We have been using Model Manager v17.0 for 5 years. We don't use any other module of PTC Creo as we are using Siemens Solid Edge as our CAD software.
We think that it is time to update Model Manager but we'd like to wait to v20.0.
I have found some info about PTC Creo E/D v20.0 but all news about Model Manager that I can find is about tools to migrate to Windchill but none about developing of v20.0.
Do you know if Model Manager v20.0 is going to be developed?
Should we migrate to Windchill?
Thank you very much in advance!
Model Manager v20 is still being released and will coincide with the other Creo Elements Direct v20 releases. I think it is slated for a December 2016 release but I do not have an official date.
As for moving from Model Manager to Windchill that is something that your company is going to need to look into as to what can be migrated from Model Manager to Windchill (PDMLink). I can tell you coming from a very customized Model Manager environment the migration tasks would be very daunting and time consuming, as well a completely new experience for users.
One voice of hopefully more that will add to this question here.
As Thomas mentions, indeed v20 will be released in December 2016.
We have seen roadmaps where there are plans for v21 and v22.
So no need to migrate to Windchill if you don't need extra functionality.
Companies considering a migration to Windchill must note that as of today, only Modeling/Model Manager V19 (nineteen) can be migrated.
We have received official statement from PTC. Model Manager will no longer be developed. Only perfective maintenance (Bug Fixing, Windows compatibility). No any functional enchancements. The "Evolution" for MM customer: Model Manger -> Workgroup Manager + WindChill. But the software is not discontinued.
Thank you all for your replies.
According to your comments It seems that Model Manager is not going to be discontinued (despite there will not be new functionalities), does It mean that we will have v21 and v22 as well?
On the latest ptc slide it looks like this:
Moreover, Statement of PTC to guarantee a support of further 5-7 years after the last (whenever) CED-version.