So let me get this straight with the naming. Wildfire5 stopped at
m060, and creo elements Pro started at m065? Is that correct? So Creo
elements pro is the exact same as WF5, other than the name?
Here we have now spent a couple months time testing the "most recent"
version of WF5 (as listed in the downloads page), and turns out its
older than dirt, after all of our testing was approved. (well, we do
have some issues) And I still dont know if Creo Elements is the same
as WF5. Go live date is almost here, I cant just throw on the latest
Creo elements without the team redoing the months of testing scripts
To name a new release something different, I suppose thats OK. But can
someone tell me one benefit of renaming a product VERSION half thru its
I agree with Doug that it was a Marketing Disaster.
Why take your crown jewel of 25 years and disrespect it by changing it's name one release before you retire it? I belive PTC was looking at new potential customers and they did not want them to think that getting Wildfire was going to be older software than the recently announced Creo. So it seems to be a Marketing decisions but no one will really know for sure.
It makes no sense to the current users and It's ashamed they could not retire Pro/ENGINEER with a little more respect. If Pro/E retired at Wildfire 5 and then Creo came along, it would have been easy to understand, but to rebrand it one version before killing it was a bad choice in my opinion.
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