Has SW 2018 been buggy or pretty stable? I tend to wait till service pack 2 to go live with every release.
Just loaded SP 1 today, working fine so far - I wouldn't wait
Good to know John Stoltzfus, I know you were an early adopter.
None here either
We tend to go SP 4 before upgrading but since we wait so long we basically only get inspired to upgrade when the new version is out. So we just upgraded to 2017 when 2018 came out. It's sad really the lack of innovation from Solidworks makes it almost entirely pointless to upgrade until you have to. And the only difference you tend to notice is extra problems, I almost never notice any improvements.
Its not just SolidWorks. I am an admin for both our SolidWorks and Creo users. We recently upgraded from SolidWorks 2015 to 2017, and also from Creo 2.0 to 4.0. Of course it is subjective, but neither I or my users noticed a single compelling enhancement in either upgrade.
CAD software has become quite mature, and other some new extensions (PCB, CAM, MBD), there doesn't seem to be much room left for significant innovation. The work involved in upgrades for moderate to large user bases seems hardly worth it anymore.
Jim Proctor Maybe you need to see the new stuff in Solid Edge 2019? Hey, I had to say it.
Ryan McVay - Amazing what people have to say that can't use SolidWorks - hehehe
Oh my the little boys clique did not like my opinion and has decided I needed to be shamed. Cute.
I've seen some great improvements in the past few years. I didn't know how great they were until someone pointed them out to me.
Dynamic Reference Visualization is a game changer:
Performance evaluation is very helpful.
They've done some work with Weldments to make the Cutlists work better in BOMs.
You can now create a broken-out section view of detail views. I really like that one.
There are other improvements that I'm using, but those some pretty big improvements for me. So, I disagree a little bit. But, if you aren't exposed to the improvements you may not know they exist. I think it was John who showed me the Dynamic Reference Visualization, my VAR introduced me to the new Performance Evaluation, and I learned about the Cutlist and drawing improvements on these forums.
We upgrade when Corporate tells us to. They were in a Hurry last time and I had wished they would have waited. 2017 did not have a very good start.
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