It looks like PTC have launched an Express version of its engineering calculation software, MathCAD. If you’re into the calculations side of things (I’m personally hopeless at mathematics – that’s why I studied drawing and colouring in at University), then it’s worth a good look.
Of course, MathCAD is a commercial product, so you’re not going to get the whole shebang for bupkis (meaning: free, nothing, no cost).
For the first 30 days, you’ll get a full version of Mathcad Prime 2.0. After that, it reverts to the Express version. Within this, you get mathematic equation editing, basic numeric functions and operators, the fancy units support and X-Y plots. If you want things like advanced numeric functions, programming, symbolics, excel integration and advanced plot types, then you’re looking at a full, paid license.
If you’re the type that doesn’t need to take their socks off to add up a bar bill, then it’s worth a look. If you fancy learning a little more about MathCAD and what it can do, then Scott Wertel took a look at the last two releases for us a little while back – MathCAD Prime 1 is here and MathCAD Prime 2 is here
The download is here after registration.. Have at it!
Now all we need to do is to convince our cousins over the pond that a) Party is not a verb and b) Mathematics is a plural.