Report from LiveWorx: A Peek at What’s Coming in Mathcad Prime 4.0




Earlier this month, LiveWorx ‘16 was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center just a short drive from PTC’s headquarters in Needham, MA. A local team staffed the Mathcad booth on the floor of the expo hall. 

Mathcad Prime 4 and engineering notebook were hot topics at LiveWorx

Andrew McGough, Tim Bond, and Luke Westbrook  also represented Mathcad at the after party.

Hot topic I: Engineering Notebook integration

At the booth, we talked with many conference attendees, from those unfamiliar with Mathcad (but already familiar with PTC’s other solutions) to long-time users. What were they most interested in? The Engineering Notebook integration.

As more and more Creo customers upgrade to Creo Parametric 3.0, the embedded Mathcad worksheet becomes attractive to them. So many Creo parts and assemblies have calculations associated with them or at the bare minimum require some type of documentation. What better way for Creo users to optimize and leverage those calculations than with the Engineering Notebook integration?

Hot Topic 2: What’s in Mathcad Prime 4.0?

Mathcad users also wanted to know about the current state of the product and its future direction. For them, Andrew McGough, Product Manager, presented the Mathcad Roadmap which focused on the themes in the upcoming Mathcad Prime 4.0 release.

  • Equation wrapping
  • Mathcad as an OLE container
  • Content protection
  • Document manipulation performance improvements
  • Improved copy/paste to other applications
easier to embed ole objects will come with Mathcad Prime 4.0

In Mathcad Prime 4.0, you’ll be able to easily embed OLE containers.


McGough also said that you can expect releases every year going forward.

Roadmap for mathcad prime development

The content coming was well received by Mathcad users and was of interest to those that are not currently using the software.

It’s always nice to get the chance to see familiar and new faces at the event, the Mathcad booth, and in the Mathcad breakout session. For those of you who stopped by to say hello, thank you, it was a pleasure! And for those who missed us, make sure you stop by next year!