I opened my Simplify3d and it said updating software, then software updated, i was like OMG did 5.0 finally come out. nope still at 4.1.2, got my hopes up for nothing.
This will happen each time you open the software if you have "check for updates on startup" enabled. You can find this setting in the Tools > Options menu. V5 is currently undergoing development and internal testing.
I don't think there is anything left of that "company". No updates in 2+ years, not even bug fixes, no announcements about what is going on, just a handful of people on Linkedin who claim Simplify3d as an employer, I bet their office in Blue Ash is abandoned too.
The only reason why they have to keep their servers running is to lure more buyers with the "brand new 4.xx version" in and to maintain the activation server, without that one, there would be plenty of ugly lawsuits the owner would have to fight...
Their profile here says it all:
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Blue Ash, OH employee checking in! We're here and we're working hard on testing and development. I don't have dates or exact features to preview but I'm hopeful we'll be able to share something more concrete with everyone here as soon as we can.
Also, on the Simplify3D account's activity, we have a team of moderators active on these forums now. The "Simplify3D" account will likely only be getting used going forward to make official announcements or similar types of posts.
my only questions is simply. why do they ignore us when we ask about updates or any question for that matter, is there no staff left, like someone must be paying for this site to be up and running, only want a simple answer to will there be a version 5, yes or no
It is not my mine or our moderation team's goal to ignore you guys. There are some questions that our team doesn't have concrete information to share just yet. Though, I can assure you, yes, there will be a V5.
"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."