We also have the Intralink 3.4 issue. we have a functional test environment of Pro/I 9.1 M020 running. we will probably migrate to Wintralink9.1 m030 some this fall/winter.
That will give time for more build codes to come out after WF5 first ships in maybe September
WF5.0 looks to be a very good release. The sketch of points pattern is on the top of our list. There are several other enhancements that our users are looking forward to, some little some big.
I don't think the manufacturing wildfirization is complete in WF5. WF5 PP definitely has some improvements in MFG.
We're also still using Intralink 3.4, and will remain on Wildfire 4 for a while yet: probably until we get fully on the PDMLink bandwagon... As Ter says, "it will not be your ordinary upgrade" - and will impact a range of things. I'm sure some will try out Wildfire 5 with Intralink 3.4 - see if that even works, and what stability is like.
On the topic of Wildfire,I reckonit's taken until the latest M100 to get a decent Wildfire 4.0 build, ridding it of several bugs that directly impacted our work... and I'd rather PTC remove existing bugs than push new versions. We still have a problem with "Variable Sheet Size" in WF4 not auto-filling as WF3 did: I've mentioned it here before, but still no fix yet... PTC initially said it wouldn't be fixed again until Wildfire 5.0 - though now after some angry words from me to our PTC contact, tech support was back in touch to say they hope to fix in WF4... progress!?
I look forward to folks posting their experiences with Wildfire 5.0 - from PTC's blurb they've delayed the release by months because of quality concerns - interesting to see how stable WF5 turns out to be. As mentioned, we'll stick with Ilink 3.4 on 13 dataservers for a while yet...
In Reply to Terrence McFall:
Wow - are we the only company that has to take compatibility w/IL 3.4 into consideration? For us the decision to go to WF5 also requires an upgrade to Windchill.
Considering dollars, training, compatibilities AND crossing all fingers hoping the software delivers as promised - this will not be your ordinary upgrade.