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Open letter to the solidworks dev team.

Question asked by Tim Smith on Jul 20, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 2, 2020 by Krzysztof Szpakowski

I originally posted this back in 2017. There are bugs that I had then that I still have now. Some modules seem to have got worse in subsequent releases. I thought it was time to repost it and see if the appetite to address this has changed.


Dear Solidworks development team, please kick the development car into neutral, flick on your signal light and pull over onto the shoulder. Now, get out of the car and turn around. See that highway of development, new tools sets, slick UI's, behind you. That is the highway your community of users is following along behind you, eager to see whats over the next horizon. Take a closer look, see the unfinished on ramp? The lack of lane markings for about 10 miles near Albuquerque? The one section that has one way street signs, in both directions! This is the highway we have to use to follow you. Do you get where I am coming from? I want to see whats over the next horizon, but my time and effort to get there has to weighed against the next vista, is it going to be amazing enough to warrant being stuck on an unfinished on ramp. So, here is what I'm asking. Dear Solidworks team, stop making new roads to distant places, for one year, maybe even two, come back down the road to where we are and fix the infrastructure, put up all the sign posts, make that blacktop run smooth with no potholes, get rid of the off ramps and on ramps that lead to nowhere, or worse loop around on themselves. Lets get this highway running smooth, solid and bulletproof stable. Then I'll follow this road, then this road will be worth following.