fenney2
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Increase update frequency

In light of the competitive landscape and the rapid development pace of open source slicers like Slic3r, PrusaSlicer, Bambu Studio, and Orca Slicer, do you have any plans to increase the frequency of updates and introduce more incremental improvements to Simplify3D?
S3D-Jason
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Re: Increase update frequency

The updates we released for V5 were actually faster than any other major version like V3, V4, etc. They did a great job during that time of quickly adding features and bug fixes that users were requesting.

Recently, the team is working on the next major update, so it's normal there's going to be a longer pause before that gets released.

There's always room to improve though, so I'm sure the team will keep working at it!
chrispol
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Re: Increase update frequency

Could you share if there are any bambu improvments and when the next release is due?
S3D-Jason
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Re: Increase update frequency

Yes, I know the team has been investigating several popular feature requests that involved the Bambu machines and a few others. If you haven't already, be sure to vote on the Feature Request sub-forum if there's a particular integration you really want. They use that information quite a bit to prioritize the work.

We don't have an exact date for the next release yet, so it will depend on how long the remaining features take to develop and test.

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