About 3 years ago we came to the conclusion that Mathcad wasn't worth the bucket anymore, and we landed on Maple as the alternative. By coincidence, both software houses have now delivered their new releases.
And the situation is the same as the last couple of years. While I would need about a day or more to dig through all the changes of the Maple package, the new things on the Mathcad front are, well, limited.
So on that front a big applause to the Maple development team.
I do however have a couple of issues that I am not so happy with, and that need to be addressed as soon as possible.
- Maple still hasn't any functional system in place to prevent two users from opening the same workbook. The last to save wins is not a game we want to play in our office. This is basic functionality that is lacking, guys, and you've been made aware of it for quite a long time now.
- The units package is still a mess. The biggest issue is that variables miss their unit when their value becomes zero. In addition some functions miss part of their functionality once you add units.
On the other side, Maple 2022 seems to be more responsive, and has fewer graphics glitches than we had previously.
Autosave finally seems to work for workbooks as well, and some progress has been made on the pdf printing front.