Must be just me?
Yep I know what you're saying.
I guess most of us in your situations feel your pain on a regular basis and become like a lone voice crying in the wilderness.
At the end of the day its us the end user who has to get the job out the door instead of waiting for 6 months for a fix so usually find some sort of lame workaround.
I do remember receiving odd emails from Solidworks saying an SPR or something like it has been fixed - which by then Id forgotten what it even was.
I agree, I thin that enhancements should be more of a back burner item, but once something is found that just doesn't work that should be pushed to the front of the line & have people working on it right away
Things do get fixed, bit I have never seen anything get fixed in an appropriate time
I wish their was a public list of items that need to be fixed & they showed the rank & what they are working on
James, it's kind of amazing that you believe that the bugs you encounter are the only ones that matter and should take precedence. Do you know how many issues get submitted each month? I don't know either, but I imagine it's more than one or two. I know at my company we have more projects to get done that we have people to work on them, so we prioritize them based on severity and need. So while maybe your bug is important to you, I highly doubt it's the most important one out there that Solidworks has to direct their resources at.
If you don't like it then switch to using another software package, but as far as I know they all have the same issue.
First off the bugs I encounter are the most important to me, If you have an issue you are facing then maybe you should address it
Do you know how things get fixed??? By being vocal & pushing to get them addressed. Simply reporting SPR's doesn't get it done
Wow you have more projects then people, welcome to the real world
Did you not see my post that I acknowledged that their probably is a large list of issues that need to be addressed
Should there really be that many issues?
My issue is not just a function that just doesn't work, An add-on that we paid extra for that doesn't do what it's suppose to
How do we make this software the best, by offering criticism & not standing pat when we face major issues
I do not plan on going anywhere any time soon, I have invested many hours working with SWX & doing whatever I can to make it the best software
What have you done to improve SWX????
You claim to be so busy that you have more projects to get done than you have people to do them, yet you find the time to search the SWX forums and make a comment like that? I know at my company we have invested time and money into this software and yet we encounter the same issues and nothing ever gets fixed. Kudos to James for speaking up and trying to make this software better. Maybe if you spent less time criticizing other people when they are trying to do good you would get some of those projects completed.
Keep up the great work James, I agree with you on many of your post's.
Some good news
Looks like I am getting some feedback on a recent issue thanks to my VAR (Javelin)
Still haven't pin point the issue, but we have people looking into it
The squeaky wheel gets the oil!
So my latest issue has been proven (MBD issue that limits when it will work)
SWX response is that if will be fixed in SP2
I’m not really excited with a possible fix 3 months from now!
As I already said before, the lack of urgency is disappointing to say the least
Getting something done seems to take forever
Huge issue with edrawings & it's going to take a year for a fix, really
What a joke - trying to get annotations fixed in edrawings
So this huge issue was identified back in MAY, with a formal SPR submitted
large designs with annotations take forever to load in edrawings
I was told SWX will see what they can do to fix this issue in possibly SP4 - 2016
Then i was told it's fixed in 2017 & they are trying to back fix it in 2016
So 2017 pre-release comes out & surprise surprise no fix in sight
So I inquire & what's going on?
Now they are saying it might be fixed in SP3 - April 2017
Are you kidding me!
Why am I paying for support again?
They build features that make designs unusable in edrawimgs & can't fix it for a year
How is this acceptable?
This would not fly in the real world I tell you, If I sold something to my customer & it doesn't work
I would not lead him along for 6 months then tell him maybe he will see a fix next year