S3D-Jake wrote: ↑Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:48 pm
I appreciate you noticing my involvement here on our user community. Thankfully, I'm not alone in moderation duties. In fact, the introduction of other moderators has afforded me more time to help out with other important projects
What I said below is still true.
S3D-Jake wrote: ↑Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:18 pm
himadeto wrote: ↑Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:57 am
good afternoon. sorry but I don't want to read the whole thread. tell me what about the dates of the new release? thanks.
A release date has not been announced.
You may not think S3D is dead, but a large number of your customers do.
I'm a Simplify3D employee and there's not just me here on our community forum. In fact, there are more Simplify3D moderators on here than there ever have been previously. We're all anxious to know more about Simplify3D V5. I don't think it gets anyone any closer to knowing anything more to insinuate that the company is dead or dying. I appreciate your constructive criticism of our communication regarding development progress.
I'd like to point out that a release date was ABSOLUTELY announced via email back in 2019. It was announced as being ready in early 2020, delayed from late 2019. The email text is as follows:
"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.
~ The Simplify3D Team"
Since that email, its been nothing but crickets from your company.