Don't take me wrong - S3D V4 is still a good and usable slicer, I have no intention moving to a different one, but it has some shortfalls that I expected to have fixed and I also expected added quality and functionality in an "UPgrade". All I experienced after buying it, was the opposite. Pathetic, 5th grade friendly UI, Significant number of lost functions, my prints did not look any better and zero enhancements , not even the ones that are pretty much standard in open-source slicers.
They put a ton of lipstick on a pig and try to sell it as something new. In my experience, there is nothing new, no improvement and just a bunch of marketing BS. Unethical would probably describe the attempt to sell this the best.
Oh, and you are talking about "future enhancements"???? Can I have some of these pills?? They "worked" 4+ years on the "enhancements" you see in V5, and you seriously still expect real feature / functionality improvements??? Wow
RoboDLC wrote: ↑Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:15 pm
Keep things in perspective. S3D is not a pile of crap. It is actually a very good slicer. Whatever has changed under the covers to enable future enhancements, it did not deliver on providing anything new. So with nothing new, it is not an upgrade for the customer, it is just refactored code with no value added. Taking away a critical feature like “two seats” for a license was incredibly stupid. That made it a “downgrade”.
S3D people: rescind that decision and apologize and you may save the company (if your next drop includes something that is actually new). I have been in the software industry for twenty years, you “did” just about every “don’t” in the book with release 5. No smiling child or cute puppy will save you here.