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May 11, 2009

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Rob

I was interested when I read this, because I let my SolidWorks subscription lapse. But I think you may have mis-interpreted it. I believe it simply means that the answer to questions or issues with 2008 will no longer be, "Sorry, we don't support that version. You'll have to upgrade your install to 2009, then we can talk." Presumably, SolidWorks will also continue to offer patches (bug fixes) for 2008, as well as 2009.

But your subscription must be current to continue to receive these and any other benefits.

SolidWorks' policy of requiring a current subscription to get bug fixes for a version you own irks me. A fair policy would be to allow access to bug fixes for the version that you had at the time your subscription lapsed. They're bug fixes, after all.

Dan Bana

Autodesk is making a promotion of subs (at least here in Brazil) for those who purchased it's software after May 2008. The custumer can purchase only the subscription and will receive 2010 and 2011 versions. And i guess that the custumer don't need to have subscription to receive bug fixes. The promotion end at 24 of July 2009.

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