The following numbers were complied by John White of White-Line Machine & Tool:
Mastercam X Aug 2005 Days on market 426
Mastercam X2 Oct 2006 Days on market 680
Mastercam X3 Aug 2008 Days on market 304
Mastercam X4 May 2009 Days on market 508
Mastercam X5 Nov 2010 Days on market 300 to date
Based on the above numbers John White wonders:
How many customers are comfortable paying two years maintenance for one product upgrade EG: X2
Only to be followed by the weakest release of Mastercam ever X3.
Then wait almost 2 years more for X4.
How is any of this going to work if there is going to be integration with Solidworks?
Solidworks 2012 is out now. When can I open these files with Mastercam? Can I install SW2012 if I am using Mastercam for Solidworks or do I have to wait for X6. What if it takes 2 years like X2 and X4?