Exactly one year ago (December 19, 2019), Simplify3D sent out the following email:
Preparing for Our Biggest Release Yet
Earlier this year, we announced our plans for a major Version 5.0 update to Simplify3D. We’ve made tremendous progress working towards this goal, so we wanted to share a quick update.
As most of you know, Version 5.0 will be the biggest release since Simplify3D was first launched in 2013. One of our main goals for this release is to create a strong foundation for the future of the software. We’re making major improvements to nearly every component in Simplify3D, allowing us to tackle significant features that were too difficult to implement in the past. This creates a great foundation for Version 5.0 and opens new doors for what we can accomplish in future releases.
Thanks to this new foundation, Version 5.0 will implement more feature requests than any prior release. We have already confirmed over 70 customer feature requests that will be included in Version 5.0, and we’re still working on documenting more. Our development teams have worked hard to align the major changes in the software with the features our customers are requesting the most to make sure we are delivering meaningful changes.
Over the years, Simplify3D has built a reputation for accuracy and reliability. Our QA and Engineering teams are hard at work ensuring that Version 5.0 is ready for your largest and most complex prints on day one. We had originally estimated that Version 5.0 would be completed by the end of 2019, but we have adjusted this estimate to early 2020 to make sure we have enough time to complete this testing and validation. Excellence is one of our core values and we want to make sure that the software continues to deliver the same level of accuracy and dependability that it’s known for.
Innovation is a big part of our DNA, and we are incredibly excited about all of the changes and improvements that will be coming with Version 5.0. We appreciate your input on what you envision for the future of additive manufacturing software, and we look forward to realizing that vision together with Version 5.0 and beyond.
That was the LAST email we've received concerning Version 5.0. Constant pleas on the user forum for ANY concrete information on pricing, features or release date have been ignored. This is really pathetic...