Mike des Ligneris (Unregistered) 09/07/09 12:45 PM
Solidworks leaves me in the lurch
2009 is the first year out of 12 that I have defaulted on the Subscription payment to SW I applaud the advancements but I feel strongly about a software vendor that got me on board because they sold a PC-based 3D CAD system which one-man users such as myself were waiting for, but now are playing with the 'big boys' and still expecting me to fund the salaries of all the VAR's and programmers. I want a low-cost version of the basic functions that my son and other yougsters can buy and use without breaking the bank. Including a 'greenness' program that tells me to use aluminum rather than magnesium is just hype. Come on Solidworks, I supported you for 12 years, now give me a break and reduce my subscription fee as a reward for long service and also something that I can use economically when I retire.
I am in a very similar frame of mind, I love Solidworks. I have faithfully renewed my maintenance since the product was introduced. I could care less about a lot of the features that have bloated this product over the years. This new environmental package takes the cake though. Please offer a stripped down package without the bells and whistles we dont ring or blow. I did not renew my maintenance for the 2010 year. My business is needing to trim the fat and a bloated Maintenance subscription was one of the casualties.