I believe there are other company in this situation:
At the begining of this year we signed the maintenance for 3 years for ProE. Starting with next year is gone be a new product Creo... and not Pro/E anymore
What happend with the training for the new product (I believe we have to pay for this one)?
What happend with all the tools and applications done in Toolkit, VB, Weblink, etc (will continue to work with the new product)?
Seems that now the company need to invest more money in training and aditional programs that helped designers and programmes in their work?
I spoke to the Belgian reseller of pro-e this morning. As he told me everything stays the same if you use the same program items like part, asm and 2D functionalitys. Of course if you need more you will have to pay more. If you need courses for those additional programs it will cost you.
The advance is that you can choose the functionalitys you need. Another can choose those he needs and they are all interchangable.
The question lies with you, what do you want?
Hope you understand some better now.
If its the usual deal they will let you debug it for them with your old license file but will require a new license file for the fixed release.
I think Mr Burt Land is right. My reseller didn't even mention that but I quess that is the way most programmakers does it.