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Dear Altair,

 

I  have been a passionate license owner of the Evolve software for a few years now. I utilize Evolve in my professional engineering work mainly in the areas of product design and surface modeling. There is no doubt Evolve delivers some invaluable features which makes designer's life a lot easier and makes certain processes much more efficient.

 

While recognizing Evolve as a strong asset of my business, unfortunately I need to point out that all Evolve users are being neglected by Altair for the past 1.5 year now. Let me ask this question... Did you decide to cut off the development of EVOLVE (STUDIO) without letting customers know about it? As of right now, we are heading for 2 years without any major version update?  The most frustrating fact is that Altair (SolidThinking) resellers are contacting Evolve users asking to renew their maintenance license... this is my second year while I am about to pay for my Evolve license and while gaining nothing new from the software. 

 

I would appreciate if you can share the roadmap of the EVOLVE (STUDIO) software and its delivery timeline with ALL Evolve software users?

 

Thank you,

Greg

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I downloaded beta version. After start, I received a message: your trial will expire tonight. Why so little time to trial?

Meanwhile, I figured out that the beta version is still very raw. The program constantly crashes, and the simplest operations on geometry lead to errors.

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On 6/29/2019 at 7:11 PM, krasnovpro said:

I started some work for trial on the beta version and I was sure that after those 9 days, I get another license to continue....

 

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Hi to all,
i've received mail with link fir new Inspire Studio beta3.
Installed but licence is expired (9 days for previous beta).
Someone know how to activate new beta???

Thank you

claudio

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9 hours ago, Claudio said:

Hi to all,
i've received mail with link fir new Inspire Studio beta3.
Installed but licence is expired (9 days for previous beta).
Someone know how to activate new beta???

Thank you

claudio

Solved, support sended me license file,

thanx

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Hi,

 

I have the same feelings like the thread starter.

What led you to the decision to replace Evolve with Inspire Studio?

It it incredible slow, does not support actual Macs. The only Macs supported are at least 5 years old!

You took my money for doing exactly nothing what helps in my daily work.

As a professional customer I do not even get an answer of you team by e-mail.

Sorry to say it this harsh but the actual release is a big fail. The most worst made piece of software I ever saw in 30 years of experience.

By the way: the german "translation" is a joke, too - a bad one.

I'm absolutely disappointed.

 

Frankg

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We are sorry to hear about the frustration a few of our customers are having with migrating to Inspire Studio.  We are, and will continue to work on these issues in order to match and exceed the expectation set by Evolve.

 

Although we have a large number of customers that have happily migrated from Evolve to Studio, we are aware that it is impossible to make everyone happy, satisfy every need, and have a perfect transition.  So we will continue to provide support for Evolve until Studio has matured to a point where it can fully replace Evolve.

 

We have a wide range of customers with various needs and expectations.  A large number of our customers also use additional Altair products in their daily work.  Studio was built on our shared Altair user interface in order to accommodate this customer base as well as making it more accessible to a larger group of users.

 

We will continue to release intermediate updates as critical issues are addressed, and will be releasing significant quarterly versions from this point forward.

In addition, our UI translations are being reviewed and edited by native speaking people with industry knowledge.  Updates for this will be made as soon as they are completed.

 

We would like to highly encourage anyone that has feedback, questions, or issues to report to use the "Feedback" link provided under "Help" in the product.  This information is sent directly to our team, and by providing your device details, versions, etc...makes it much more efficient for us to understand the issues and solve them as quickly as possible.

 

Thank you,

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I have been working with Inspire Studio 2019.3.2 in two weeks on an iMac...no bugs so far and no system-failure/force quit at all. I have the impression it is solid and even more stable than Evolve.

A lot of new interface to learn though ;-)

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On 11/19/2019 at 9:41 PM, Darren Chilton said:

We are sorry to hear about the frustration a few of our customers are having with migrating to Inspire Studio.  We are, and will continue to work on these issues in order to match and exceed the expectation set by Evolve.

 

Although we have a large number of customers that have happily migrated from Evolve to Studio, we are aware that it is impossible to make everyone happy, satisfy every need, and have a perfect transition.  So we will continue to provide support for Evolve until Studio has matured to a point where it can fully replace Evolve.

 

We have a wide range of customers with various needs and expectations.  A large number of our customers also use additional Altair products in their daily work.  Studio was built on our shared Altair user interface in order to accommodate this customer base as well as making it more accessible to a larger group of users.

 

We will continue to release intermediate updates as critical issues are addressed, and will be releasing significant quarterly versions from this point forward.

In addition, our UI translations are being reviewed and edited by native speaking people with industry knowledge.  Updates for this will be made as soon as they are completed.

 

We would like to highly encourage anyone that has feedback, questions, or issues to report to use the "Feedback" link provided under "Help" in the product.  This information is sent directly to our team, and by providing your device details, versions, etc...makes it much more efficient for us to understand the issues and solve them as quickly as possible.

 

Thank you,

I sent a long list of bugs and workflow issues to your team. This was in June 2019.

i never could imagine that the final product still has these bugs, but it had.

i was told that all these issues are not relevant or no productive ways of working so they will not be addressed.

This is ridiculous. I work since 1987 with NURBS modellers, but I never saw one which makes it so hard to work with.

For example for what reason did you remove the technical drawing environment? I need this for every project.

Actually I have to load my final design in ViaCAD to make the drawings.

Another one: the construction history of all Evolve Models will be removed by opening them in Studio.

I have no idea what makes this “feature” professional. It kills my workflow.

I have to reuse my designs. They should be modified to create new versions.

If I must invest time to rebuilt them again I want to be sure you are not deciding for another new software in short which kill again my work.

You say native speakers with technical background do a review of the German translation?

I can’t believe. I did the localisation of many 3D packages as Alias Sketch and Upfront, Poser and Raydream Designer in 90 is . I can tell you the actual translation is no German at all.

But the biggest point is that you can not use Studio on the Mac by the simple fact that someone decided to create a workflow which does not support the Trackpad, not the Magic Mouse and no other Apple input device.

I tried several mice for windows, but Studio does not react every time on that unique left right mouse click and you can’t configure it a different way.

The trackpad does only zoom regardless which gesture you use.

So you can’t work simply by the fact you can’t navigate fast and intuitive.

As a consequence of this new interface you also killed the onscreen buttons for translating, rotating and zooming the view.

This is a guide to “How can I create a UI that makes it impossible to work?”

As krasnocpro wrote: no one ever has worked with this software at least no one who does design work.

 

I don’t think you have many customers and for me I wonder if not Fusion 360 is the better choice.

I paid two times for no update and at last came Studio with half the features, but as an annual subscription and nearly no support, weak documentation and slow development.

Just tell me one reason why to stay.

 

regards

 

Frank

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