vfrontiers wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Agree... this is bad enough... What's really going to be tough to swallow is next April..
I ALWAYS knew there would be some point at which we'd make 2 payments and get 1 upgrade...
Starting to sound more like INSURANCE than software.
This would be laughable and funny if it weren't so sad.
And I'm not even upgrading to this version.
And if you subscription folks think you're mad now, just wait until it's released and you find out that you still have to go through another 5,6,7 or 8 hotfixes before it's even fully usable and stable enough to carry over most of your projects to.
Which should probably place you at around a month or two away from the Version 24 release announcement (and probably another 6 months for the actual release after the announcement if they keep the current model).
(*Warning! :Rant incoming.
Look away now, if you're of sensitive disposition.
You've been warned)
What is the point of the Beta testing period and the whole beta testing process if they're still going to delay and postpone the release anyway by up to 4 months, just to fix the problems that were not caught by the beta testing (I'm assuming)?
And then to top it all off is the radio silence from Graphisoft (their standard Modus Operandi for everything) and leaving customers to have to rely on resellers or forums like this to get any information (if any at all, even).
And like I said, I'm not even upgrading to this version since there really wasn't anything in the upcoming features that I feel were aimed to a small user like myself (and haven't really been since Version 21 which is the main version I'm still on right now). So I can only imagine how maddening this must be for subscription folks who, knowing that even when they do eventually get their hands on it, unless they're big firms, there's not a whole lot in the upgrade that will justify all of this.
It's all just worrying signs as to what lies ahead in the future of this once great software.
I was actually remarking to a colleague about how ArchiCAD used to be the pioneering software and front-runner among its rival.
The marketing tagline of one of their versions not that long ago was, "ArchiCAD : The only BIM software on the market that is fully multi-core aware and take full advantage of multi-core CPU's"
Now, in 2019, they're literally the only BIM software on the market that's incapable of making use of a multi-monitor work environment and to leverage today's powerful graphics cards and GPU's to do so.
How far the mighty have fallen.
I was not sure what to expect in next year's version 24 (which is the one I was planning on upgrading to).
Now I'm fully dreading it.