Important PTC Mathcad Announcement
PTC is announcing the end-of-sale for the following versions of PTC Mathcad, effective December 31, 2021:
- Mathcad 15
- Mathcad Prime 1.0 – Prime 6.0
Effective January 1, 2022, the only version of PTC Mathcad available for subscription will be PTC Mathcad Prime 7 and future versions of PTC Mathcad Prime. After December 31, 2021, PTC will no longer have the right to sell or distribute software versions moving to end of sale due to a third-party component contained in those versions.
Existing Mathcad Perpetual Licenses
Existing Mathcad perpetual licenses will remain functional on the current version of Mathcad in use. Please note that the use of old versions of software does introduce implicit risk in areas of security, hardware, and software platform support.
Existing Mathcad Subscription Licenses
Existing Mathcad subscription licenses will expire according to the end date of the current contract term. Starting January 1, 2022, PTC will provide license files that exclusively license Mathcad Prime 7. Customers that desire to use earlier versions of Mathcad (either as a new or renewal subscription) after January 1, 2022 must purchase the license with a start date on or before December 31, 2021. In order to be safe and make sure that the order can be processed on time, PTC recommends placing the order prior to December 7, 2021 in order to ensure no issues in booking the order or the subscription start date. PTC may decline or be unable to process orders received after that date.
Your Licensing Options
For customers currently subscribed to Mathcad 15 and Mathcad Prime 1.0 – 6.0 who cannot yet move to Mathcad Prime 7, PTC is offering a multi-year renewal option. Customers who wish to take advantage of the multi-year renewal option must do so before December 7, 2021, so the associated licenses can be activated prior to December 31, 2021. PTC strongly advises customers to activate such licenses prior to December 7, 2021 to ensure a seamless process. At the end of the multi-year renewal term, these older versions of Mathcad will stop working and customers must move to Mathcad Prime 7 or above. This option is only available through December 7, 2021.
Talk to your PTC account representative for further information.
Support for PTC Mathcad Versions moving to End-of-Sale
PTC will continue to provide technical support access, phone assistance and expert input for versions of Mathcad that have reached end-of-sale. PTC will not be able to issue new licenses or provide access to software downloads for end of sale versions.
About Mathcad Prime 7
Mathcad Prime is the industry standard for engineering mathematics software, enabling you to solve your most complex problems and share your engineering calculations. Mathcad Prime 7 makes this easier with new capabilities, greater usability and over a dozen enhancements to the new symbolic engine. Mathcad Prime 7 will be released on March 2, 2021 with the following key product enhancements:
- Easy conversion of legacy Mathcad worksheets to Prime 7 without the need to install the legacy version of the application
- Control calculations with drop-down menus for variable definitions
- Directly save worksheets in PDF format
- Usability improvements
- Comprehensive Help Guide for Mathcad API
- Symbolic engine enhancements
For key differences between earlier versions of Mathcad, including Mathcad 15, and Mathcad Prime 7, please refer to our FAQ.