I laughed at this post...the guys been using it for 2+ years now and want a refund because its a paid upgrade. Holy crap even if its the same price again to upgrade, it beats 99% of all other software companies in niche markets offering paid upgrades, i have customers who pay $20000 + each year for upgrades. And im very thankful that S3D hasnt made it subscription like other software.
Can't say fairer than this I think Jake, this post is better worded than the email release as it states if you already have S3D then you can update for a reduced fee, how reduced we don't yet know but hopefully it will not be too much .S3D-Jake wrote: ↑Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:57 pmVersion 5 will be a massive update to our product, so there will be a small upgrade fee required to upgrade to this new version. If you have already purchased a Simplify3D license in the past, you will not need to buy a full license again, there will only be a small upgrade fee required. We will be providing more information about features and upgrade pricing later in the year as the release gets closer.
We also have more updates planned for Version 4 which we are working on at the same time. You can continue receiving updates to Version 4, and can keep using that version, even if you do not wish to upgrade to Version 5.
I was not aware of any advertising in the past that promised free lifetime upgrades. However, if you still have specific questions about your order or terms, please feel free to email our team directly using the link below:
We actually already provide 1 year of free software updates along with your license purchase. This means that if you purchased the software now, you would still be able to upgrade to any version released within the next 12 months for free.bananacat89 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 amI just bought my s3d this fall . If I have to pay for this upgrade , I am going to be pretty upset. As a new 3dprinter hobbyist and student I barely could scrape up the initial cash for it. Was like close to 200 Canadian. For that price i would expect free updates for awhile.. I don't think my version has even seen one update yet.
Sadly I can't really afford much with school and all. I will migrate to a different free software. I like this one but its not worth the price unless its free upgrades. For a grace period at least. To many good alternatives now. Not to mention I will feel extremely ripped off and scammed to say the least...
what is actually more important for most of us is the refund policy. will there still be XX days refund available to go back to 4.x if we find that 5.0 is not worth it (e.g. you do not add the plugin support, proper profile handling, dynamic layer height, mesh modifiers, gyroid infill, 3d mouse support... and all the other features we already get for free in other tools)