RR4711
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4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Thu May 31, 2018 10:51 am

I just got aware that 4.0.1 is available for download. When I use the "check for update" function in my 4.0.0 Simplify it says "up-to-date". That's stupid.... Can someone look into this?

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dkightley
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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Thu May 31, 2018 11:16 am

Its been like that since v4.0.1 was made available.

If you want 4.0.1, log onto your account and download the software as if its going to give you 4.0.....and it will be 4.0.1 that is downloaded.
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RR4711
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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:58 am

Yeah sure but isn't the check for update function in a software meant to tell me that a new release is available? Whats the point then?

zemlin
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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:22 pm

4.01 has its own crop of bugs, so I keep both 4.0 and 4.01 alive. I tend to run 4.0 unless I run into a build that won't slice with it.

RR4711
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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:33 pm

zemlin wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:22 pm
4.01 has its own crop of bugs
Can you mention a few?

zemlin
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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:33 am

The one that annoys me the most is the hosed start point settings.
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cybrsage
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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:46 pm

I agree, what is the point of a "check for updates" feature if it does not ACTUALLY check for updates?

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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:13 pm

401 is to buggy, probably best to fix it before letting it go prime time. I was back on 400 within a minute because the shortcuts didn't work.

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dkightley
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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:44 pm

Just to balance the bias on this discussion.....I have been running v4.0.1 since a day or so after its release and I have had no problems with it!...and have had no need to go back to v4.0.0 to slice anything of my own. I have loaded earlier versions so as to assist others on the forum with issues with previous releases.

And, yes, there are issues with v4.0.1.....but in my experience there are less issues than in previous releases.
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Re: 4.0.1 available for download but Simplfy 4.0.0 says up-to-date

Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:03 pm

For a $150USD piece of software, that has a very specific function, that has a 6 to 12 month release cycle, that has a large community of people providing constant feedback, and is LITERALLY the ONLY product they produce as an entire company... there should be basically no bugs. At the very least they should be fixed almost instantly after being reported by their community, instead of being released as an "update" 6 months later. How could you not know, from basic QA alone, that your software can't even update itself. The best part is that the inability to update certainly wasn't caught in 4.0.0 and looking at the release notes:
Version 4.0.1

Improvements for the Variable Settings Wizard to support a wider variety of machines and setups
Extended compatibility for Windows rendering environments with reduced graphics support
Process ordering improvements for sequential printing control
Improved reliability for transitions between multiple processes
Better handling for prints with zero perimeter outlines
Improved naming prompts when using the “Save As New” option to create a new profile
USB communication settings are now maintained after a printer is connected, making it easier to setup builds for new machines
Updated support for the latest MakerBot and Dremel firmwares
Solved several rare situations that would cause slicing to take longer than intended
Resolved an issue with prime pillar and ooze shield toolhead sequences
Resolved an issue with large file handling on some Windows systems that had affected toolpath and factory file operations
Other miscellaneous stability and performance improvements
Certainly wasn't fixed in 4.0.1 either, and there hasn't been an update in what? 9 months?
I like the software. I use it almost everyday for 3 separate printers.
BUT, as a Technical Project Manager for ~8 years, its clear that their management, software devs, and QA "team?" don't have their priorities in line or don't understand what a realistic customer facing, software release cycle should be.
Frankly, it is just disappointing.

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