Unit. “That content is captured in a presentable format, so it is much easier to solve the problem and interpret the engineering intent.
“The result is good design decisions that are supported by well-structured and legible documentation. When coupled with best practices such as data management, Mathcad becomes a compelling standard for engineering teams to capture and manage critical design history as intellectual property.”
PTC said that Mathcad Prime 1.0 is now available in all supported languages.