Enough with the incremental improvements, already. Take a year or two off the annual releases and go find yourself. Get things stabilized, kill some bugs, and take some time to reflect on what your users really need.
I loved that comic.
If they take a year (or 2) off, I want a year (or 2) off from subscription fees.
And that's why they won't be taking any time off. Pesticide costs money too.
It sure would stink to be paying them just to clean up their code.
That is pretty much what the top two of the Top Ten is referring to..........
I totally get it. BUT, we'd be paying them to fix their own problems.
Sure, we get tech support out of the deal, but really I don't use that too much. I'd rather instead pay $100 per incident for support. If I needed it 10x a year (a stretch) we'd still be waaaaaaaaay ahead. We have 16 seats plus a floating license for Simulation. A pretty penny paid for them to fix bugs and use tech support every now and then.
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(Movies aren't made like this anymore. . . . . . . )
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Truth is: It's not going to happen !
I know the "proof is in the pudding" - but it does seem that they are genuinely focused on squashing bugs. Read this blog post, it's very well written:https://michaellord.me/2017/02/21/what-do-you-want-from-solidworks-2018-beyond-solidworks-top-ten-solidworks-sww17/
What do YOU want from SOLIDWORKS 2018 & beyond! – SOLIDWORKS Top Ten #SOLIDWORKS #sww17 | Michael Lord
Agreed, very good write-up by Lord.
I saw that post shortly after he posted it and it does give me some hope. However, I am literally and figuratively from Missouri so I'll be waiting to see just how tasty the pudding is once it is finally delivered. I appreciate the efforts, but results are what really matter. (How many metaphors mixed is all that? Is it Friday yet?)
There is another HUGE problem with this request: WINDOWS.
No matter how good SolidWorks is it's still running on and interacting with Windows. And SolidWorks is asking a LOT from Windows.
What might be a more profitable discussion is if it were possible to compile SWX in Linux or another OS. They are compiling Draftsight for Umbutu and Fedora, right??
Every time I bring this up I just hear crickets. Either this is a bad idea, which I have no evidence of, or it's above everybody's head?
I had a buddy over ten years ago running SWX on a Linux laptop with a Windows emulator and he said it was around twice as fast as a Windows machine. So imagine getting rid of the middleman, the emulator, and running purely on Linux?
Dead on - Took notice that most of my 2017 issues came after a Windows update
I feel like the developers are masochists for continuing down the Windows path.
I would think that most companies would actually profit from their CAD operators having TWO computers running at once, a CAD box with a prize-fighter operating system and then a low cost Windows machine to do all the admin work. How many of us already run multiple monitors? Run a virtual KVM program and you'll never know the difference (except hopefully SWX runs way faster and crashes less).
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