frobozz
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Joined: Tue May 21, 2019 9:36 pm

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 am

I'm a moderate hobbyist user with both a Crane Quad 4-color mixing extruder and an older Dual extruder Monoprice Architect. I'm more than happy to pay for quality software, so no worried on an upgrade fee for version 5! Here's my wish list:
  • Easy switch between printers
  • a way to assign color and/or tools to portions of geometry without pre-processing outside of Simplify
    - Process now is laborious: cutting objects into sub-objects and then carefully aligning them in simplify; worst-case help me line things up
  • Multi-color printing / voxelization for color-map assignment, i.e. paint colors
  • Keep the object modify panel always open! I use it constantly as it is the only way to precisely move multiple parts on the build-plate
  • Much better support control:
    - Size the support manually instead of just having one size over and over again
    - Ability to edit supports after placement
    - Ability to use different types of supports like trees or angled supports to save on material
  • Decouple print speed settings from other settings like brims, ooze control, temp, etc.
    - I want to independently assign speed controls to a process as I print and not in any way affect the settings.
    - It's like in the UI I want a multi-property process that can easily toggle one aspect quickly, I'm using print quality vs. supports and temps as an example.

Newtron
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:54 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:44 pm

Well great! I JUST purchased the product, now to read that the upgrade will cost me even more. That's not cool at all. I sure hope there is consideration as to when customers purchased the product.

jmone
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:11 am

I've been using the new Prusa Slicer exclusively for the last week with my MK3s/MMU2S ..... and it works. Also, as a result I'm now getting used to the UI and Workflow as I really till now only had experience with S3D. The only thing I miss so far is the custom supports which is much easier in S3D. I don't mind paying the Coin for the V5 upgrade but it better be great and dropping soon else I'll be in the Prusa Slicer camp more and more. I even submitted a bug report for Prusa Slicer and I could see a fix was committed on 2 days later!
Prusa MK3

Wallabear
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:33 pm

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:45 am

Newtron wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:44 pm
Well great! I JUST purchased the product, now to read that the upgrade will cost me even more. That's not cool at all. I sure hope there is consideration as to when customers purchased the product.
actually your purchase comes with 12 months of free upgrades. which should be lifetime like was said when S3D first announced their product, but hey whatever. Their track record of following through with what they say is spotty at best. In previous posts by S3D we were promised updates and information about features in V5 but lets just not do what we say we are going to do. You should be covered for V5 IF they are going to release it, here we are halfway through the year and all we have is their announcement from Jan/Feb that they will release V5. Most companies have already released a time line and feature list by now. I am VERY disappointed in S3D as a company, too bad their slicer is decent, but they better watch out after using the Prusa Slicer 2.0 I am almost a complete convert, at least their slicer give a fairy accurate print time and is not at least 25% under estimating print time. They way the communicate reminds me of MakerGeeks, and we all know what happened to them. I sent S3D an E-mail and it took almost 2 weeks to get a response, which is unacceptable. The sad thing is up until recently I strictly used S3D and even recommended it to quite a few people, but now I have been recommending something else, because with the lack of info coming out of them I am not sure they will be around.

beber75
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:15 am

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:36 am

Hi,

We are in june and it was announced at the beggining of the year that there is upcoming version 5.0.
Is there any planning date for the first release (don't blame me I have not read all 10 previous pages).

Regards

S3D-Chris
Posts: 138
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 am

nodle wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Can we get a comment from the developers in this thread? It's like everyone is gone and no longer even responding. You would think they would want to comment in here and give people hope/an explanation on what is going on behind the scenes.
We will be releasing another Development Update this month and we can confirm that V5 development is still on track for release this year!

S3D-Chris
Posts: 138
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:50 am

frobozz wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 am
I'm a moderate hobbyist user with both a Crane Quad 4-color mixing extruder and an older Dual extruder Monoprice Architect. I'm more than happy to pay for quality software, so no worried on an upgrade fee for version 5! Here's my wish list:
  • Easy switch between printers
  • a way to assign color and/or tools to portions of geometry without pre-processing outside of Simplify
    - Process now is laborious: cutting objects into sub-objects and then carefully aligning them in simplify; worst-case help me line things up
  • Multi-color printing / voxelization for color-map assignment, i.e. paint colors
  • Keep the object modify panel always open! I use it constantly as it is the only way to precisely move multiple parts on the build-plate
  • Much better support control:
    - Size the support manually instead of just having one size over and over again
    - Ability to edit supports after placement
    - Ability to use different types of supports like trees or angled supports to save on material
  • Decouple print speed settings from other settings like brims, ooze control, temp, etc.
    - I want to independently assign speed controls to a process as I print and not in any way affect the settings.
    - It's like in the UI I want a multi-property process that can easily toggle one aspect quickly, I'm using print quality vs. supports and temps as an example.
Thank you for your list of feature requests! If you have more great ideas please create a new topic on our Feature Request sub-forum. This sub-forum is constantly reviewed by our development team!

S3D-Chris
Posts: 138
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am

C_Birch81 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:37 am
At the rate that they don't fix show stopping bugs that past new versions have added they not be getting any more money from me because they have shown a total lack of beta testing of version, a total lack of community feed back and a total lack of timely fixing bugs they have added that make the software not fit for use.

If you want to charge people for a new version after it was sold on the grounds of free updates then you might want to start showing promise in supporting the software and the community. Or is it a case of now that version 5 is due this year that we are going be left hang out to dry with the broken 4.1.2 version?
Our team would be happy to look into any issues you are having with Version 4.1.2. Please post your issue in the Troubleshooting and Bug Reports sub-forum and include a factory file if possible.

S3D-Chris
Posts: 138
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 am

Newtron wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:44 pm
Well great! I JUST purchased the product, now to read that the upgrade will cost me even more. That's not cool at all. I sure hope there is consideration as to when customers purchased the product.
We 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.
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/faq/#faq-5690

ctilley79
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:09 pm

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:36 pm

Can we get a teaser for Version 5? Anything? A screenshot to make people excited about upcoming release would be great. It doesn't have to be much, but it would help morale of your customer base that.

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