This comment is directed at PTC's marketing, not you. Once again, PTC is shafting long time users who spent far more for their old licenses and countless maintenance $$$ over the years by providing new users more functionality for less money. We already bought our licenses at the then current high prices, paid once to upgrade them to foundation, paid maintenance for decades but now we have to upgrade them again to XE to get the new functionality. The upgrade cost wouldn't be so bad if it didn't add insult to injury by increasing maintenance costs ad infinitum. I am seriously contemplating stopping maintenance for about 3 years to save up the cash to buy new licenses in the future. It would be very cost effective in the long run. PTC try to bleed existing customers by making them buy upgrades to get functionality that they give away to new customers.
Thanks for clearing that up. I took your previous post to mean that Foundation XE would be required. I fully understand the need to have the new release to get the new functionality. I take back my previous rant. Good job PTC.