Mathcad and Mathcad Prime

Vendor: PTC.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows only

General Description: Engineering math calculations. A major upgrade was made from Mathcad version 15 to the current Mathcad Prime. To convert Mathcad 15 files to Prime format, you must have both products installed.

Availability: The product is installed in all CCIT-managed Windows labs.

Scope of License:

  • Campus-wide license for instruction and academic research.
     
  • The product can be downloaded and installed on personal computers owned by students, faculty or staff.  A connection to the School of Mines network environment is required.

Obtaining:

Please completely read the instructions below before attempting to install this software.

Before installing the software, you must set an environmental variable to access our license servers:

  1. Go to the Start menu, right click on Computer and select Properties  
  2. Select Advanced system settings  
  3. Select Environmental Variables...  
  4. In the System variables box, select New...  
  5. Enter the Variable name: 
    PTC_D_LICENSE_FILE   
  6. Enter the Variable value: 
    7789@license.mines.edu;7789@enable.mines.edu;7789@entitle.mines.edu;7789@entrust.mines.edu  
  7. Click OK 
     

To install Mathcad Prime:

  1. You will need to have administrative rights on your computer, and you must be connected to the Mines network either directly or via VPN. To acquire the software, login to the Mines software download site with your Multipass account. From there you can navigate to the Mathcad download page.
  2. Download the zip file, extract all and run setup.exe.  
  3. Select the product PTC Mathcad Prime 4.0
  4. After you finish the installation, launch Prime 4.0 and select Configure product to use existing license
  5. Select Server and enter license.mines.edu and port 7789 (note that we use a port number different from the default)
  6. You are done

To install Mathcad 15:

  1. You will need to have administrative rights on your computer, and you must be connected to the Mines network either directly or via VPN. To acquire the software, login to the Mines software download site with your Multipass account. From there you can navigate to the Mathcad download page.
  2. Download the zip file. There is only a 32-bit version.  
  3. You may be prompted to install MS XML Core Services 4.0. Follow the directions and then download and run the file msxml.msi.  
  4. Select the product Mathcad, not License Server.  
  5. Choose FLEXnet Server/License File.  
  6. Select Triad, and insert the three license servers (note that we use a port number different from the default):

    enable.mines.edu Port 7789
    entitle.mines.edu Port 7789
    entrust.mines.edu Port 7789

For assistance contact CCIT via the Mines Help Center.

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