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StuRut  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 18, 2024 6:26:11 PM(UTC)
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I'm pulling my hair out with this software. I've reported many things to Punch since installing the updated V14 on a Macbook Pro (from my V12) back in November '23 and only one has been resolved - and that was the drop-down menus that would randomly prevent any selections.

Is it just me or is anybody else having issues with the following:

- Line or arrow tool (or any active tool) will randomly click on the drawing 'after' changes have been made (such as line weight / colour) in the inspector.
- Plan views suddenly disappear when adding lines and only re-appear when dynamically zooming in and out again.
- The content of deleted layers randomly re-appear in other layers when the file is re-opened at a later date. This content can only be manually deleted out of the layer it has dropped itself into and in some cases this can be thousands of lines.
- Outputting drawings to PDF can randomly be of really low line quality caused by some drawing content in the drawing. It is only by tedious trial and error of turning off of layers etc to find the offending item causing the issue. But there is nothing unusual about the item that is causing the issue but I have to leave it turned off to get a decent quality drawing out - obviously missing some items !
- I think the program has real problems handling drawing data pulled in from .DWG files - which in the real world, we have no choice but to use.
- Viewing models / drawing data in 3D are clipped so you can rarely see the whole model / drawing.

I've been using VIACAD on MAC OS off and on for many years. But this V14 is full of issues and there are plenty of other things I have to work around that are not listed above. I'm losing patience with the level of support Punch provide - it is token and ineffective. This is marketed as 'Pro' software and its very far from that. These need resolving - fast.
relaxibus  
#2 Posted : Friday, January 19, 2024 2:45:46 AM(UTC)
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Yeah, some issue also by my side. And yeas, the support is not the best they provide!! You can write and write and write here in the forum and not getting any answer. Sometimes yo get an answer soon. So very randomly support behavior. It is a pity that a $1.500 (SK-Pro) gives you this level of support. Compared to Alibre, unfortunately not available for MacOS... Due some continuously present issues I'm always looking for some alternatives, till now without success. I love my Shark CAD, but the issues and the support...
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GARLIC  
#3 Posted : Friday, January 19, 2024 3:33:04 AM(UTC)
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well, in this hate-love relationship we are using as companion Moi3D which is simply an excellent user friendly cad tool + excellent and unmatched user support....just my 2cts
UGMENTALCASE  
#4 Posted : Friday, January 19, 2024 9:40:38 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: relaxibus Go to Quoted Post
Yeah, some issue also by my side. And yeas, the support is not the best they provide!! You can write and write and write here in the forum and not getting any answer. Sometimes yo get an answer soon. So very randomly support behavior. It is a pity that a $1.500 (SK-Pro) gives you this level of support. Compared to Alibre, unfortunately not available for MacOS... Due some continuously present issues I'm always looking for some alternatives, till now without success. I love my Shark CAD, but the issues and the support...


Alibre (solid modelling and sheet metal - used it for 2 years never had a crash) and MOI3D Or Plasticity for surfacing. MOI 3D has the mesh to nurbs thing going on, which was ditched from shark/viacad. Also V5 is coming pretty soon I believe
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GARLIC on 1/19/2024(UTC)
TruggyDriver69  
#5 Posted : Sunday, January 21, 2024 9:08:47 AM(UTC)
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I had to go back to the original V14 (build 1616) because of so many issues.
relaxibus  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, January 23, 2024 2:57:36 AM(UTC)
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As Albre is offering a bundle of Alibre Atom3D and MeshCAM, an as MeshCAM is available for Mac, I wrote an email to Alibre to see if they have a roadmap or plan to release a Mac version. Yesterday again, few crashes doing nothing special, just moving a line, or importing a DXF, or a STEP... very annoying and I'm really tired... Yes, it is a hate-love relationship, but the hate is progressing.
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damhave on 1/24/2024(UTC)
UGMENTALCASE  
#7 Posted : Thursday, January 25, 2024 1:35:54 AM(UTC)
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I'd trial meshcam if I were you. I tried it and found it to be pretty awful. Spent my money on Estlcam and Ecam V5 instead.


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