So i received an e-mail from Simplify 3d ... here is a copy paste .....
Best of 2018
2018 was a big year for Simplify3D. We released our highly-successful Materials Guide, launched several innovative software updates, and reached a major milestone of supporting over 500 different 3D printers! The Simplify3D community continued to inspire us with thousands of innovative prints that demonstrated creativity and stunning print quality. We curated a list of the Best Prints of 2018 to highlight some of our favorites. We hope it will inspire you to create even more amazing prints in 2019 !
What's Next in 2019
We have big plans for 2019! Our development team continues to incorporate many of your ideas into the future roadmap for Simplify3D. A new Version 4 update is already in progress to address many common requests. At the same time, we are investing heavily into the development of Version 5.0, which is set to be the biggest update in our company's history. Version 5.0 will incorporate changes to almost every facet of the product, allowing us to make major improvements to the software. We also want to inform our users that Version 5.0 will be our first paid software upgrade. Stay tuned for more information about the exciting new features and upgrade pricing later in the year as we get closer to the release of Version 5.0.
The Simplify3D team remains dedicated to our mission of providing you with outstanding tools and support that enable you to push the limits of additive manufacturing. We are extremely excited for what's coming next and we look forward to another innovative year in 2019!
~The Simplify3D Team
Not happy about the Paid upgrade for Version 5.0
When i bought my copy of Simplify3D i was told i would have a lifetime of Free upgrade ... at the time i bought this i paid good money and trusted them for what i was told ... now i am not so sure anymore