Desktop Engineering Magazine Readers Choose Mathcad 13 As 2005 Product Of The Year

MARCH 14, 2006, Dublin, NH — Desktop Engineering (DE) magazine is pleased to announce the winner of its fourth annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award: Mathcad 13 from Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc. (Cambridge, MA; DE readers voted online from among a group of 12 products, each of which was a 2005 Readers’ Choice monthly winner.

Readers were asked to vote on DE’s website,, through an e-mail blast, links from the homepage, and the magazine’s e-newsletter, DE Newslink. Readers were also directed to the voting page via an ad in the magazine’s March issue. Votes were cast from February 14 through March 1.

"DE covers hundreds if not thousands of new products every year in all of our electronic and hard-copy forms,” said Anthony J. Lockwood, DE’s editorial director. "Being elected as Product of the Year by DE’s ’all engineer’ readership is the highest vote of confidence any development team can hope for. On behalf of the DE staff and the 63,000 subscribers of DE, I congratulate Mathsoft for its Mathcad 13, the DE Readers' Choice for Product of the Year 2005.”

Mathsoft’s Mathcad 13 was originally announced in the November 2005 issue of DE. Mathcad 13 builds on the enhancements first offered in version 12, such as its XML and .NET support. With Mathcad 13, engineers can document and capture their calculations, analyses, and engineering-critical values as they create them. It has a user-friendly interface that eschews cryptic interfaces deployed by spreadsheets and proprietary programming languages, which saves custom application development time and effort.

Mathcad 13 includes new program debugging capabilities, improved 2D plot graphics, a new AutoSave feature, and new error messages that pinpoint mathematical errors. It also supports nonlinear units such as Fahrenheit, Celsius, and decibels, and enables customers to create custom units. A new class of “provenance” capabilities helps organizations determine conclusively the source of a particular calculation.

“Mathsoft is honored to receive this acknowledgement from the readers of Desktop Engineering. Our users and the demanding engineers who read Desktop Engineering see the benefits of products like Mathcad that free them to innovate by powering the management of their critical engineering calculations,” said Mike Cassettari, Mathsoft’s vice president of marketing. “We look forward to continuing to earn the high regard of DE’s vast readership as well as that of every engineer or engineering student who uses a Mathsoft product.”

DE congratulates all of its 2005 Readers’ Choice Award monthly winners: Electronics Workbench Corp., CD-adapco, Invention Machine Corp., Solidscape, Inc., Blue Ridge Numerics, TekSoft, Inc., SolidWorks Corporation, PDE Solutions, COMSOL, Maplesoft, and Noran Engineering, Inc. /MatWeb. For more information about DE’s monthly Readers’ Choice awards, or to read about current and past winners, visit

Desktop Engineering (DE) is a monthly magazine distributed to 63,000 design engineers and engineering managers* who use MCAD, data analysis, EDM/PDM/PLM, and data acquisition hardware and software in the manufacturing and process industries. DE is published by Helmers Publishing Inc. (HPI), which was established in 1979. The company also publishes Supply Chain Manufacturing & Logistics, the magazine that provides solutions for operations excellence, and Chief Supply Chain Officer magazine, the publication that provides insight to supply chain executives. For more information on HPI’s magazines, visit, , and

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March 14, 2006


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