29 Oct '12, 9am

PTC Releases Free Mathcad Version- Engineers can beef up their stockpile of free design tools

PTC Releases Free Mathcad Version- Engineers can beef up their stockpile of free design tools

Not surprisingly, PTC is betting a lot of engineers are. In what seems to be a quiet and behind-the-scenes move, PTC released something called Mathcad Express, a free, scaled-down version of its Mathcad Prime engineering calculation software. Mathcad Prime 1.0 , released in 2011, was rearchitected with a new, tasked-based user interface and live mathematical notation functionality, designed to let engineers focus on developing engineering calculations, rather than formatting design documents. Specifically, the remodeled user interface promotes the learning of unfamiliar engineering functions, while the document-centric calculation environment enables the design of detailed documents that include complex calculations and live, standard math notations. Mathcad Express includes much of the base functionality of the full Mathcad Prime 2.0 release, but is available for free for...

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