THE readers of Desktop Engineering Magazine have selected Mathcad 13 as the 2005 Reader's Choice Product of the Year.
Reader’s chose the world's most widely used calculation software from a slate of 12 candidates and hundreds of products covered every year.
Each of the 12 finalists was a Readers' Choice monthly winner during the year and was included in an electronic ballot published on Desktop Engineering Magazine’s (DE) website, deskeng.com, through an email blast and in the magazine's e-newsletter, DE Newslink. Votes were cast from February 14 through March 1, 2006.
DE covers thousands of new products every year in all of their electronic and hard copy forms.
Being elected as Product of the Year by DE's engineer readership is the highest vote of confidence for the Mathcad 13 development team.
Mathcad 13 was the magazine's Readers' Choice Product of the Month in November 2005, shortly after the software's release.
Mathcad 13 enables engineers to document and capture their calculations, analyses and results as they create them. This process fosters the profitable reuse of enterprise engineering information for knowledge management, compliance auditing, oversight, publishing, and collaboration throughout the entire product development and engineering project management process.
The result is significant savings in custom application development time and effort.
Mathcad's signature live, interactive whiteboard interface, which avoids the complexities of cryptic spreadsheets and proprietary programming languages, has made it the most widely used engineering calculation tool on the market.
Mathcad 13 builds on enhancements first offered in version Mathcad 12, such as XML and .NET support.
Mathcad 13 has introduced powerful program debugging capabilities, enhanced 2D plot graphics, a new AutoSave feature and new error messages that pinpoint mathematical errors.
For the first time, the program supports nonlinear units such as Fahrenheit, Celsius, and decibels, and enables customers to create custom units. A new class of "provenance" capabilities helps organisations determine conclusively the source of a particular calculation.
Mathcad is the choice of more than 1.8 million engineers and over 5,000 managed installations in more than 50 countries around the world, including users at BAE Systems, Boeing, DuPont, Honeywell, Lockeheed Martin and Universal Studios.
Mathcad is available from Ceanet Pty Ltd .