TimKatarn
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Re: Version 5 Announcement

Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:24 pm

I love the direct integrating with Octoprint. I just slice and send it to Octoprint with a click of a button and it starts printing. No need to transfer files, it all works through the network and the Octoprint API. Couldn't be easier.
Simplify3D Does this too. It might not hold you hand to set it up but as pro level software it's made for people willing to dig a little deeper into it.

Jarhead
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:00 am

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:36 pm

Guess you guys didn't notice the new "Your cart" link in the menu??
I would guess that's a sign that the new version is coming out soon.
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Rocko88
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Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:26 pm

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:41 pm

I can tell you one company that needs to buy them out is Makerbot, as makerbots own slice program is so antiquated that it is sad that they keep coming up with hardware that the software cannot even fully use, lol. That is the main reason i bought Simplify 3d and with the promise of timely updates and features to be added. However the latter has not happened sadly.

TN Yankee
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 8:10 pm

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:12 pm

The "Your cart" bit doesn't make sense to appear in the forum login. The "commercial" side of S3D has always been a separate login from the forum (and deservedly so, from a security standpoint).

Jarhead
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:00 am

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:40 pm

TN Yankee wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:12 pm
The "Your cart" bit doesn't make sense to appear in the forum login. The "commercial" side of S3D has always been a separate login from the forum (and deservedly so, from a security standpoint).
And yet there it is.

meanwhile
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:59 am

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:44 pm

Major version release dates slide. Eh. What is more worrying is no 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.2, etc ...

Jbc
Posts: 45
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:04 pm

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:50 pm

I'm waiting for the announcement that S3D is merging or was bought out by'XXX.'
It seems to me that news would flow fairly well up until V5.0 was news was approaching Dec. 2019.
The radio silence is odd...as if details are being hammered out about a team transition, merger or loss of coders.

I'm still using the slicer.
Until another can do the job I'm here....once another that is actively getting updates and raises the bar on abilities we're all gone anyway.
I do hope its S3D.
But until there's a better choice we're left here in the dark.

jbc

gwhite
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Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:37 am

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:51 pm

I have a theory...

First, I got an email a few days ago with no info on Version 5 (other than to say they're working on it), but full of all sorts of stuff they've been doing to support 3D printing PPE for the COVID 19 crisis. They basically say that they back-burnered V5 to lend a hand with the pandemic.
It sounds like it came from a thriving organization that is more than just one of two guys chained to their keyboards.

Why they couldn't have mentioned any of this before is beyond me, but we've pretty much established that communications isn't their strong suit...

So here's the theory: In order to produce Ver 4, they clearly had a lot of expertise, and also a lot of experience working with a wide array of different machines. Given that it's hard to make money when your competition is free, one option is to sell your skills to high end printer companies to create custom software they can bundle with their machines. That means contracts & deadlines. Broken promises to their user base won't get them in legal hot water, so Ver 5 slips while they deal with the deadlines they have contracted to meet.

Throw in the COVID 19 3D printed PPE explosion, and we are left high & dry with no Version 5. Annoying, but I could accept it if they JUST SAID SOMETHING! Leaving your users twisting in the winds for over 6 months without ONE scrap of information is STILL inexcusable.

fythios
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Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:33 am

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:38 pm

I mean even a simple, hey we are sorry it's late and we are working on in it, here is the new projected roadmap would be nice...

S3D-Chris
Posts: 247
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Re: Version 5 Announcement

Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:59 am

We can assure you that we are working hard to release V5 as soon as possible. We have many customers that are also anxious for the new features and we are excited to deliver on many of your feature requests. We will be sharing more details regarding timing and pricing as we get closer to the launch.

In case you missed it, we recently published an update about some of the COVID-19 efforts our team has been working on.

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