MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING
3 December 2012
The engineering calculation software, Mathcad, is now available in a free version. For a 30-day trial period, new Mathcad Express gives users all the capabilities of the full Mathcad Prime 2.0 version. After that it reverts to limited functionality.
Mathcad Express gives users the ability to spend more time solving engineering problems and less time programming, documenting, reporting and verifying their solutions. Although it lacks the more powerful features of Mathcad Prime 2.0, such as advanced numeric functions, solving capability, Excel integration, 3D plotting, programming and symbolic, Mathcad Express is still a powerful analysis tool.
Mathcad Express includes the following capabilities:
· Create, edit, review and mark up Mathcad Prime documents – and convert and use files from older versions of Mathcad too;
· Enter equations in familiar maths notation, as they would be written on paper or a blackboard, and watch the results calculate automatically;
· Place equations, formulae, plots, text and images wherever they are needed on the page, automatically documenting your work as you go; and
· Perform a broad range of mathematical functions and operations, produce top-quality x-y plots, handle vector and matrix operators.
Users can expect to see in-product messages with information on selected features, training, tips and tricks and easy ways to purchase the full commercial product, along with specific 'Mathcad Express' headers and watermarks on worksheets.
A user who decides to upgrade to the full product will receive the full breadth of Mathcad capabilities and eliminate in-product advertising and watermarks.