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What Upcoming Changes to Mathcad Mean for Users

Posted by Concurrent Engineering on 06-Sep-2021 15:48:00

If you’re a Mathcad user, you may notice a few changes to your favourite engineering calculation software. We think you’ll like them though. Let’s find out more.

We’ve got some important news for Mathcad users. From December 31st 2021, older versions of Mathcad (Mathcad 15 and Mathcad Prime 1.0 – Prime 6.0) will no longer be available. From January 1st 2022, the only version of Mathcad available for subscription will be Mathcad Prime 7. Users of older versions of Mathcad will need to upgrade to the latest version. You’ll no longer be able to renew your subscriptions on your older versions of the software.

In this article, we’ll look at what you need to do to make sure you get the most from Mathcad going into 2022, and why Mathcad Prime 7 is the ideal solution for your engineering calculation requirements.

What do you need to do next?

If you’re using an older version of Mathcad, you need to upgrade your software to Mathcad Prime 7. The good news is, you have until December 31st to make the switch.

However, there are some exceptions. If you’re on a multi-year contract with an older iteration of Mathcad, and you don’t want to upgrade, you can keep your older software until the end of your contract.

If you’re using an older version without a multi-year contract and you don’t want to upgrade, you can take out a new multi-year contract at any time before December 7th 2021. But, at the end of your new multi-year agreement, you will have to upgrade, as this option is only available once.

While we will continue to provide technical support for older versions of Mathcad, we cannot issue new licenses or provide access to software downloads after the start of 2022. We strongly advise you to upgrade to Mathcad Prime 7 at the earliest opportunity - using old versions of software introduces implicit risks in security, hardware and software platform support.

But, the main reason you should upgrade is that Mathcad Prime 7 is the best engineering calculation software on the market today. It will change the way you work for the better.

Why Mathcad Prime 7?

Mathcad Prime has always been the industry standard for engineering mathematics software. The engineering community loves how it helps them solve complex problems, share engineering calculations and so much more.

The newest version, Mathcad Prime 7, was released in March 2021. It brings new functions and capabilities, with over a dozen enhancements to the symbolic engine. It’s also simpler to use, designed with useability at heart.

Here are some of the handy new features you’ll find in Mathcad Prime 7:

  • Control calculations with drop-down menus for variable definitions
  • Directly save worksheets in PDF format
  • New scroll and focus options for enhanced readability
  • Easy conversion of worksheets from older Mathcad versions without having to install legacy versions
  • Comprehensive help guide for Mathcad API

Mathcad Prime 7 is your comprehensive yet intuitive solution, performing complex calculations with accuracy and precision, showing your work and enabling traceability. It’s an essential component of your tech stack for engineering excellence.

Find out more

It’s an exciting time for engineers using Mathcad. This new streamlining of the Mathcad range ensure everyone gets the best version of Mathcad and can make the most of its unique and powerful feature range.

To find out more, please take a look at our FAQ page