MasterFX
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:42 pm

mzpx wrote:Have you seen any info regarding the 4.1 starting date?
According to the first post:
S3D-Jason wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:52 am
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Everyone is working hard to finish the last few remaining items for the release, and again, we are planning to have everything completed within the next month.

Jasper
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:08 pm

They're planning, so no guarantees

MasterFX
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:26 pm

Of cause no guarantee. No one should expect that after 10 Month without updates.
The Update-Frequency is slowing down every version. So I expect S3D 5.0 @ 2020 ;-)
s3d_update.png

mzpx
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:55 am

MasterFX wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:26 pm
Of cause no guarantee. No one should expect that after 10 Month without updates.
The Update-Frequency is slowing down every version. So I expect S3D 5.0 @ 2020 ;-)
s3d_update.png
It seems they are not using the Scrum... or they are using extreme long sprints (with variable sprint length)... :)

I believe the new version will give us real improvement and features (mainly on parameter handling side)!!!
I pull for them and checking the site hour by hour :mrgreen:

Jasper
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:48 am

10 months, 4.0.1 doesn't even count in my opinion, it's not visible through the built-in update management and didn't add any futures as I remember.

crazyg0od33
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:39 am

Honestly im just hoping they add things that can be developed quickly as they're developed...

A beta branch or something.

Like new infill patterns, etc. that arent worth an entire version jump.

In any case, we're getting veeeeeery close to the end of the month. I would like a *little* more info on what's in store, so hopefully the update releases on time

Deneteus
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:58 am

2 Days left. Halloween release eminent.

timothyz
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:41 pm

crazyg0od33 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:39 am
A beta branch or something.
Yeah,
It's actually pretty frustrating once you realize they have a huge user base that could give them real, useful feedback on their releases reducing the need for as many in house testers (if they have any) and could speed up the development cycle.

There really is no excuse for Simplify3D for their lackluster recent updates, 3.1 was the last big step change. 4.0 really only added improved thin wall behavior. so I have no idea hat they've been doing for the last 2-3 years.

Hopefully we'll find out later today, but I need to lower my expectations.

mzpx
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:31 pm

timothyz wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:41 pm
There really is no excuse for Simplify3D for their lackluster recent updates, 3.1 was the last big step change. 4.0 really only added improved thin wall behavior. so I have no idea hat they've been doing for the last 2-3 years.

Hopefully we'll find out later today, but I need to lower my expectations.
It's a shame... they have given a brilliant slicer but they cannot provide a good, usable GUI for it :(

How is it possible????

I've checked a lot of alternatives, they have much better GUI (all of them) BUT with much weaker slicer ability. S3D should (at least) learn from their competitors if they have no idea for how to...

MasterFX
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Re: S3D Development Update - Aug 2018

Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:03 pm

So.. seems like we don't get an update this month... :evil:
mzpx wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:31 pm
It's a shame... they have given a brilliant slicer but they cannot provide a good, usable GUI for it :(
I like the GUI of S3D, even it is simple.. it is structured and fast. Cura is the slowest GUI ever (even with PCIe SSD and 6 Core Xeon it is unusable) . Every Slicer perfoms better than Cura

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