More Reasons to Try PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0

PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0 is now available, bringing plenty of new features and enhancements, some of which we’ve already highlighted. For a quick recap, check out our posts about Embedded Objects, Area Locking and Protection, and Equation Breaking. Or just watch the video below:

But that’s not all. We’ve introduced many more improvements and capabilities. When you download the software, make sure you look out for these changes in the new release:

Support, Speed, and Sheets
We’ll start with a few capabilities that can help you keep up with your work:

  • Windows 10 support.  Many of you have upgraded to the new OS already. PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0 supports it right out of the box.
  • New content by request. Customers asked us to refresh older worksheets. Soon, a new worksheet library titled ”Roark’s Formulas for Stress & Strain” will be available for purchase, and it’s built only for Prime 4.0.

Creo Integration

Engineers need to show their work to justify the decisions made in the design process.

By embedding PTC Mathcad worksheets into the Creo model, they can eliminate the need to manage data in two separate environments.

 Before, you couldn’t trace numerical inputs into a CAD model. Now with the Engineering Notebook integration, we know where a value came from, who calculated it, if it can be verified, and so on.

 We introduced this integration with PTC Creo 3 and PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1, and it continues between Creo 4 and PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0.  And don’t worry, PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 still integrates with Creo 4. You don’t have to upgrade both at the same time if you’re not ready to.

The Engineering Notebook helps ensure accuracy.  For example, in the Pressure Load dialog (pictured below), how confident are you about the value shown? Is it 8.8, 88 or 0.88 MPa?

With PTC Mathcad connected with Creo, the values are being sent back and forth and updated. In this way, we can see where the results came from and to make sure they’re accurate


Export Options to Microsoft Word

PTC Mathcad provides two options for exporting to Word:

  • Save as an RTF File (Rich Text Format). If you want to save the entire PTC Mathcad worksheet, save it as a Microsoft Word document. Afterward, you can add, copy, paste, modify, and erase just like you can in the original PTC Mathcad worksheet.


  • Copy one or multiple regions from PTC Mathcad to Word.  Select and copy the worksheet region, or multiple regions, and paste them right into Word. It’s fast and efficient, and it works for text regions, math regions, graphs, pictures, tables etc.


Also note that there are two ways of pasting the content into Word:

  • Keep Source Formatting: This pastes the content in the same format as PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0.


Roark's Formula

Pasted, with Source Formatting, from Roark’s Formulas for Stress and Strain library


  • Merge Formatting. Each text and math region appears on single, separate lines. In the example below, the units are automatically recognized (shown in blue).


Pasted content

(Content pasted from Word using Merge Formatting)


Companies like to standardize their templates, often in Microsoft Office. Using these different export options from PTC Mathcad to Word gives engineers an easier way to keep their templates clean and formatted for easy reading.

Try It Now

Eager to try PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0 for yourself? The free trial is available at the PTC Mathcad Express download page. Just like the 3.1 trial, you can choose the 30-day full functionality option and you’ll get access to the full version of PTC PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0 for 30 days. Download yours today!

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