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
                      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
                        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
                            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
                                mzeftel Gold
                                The bugs/fixed lists for Mathcad 13 and 14 are in the Release Notes.

                                The Libraries, Single-User Extension Pack and other E-books will be available later this spring.

                                The Reference Documentation from the PTC Website is the same documentation that is on the Mathcad CD. If you are an Enterprise customer, check with your organization for your customer number.
                                The Release Notes on the Web are up to date as of January 29, 07, so you may want to review them.

                                Mona
                            • 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
                                mzeftel Gold
                                The Reference Documentation for Mathcad is posted at http://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/doc/refdoc.jsp


                                I posted all the useful Mathcad links on the PTC Web site under Announcments.

                                Mona
                                • Mathcad 14
                                  Ninetrees Silver
                                  Where would we find these? I'd bookmark them...

                                  Rich
                                  http://www.downeastengineering.com/
                                    • 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
                                          AlNavas Copper
                                          Exactly the same thing. I registered v. 13, but never got or was told I needed anything else.


                                          Al
                                            • Mathcad 14 updated release notes
                                              mzeftel Gold
                                              The posted documentation is for maintenance customers only, who get a sales number with their maintenance license. It's the same documentation that is already on your Mathcad CD.

                                              The only documentation that does get updated on the Web is the Release Notes.

                                              I specifically marked the updated Release Notes to be visible to all Mathcad users.

                                              Since that doesn't seem to be happening, I will make sure the updated Release Notes gets posted on another page, and put the link in the announcements section of the User Forums.

                                              Mona
                                        • Mathcad 14 updated release notes
                                          A.Non PTC Community Champion
                                          Exactly what I get.

                                          Richard
                                          • 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
                                              SteenGroðe Diamond
                                              Answered in private...


                                              Steen Gro�e
                                                • 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