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curtk  
#21 Posted : Thursday, May 07, 2020 2:45:32 PM(UTC)
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After working more with the software things are not perfect yet with my past issues either . V8 is still stronger when it comes to blending solids . I know they are working on this so hopefully things get better
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#22 Posted : Thursday, May 07, 2020 3:15:57 PM(UTC)
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Thank you for this feedback, but I think that the hope for future improvements and bug-fixes can certainly not be a rational basis for a well-considered purchase decision.
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#23 Posted : Thursday, May 07, 2020 4:28:01 PM(UTC)
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I didn't base my purchase on " hope " I based it on example set by the demo . While I've seen improvement there are things that stand out the deeper I get into it .
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#24 Posted : Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:17:00 AM(UTC)
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I upgraded SharkCAD Pro v10 to v12.

In general, I did not notice an improvement in the stability of the program. The program works as usual. Yes, I noticed some minor oddities. But it was not critical and I had too few time to test all tools.

The new tools are pretty useful, but pretty simple too. They work well with simple surfaces or curves. If you want something a bit more complicated than the examples from Punchcad's video tutorials, then new gray hair is guaranteed. :)

GOOD:

1. The upgrade price is quite reasonable
2. New version includes Power Pack

BAD:

SubD to NURB tool is disappeared :(
I can’t say that I often used this, but it was a very very useful tool for my rapid modeling workflows.


VERY VERY BAD: CONCEPT EXPLORER :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

I tried to resize Concept Explorer. Now it covers the entire work area and it is not possible to reset it.
Now, working with the program is not possible.

I am not upset. Perhaps this is my chance to deal with my innate laziness and at last to start learning another software.
Maybe a rhino will be more obedient than a shark? ;)

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#25 Posted : Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:26:15 AM(UTC)
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There is a new release. Drop Todd an email and get a link. The concept explorer nearly made me throw my laptop through the window. It affected any window you resized.
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#26 Posted : Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:44:28 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: UGMENTALCASE Go to Quoted Post
There is a new release. Drop Todd an email and get a link. The concept explorer nearly made me throw my laptop through the window. It affected any window you resized.


Yes, I already got a new build and some recommendations like "Factory All". But it did not help. Yes, Shark/VC is not a popular software and the development resource is very limited. Therefore, each new release is worse than the previous one.
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#27 Posted : Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:42:48 PM(UTC)
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Use just a old config from your last backup. or make you no full backups of your system or from the config? This is the wrong way. Backups are very important. What make you after a HDD-Crash when you have no Backup? I use Acronis True Image, this is still the best because this need no Windows Volume Shadow Service like all the other Backup-Programs. This negative Feedback of Acronis True Image - i have no idea why they have so much negative Feedback, maybe because they work sometimes with bugs in the same way like Punch!CAD.

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digitalphaser  
#28 Posted : Friday, June 05, 2020 1:38:20 AM(UTC)
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Hi,
3 weeks ago I demanded money back. A week ago they told me that very soon everything will be fixed. But it seems to me that there is a significant difference between "fixed" and "money back."

I already have a similar patient in my software collection. This is Xara Designer Pro. This software for many years almost does not develop. Every year are released only minor, poorly working updates. This rests on old loyal users and few newcomers fooled by beautiful marketing images and videos.

It reminds me of a patient in a perennial coma. Actually alive, but practically
dead.

It seems that Shark/VC has chosen the same strategy. The only problem is getting worse and worse.
digitalphaser  
#29 Posted : Friday, June 12, 2020 4:05:43 AM(UTC)
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Unfortunately, punchcad simply ignore my requests for a refund. Although the "mooney back guarantee" is on their website. This is pure trick. Oh well. It was the last money they received from me. I won’t buy this shit anymore.

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#30 Posted : Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:51:02 AM(UTC)
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Uuuuummm this is interesting indeed. I've now, after a week or so, started getting weird behaviour. Subtract solids leaves the solids but also performs a subtract. Crashes are creeping in doing basic stuff. More so when you go back and edit a previous sketch just doesn't like it. This is Shark pro v12 as well. V11 was a complete joke, which I hadn't wasted my money on it.
But like you they didn't care about that
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#31 Posted : Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:09:14 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: UGMENTALCASE Go to Quoted Post
Uuuuummm this is interesting indeed. I've now, after a week or so, started getting weird behaviour. Subtract solids leaves the solids but also performs a subtract. Crashes are creeping in doing basic stuff. More so when you go back and edit a previous sketch just doesn't like it. This is Shark pro v12 as well. V11 was a complete joke, which I hadn't wasted my money on it.
But like you they didn't care about that


Yesterday punchcad requested my order number. I hope this ends in a peaceful way.

As for the new version, FIRST INTENSIVE TESTING THEN PURCHASE.
I was bribed by positive reviews here on the forum. Twice a year, I invest in soft- & hardware, so I just bought it.
It was a mistake. My personal copy of SharkCad Pro 12 is extremely unstable and full of bugs. I do not want to describe everything in detail, the program is teeming with oddities. The last straw was the crash after using Assorted Colors tool. Seriously? I realized that I will never use this software, and I just donated 580€. Although I realized this three weeks ago, I was hoping that I was maybe wrong.

I will continue to use 10th version because I have thousands of *.vcp/*.sfx projects stored. But what is happening with Shark now is a shame. DO NOT SELL UNFINISHED PRODUCTS. DO NOT JUST REMOVE OLD TOOLS. DO NOT SPIT ON LOYAL USERS. ETC...........
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MPSchmied  
#32 Posted : Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:44:21 AM(UTC)
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I guess Posh.de know why they do not waste time for making the german translation. The last translated version is the best version.
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jlm  
#33 Posted : Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:34:12 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: posh.de Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: curtk Go to Quoted Post
...having an error message and my solid model shredded into a screwy wire frame after doing a couple undo's .

still the dreaded model corruption by undos... don't try this at home ;-) at least before having several incrementing file revisions by "File > Save as...".


What's done cannot be undone (Macbeth V12).
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