Mathcad Mathcad Prime 8 Student Edition License
Pricing Options: One-year Term$63/yr
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Pricing Options: One-year Term$63/yr

What Is PTC Mathcad?

PTC Mathcad Prime is purpose-built software for engineering math. Engineering calculations are too important and complex to entrust to a spreadsheet and that’s why engineers choose PTC Mathcad Prime as their calculation tool. The skills you develop while using PTC Mathcad Student Edition will be immediately transferable to the professional world.

Mathcad is the single solution for showing, solving, and securing your essential engineering calculations and design intent. The live mathematical notation, units intelligence, and powerful calculation capabilities—presented within an easy-to-use interface—allow engineers and design teams to capture and communicate their design and engineering knowledge. Those outside engineering will appreciate that interactive calculations, graphs, and images fit in one worksheet that everybody can read.

About PTC Mathcad Prime

PTC Mathcad Prime calculates results and communicates ideas at the same time, allowing you to present your work with plots, graphs, text, and images in a single professionally formatted document—it couldn’t be easier.

With the latest release you can more efficiently share your design calculations as your IP is easily readable by anyone and lives in one place. With new content protection capabilities, you can be sure that your sensitive design calculations are only shared with those who need it and protected from those who don’t.

PTC Mathcad Prime benefits:

  • Intuitively construct calculations using standard math notation
  • Author professional-quality documents supported by live math, plots, text, and images
  • Repurpose standardized calculations to streamline next-generation product development and avoid the need to recreate calculations
  • Increase productivity with full units support throughout calculations
  • Become productive faster by getting instant access to comprehensive learning materials and tutorials from within PTC Mathcad

Learn more about each of these PTC Mathcad Prime 8 benefits in the "Key Features" tab.

Key Features

Intuitive Calculations and Units Management

The PTC Mathcad interface combines live, standard mathematical notation with text and graphs.

Content Protection

This provides area protection and locking so that you control the degree of access and the visibility you want others to have.


It’s quick and easy to embed material from third party applications in your Mathcad worksheet, as well as copy and paste multiple regions of a worksheet into MS Word.


Equation wrapping offers more control over the presentation and legibility of calculations.


Solve your complex systems of equations without performing linear algebra or matrix manipulations.


Use familiar programming operators (for-loop, while-loop, if-then-else, etc.) to define functions of any complexity.


Don’t “do it yourself.” Mathcad includes built-in functions for all these purposes independent of industry.

Data Visualization

Seeing is believing:

  • X Y plots
  • 3D plots
  • Polar plots
  • Contour plots
System Requirements

Check the information below to ensure that your hardware configuration meets those certified for PTC Mathcad.

Platform Support

  • Windows 8.1 Edition with Base OS
  • Windows 8.1 Pro Edition with Base OS
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition with Base OS
  • Windows 8.1 x64 Edition w/ Base OS
  • Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Edition w/ Base OS
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 Edition w/ Base OS
  • Windows 7 Professional Edition with Base OS, Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Ultimate Edition with Base OS, Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Home Premium Edition with Base OS, Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Enterprise Edition with Base OS, Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Professional x64 Edition with Base OS, Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition with Base OS, Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition with Base OS, Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Edition with Base OS, Service Pack 1

System Requirements

  • Available Disk Space: 2.1 GB (600 MB for PTC Mathcad with one language installed, 1.5 GB for temporary space during installation)*
  • .NET Framework: 4.5.1
  • Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later**
  • Network: TCP/PI or Ethernet Network Adapter
  • Pointing Device: Microsoft-compatible mouse or other pointing device
  • Miscellaneous: DVD drive

License Management

PTC Mathcad licenses are served using the PTC License Server. The PTC License Server is now run with FLEXnet Publisher.

*When the installation process is complete, the installer removes all the temporary data.

**Internet Explorer 7.0 or later is recommended for full functionality of the Help system.

Eligibility Information

Eligibility Information:

Customer Type

Eligible to Buy?

Purchase Limit

Universities No N/A
Commercial No N/A

PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0 Student Edition is available to current students whose intended use is for personal learning (not for teaching or research). Not available for labs or institutions. A valid university email address is required for purchase.

Education Policies

Student Edition
  • For use on student-owned computers, class work only
Professor Edition
  • For academic (non-commercial) research and/or teaching use only
University Edition
  • For use on university-owned computers, class work only (no research)

If you are a professor/institution and are not eligible for the PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 Student Edition, please contact PTC Mathcad Sales.

*Please indicate you are purchasing and paying for your order as a student (indicate Educational – Student Use) during the billing process.