RoboDLC wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:08 pm
I contacted them last week about this.
They said that they are not ready to announce a new release, nor to announce what will be in it.
I told them that the natives are restless. They do not appear to be impressed...
Being that reticent, they must have broken something or lost a key developer who left them in the lurch.
Oh, well, fortunately, what is currently running is good enough for what I do, but it is getting pretty dated.
I agree, something has been off for quite some time.
Either they lost some key developers, or they had disaster of some kind that involved losing a good chunk of source code and now they've had to re-build everything from scratch. There really isn't much else that would explain the apparent complete work stoppage over the past few years.
I mean... no bugfixes or point updates in this long?
Take a look at S3D-Chris's post from APRIL 2019 about the release of 4.1.2:
We are excited to announce that Simplify3D Version 4.1.2 is now available to download! This update features new Vase Mode improvements and resolves several issues identified on this forum. For the full list of Version 4.1.2 updates, bug fixes and improvements please refer to our Release Notes Page. Our team will also be updating all related forum topics over the next few days to mark specific bugs and requests that were added in Version 4.1.2.
This update will be rolled out to our customers over the next few days, but if you want to download Simplify3D Version 4.1.2 now, you can do so by logging into your Simplify3D Account and proceed to the Downloads page.
Our team remains dedicated to improving Version 4 and we have multiple updates planned for 2019. At the same time, we continue to make significant progress with the development of Version 5.0. Stay tuned for more details in future development updates!
Have an idea for a new feature that you want to see in the next software update? Let us know by submitting a feature request. Our developers are already working on the next software update and are eager to get your ideas!
So what happened to those "multiple updates" that were planned in 2019?