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Mathsoft re-enters Macintosh market with launch of Mathcad PLUS 6.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 1996--MathSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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:MATH) today introduced Mathcad PLUS 6 for the Macintosh, a major new release of its flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation.  for technical professionals, students and educators worldwide. Mathcad PLUS 6, a powerful, easy to use, integrated technical calculation product, provides Macintosh users with a live, interactive environment for solving real-world problems using a comprehensive set of numeric numeric

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 and symbolic mathematical and data analysis features, 2-D and 3-D graphing and visualization Using the computer to convert data into picture form. The most basic visualization is that of turning transaction data and summary information into charts and graphs. Visualization is used in computer-aided design (CAD) to render screen images into 3D models that can be viewed from all  capabilities, and tools for collaboration including built-in Internet Internet

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Mathcad PLUS 6 for Macintosh is a new version of Mathcad designed specifically for the Macintosh. It includes the impressive capabilities found in MathSoft's market leading Mathcad PLUS for Windows and is compatible with the Windows version. Mathcad PLUS 6 for Macintosh also adds several new features making it the most recent version of Mathcad on the market today. New Mathcad features include improved editing and formatting capabilities, simpler menu structures, the ability to create and embed em·bed   also im·bed
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 animation within a worksheet, and QuickPlot, a new intelligent formatting capability for easy, direct graphing of formulas and expressions. The software, designed for the PowerMac, also provides support for 68030 and 68040 based systems.

"Mathcad PLUS 6 for Macintosh is the latest version of our industry-leading Mathcad products and delivers on our promise of cross-platform support for our education and professional users," said Charles Digate, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of MathSoft. "Approximately half of all new Mathcad unit shipments worldwide last year were to the education market and the Macintosh is an important part of our strategy to continue to penetrate this market."

"MathSoft's re-commitment to the Macintosh as a strategic platform demonstrates the attractiveness of the Mac to software developers in the technical and academic markets," said Heidi Roizen Heidi Roizen (born 1958 in Stanford, California) is a Silicon Valley executive and venture capitalist.

She graduated from Stanford University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in English and earned her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business three years
, vice president, Apple Developer Relations. "We welcome the introduction of popular new titles onto our platform because it brings innovative new capabilities to Macintosh customers."


Priced at $349.95, Mathcad PLUS 6 will be available in September. A full-function academic version will be available at the same time for $129.95. LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used.  versions will be available for corporate and lab installations. Users of previous versions of Mathcad for Macintosh can upgrade for $149.95. Mathcad PLUS 6 will be available through leading commercial and educational outlets and catalogs. Upgrades can be obtained directly from MathSoft at 1-800-MATHCAD or via the MathSoft WebStore located at

Founded in 1984, MathSoft is the leading provider of knowledge discovery software for students and technical professionals. It has licensed more than 600,000 users of its Mathcad, S-PLUS and Axum software worldwide. Users include technical professionals worldwide at more than half the Fortune 1,000 companies and over 500 government installations, and student's and faculty at over 2,000 colleges and universities. MathSoft product information can be obtained via the MathSoft WebStore located at, by phone at 617-577-1017, by fax at 617-577-8829 or via mail at 101 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. -0- The MathSoft logo, StudyWorks, Collaboratory, Mathcad, S-PLUS and Axum are trademarks of MathSoft, Inc. Other product and service names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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