42 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2012 11:32 PM by VladimirN. RSS

    Mathcad 14

    ptc-1419005 Copper
      Has anyone know a bit info for the upcoming Mathcad 14? What is the new feature & When will it going to be marketed?
        • Mathcad 14
          superres Silver
          On 11/8/2006 12:50:14 AM, yohanesk wrote:
          >Has anyone know a bit info for
          >the upcoming Mathcad 14? What
          >is the new feature & When will
          >it going to be marketed?

          Most companies will tend to be vague about any potential future products, because some people might wind up holding off purchases until the new version comes out.

          TTFN,
          Eden
            • Mathcad 14
              BruceMcnair Copper
              Well, now that it has been announced, I have a question: does anyone know about compatibility of v14 with the extension packs (e.g., signal processing) from previous versions, e.g., the v12 packs and the v13 updates? I can't find anything on the PTC or Mathsoft site that addresses this aspect of the new version.
            • Mathcad 14
              A.Non PTC Community Champion
              I don't think anyone has a good answer yet:

              http://collab.mathsoft.com/~Mathcad2000/read?94503,11e#94503

              Richard
                • Mathcad 14
                  shie0041 Copper
                  I just upgraded to Mathcad 14 from Mathcad 13 with numerous extension packs installed. They all seem to work fine with no extra work on my behalf.

                  I haven't done a thorough check of all of these, in part because I mostly used the SOEP which is no longer available. However, I do have a worksheet with the center() function from the Image Processing Extension Pack and this function continues to work fine.

                  I guess I try to avoid using these extra functions whenever possible as they make worksheets less portable. Frankly I only ever used the center() function to convince myself that my own fftshift() function works correctly.

                  I have opened the tables of contents for a variety of the extension packs and there is no problem with these. They appear under the Resources toolbar and under Help|E-Books.

                  -Eric
                    • Mathcad 14
                      PhilipOakley Gold
                      I have been reasonably pleased with V14.

                      I now have V14 and V11 side by side. There is enough water under the bridge since V12.


                      Philip Oakley
                      • Mathcad 14
                        ptc-1419005 Copper
                        Do you mean that the add-on collection/extension packs are now freely distributed in the new 14 version? I have just upgraded my 13 to the 14 (but don't know yet how it performs) and did a new clean installation on my PC & I found 4 packs there (data analysis, image processing, signal processing, wavelet), but the libraries (Civil, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering) weren't found.

                        Any bugs-fixed list for this new version?

                        Is it possible to keep 2 different version (let's say version 10 and 14, a bit far version) running smoothly in the same PC?

                        The 14 has a different activation technique. It will ask you to browse your license file, which you can get through 2 methods, automatic or manual. The first one requires internet to communicate with PTC server to generate your license file, the second one you just need to copy-paste your license file. I just wonder whether we need to do the same process once we have the license file if someday we need to reinstall (either in the same pc or different one) but have the backup of the license file, would copy-paste enough?

                        Anybody know how to get the reference documentation from PTC website? it is required to the member/existing account to upgrade by inputting their customer number. i honestly don't know my customer number, therefore i definitely can't enter to get more documentation from PTC.
                          • Mathcad 14
                            StuartBruff Platinum
                            On 3/6/2007 4:50:46 AM, yohanesk wrote:
                            == Is it possible to keep 2 different version (let's say version 10 and 14, a bit far version) running smoothly in the same PC?

                            Yes, but from 11 only (I haven't tried with any earlier versions and PTC(Mathsoft) state M11 onwards only.

                            I received M14 yesterday, installed it and ran it simultaneously with M11 and M13. No problems seen on the initial runs.

                            Stuart
                      • Mathcad 14
                        SylvainFlamant Copper
                        Thank you for letting us know. From the first feedbacks I see in the Collaboratory, at least 2 early users of MCAD14 seem pleased.
                        We will know more pretty soon, but so far it looks like a solid version...

                        Like you, I am keeping 2 running versions on my computer . MCAD11 and MCAD13 in my case. Occasionally I use MCAD11 as a favor to a couple of colleagues who still have very old versions at home. My boss once asked me to translate a MCAD13 file to MCAD8 ! , and yesterday a colleague asked me if I could convert his file to a MCAD2000 format.


                        sylvain flamant
                        • Mathcad 14
                          SteenGroðe Diamond
                          You can run even older version beside version 11.2 but the result will not always be predictable and your windows associations will change from each run. Version 4 and 6 always takes over the association of the mcd extension.
                          And you may have to use the regtool from time to time to repair things in the registry.

                          The versions I think it is nice to have in store is v6, v2000sp1 (not sp2), and v.11.2.

                          My reasons for this is that v6 was the last version to run under win3.1 and the fileformat is human readable, v2000sp1 was the last with a nice output of roots, exponents and fractions (they have fixed a part of this in v14, but not all), and version 11.2 is the last without SUC and the easiest access to the symbolic calculations.
                          I keep v13 at the moment but despite it is the last with the maple machine I'll probably drop this version in a while.

                          Steen Gro�e
                          • Mathcad 14
                            TomGutman Silver
                            >>The Reference Documentation for Mathcad is posted at http://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/doc/refdoc.jsp
                            <<

                            But only for people with a maintenance agreement. Normal users cannot access that location.

                            � � � � Tom Gutman
                            • Mathcad 14 updated release notes
                              SteenGroðe Diamond
                              Same here. I may though have got some paper at some time with a customernumber or something but honestly I didn't pay much attention to this and I really don't know where it is today if I ever got one. I am even not sure if it was on paper or in an e-mail.
                              So I am left in the dark as well.

                              Steen Gro�e
                              • Mathcad 14 updated release notes
                                TomGutman Silver
                                I have a PTC account. When I use that link I am prompted to sign in. I can sign in successfully. I am then told that I cannot access that page, that I need the "customer service access" privilege. I am invited to upgrade my account via the "my account summary". I can got through that and get to the upgrad screen. But then I need a customer number and either a service contract number or a sales order number or a site number. I don't have any of these.

                                � � � � Tom Gutman
                                • Mathcad 14 updated release notes
                                  superres Silver
                                  Seems to work OK. I see version 13 and 14 documents

                                  TTFN,
                                  Eden
                                  • Mathcad 11, etc. and Vista
                                    PhilipOakley Gold
                                    Thank you for the Private Message.

                                    At the core of the matter is the use, by vista (as I understand it), of the terminal server client window method for running the different applications. This method was introduced by microsoft when windows 2003 terminalserver was released. It is meant to mean each program runs indepenedently in its own workspace, which means they can't communicate, so you can't echange a licence with Flex etc!.

                                    for those with enterprise systems we have case 2 of:
                                    "
                                    http://www-curri.u-strasbg.fr/documentation/calcul/doc/ProPack/3SP1/docs/doc/lmsgi-9.2.3/flexref/chap18.htm

                                    FLEXlm
                                    Reference Manual
                                    Version 9.2
                                    July 2003

                                    18.4 Windows Terminal Server Support
                                    FLEXlm detects when a node-locked uncounted license is running under Windows Terminal Server. To run on Terminal Server client machines, the license is node-locked to the Terminal Server machine and the TS_OK keyword is added to the license. For example:

                                    FEATURE f1 xyzd 1.00 1-jan-2005 uncounted HOSTID=ts_hostid \
                                    TS_OK SIGN=sign

                                    Without the TS_OK keyword on a feature line, a user running on a Terminal Server client machine will be denied use of a license. In each of the following cases, application A is installed on a Terminal Server machine with its license locked to Terminal Server machine�s hostid.

                                    Case 1: Users can run application A on the terminal server machine by sitting at the terminal server machine, whether or not the feature line contains the TS_OK keyword. The license is checked out as though it was a regular node-locked license.

                                    Case 2: If the feature line does not contain the TS_OK keyword and a user tries to run application A from a Terminal Server Client window, an error is generated (License fails to checkout, -103).

                                    Case 3: If the feature line contains the TS_OK keyword and one or more users try to run application A from a Terminal Server Client window, the license is checked out and the application can run. If the feature line contains the TS_OK keyword, FLEXlm does not provide a way to limit the number of clients that can use this node-locked license.

                                    Counted licenses behave on a Terminal Server Client as they do on any other machines on a network.
                                    "

                                    The -103 error is the one I'm seeing.

                                    I've posted this element so that at least we have a reference to (one of) the core elements.

                                    I'm off to see if a licence file with the TS_OK can be generated, or whether other case (#3) means they say no.

                                    Philip Oakley