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#1 Thomas Davis

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 07:32 AM

Has anyone heard of a price increase for 2022?
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#2 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 08:23 AM

Thomas, Yes $10.00/key/month



#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 08:28 AM

It's on the title page.


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#4 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 08:38 AM

Yes it’s been on the start page for a couple of weeks. I think it should have been posted before 2022 came out. You could have upgraded to 2022 for $1,095. Now I see the cost of the regular upgrade has gone up to $1,395, which doesn’t make since. They said the seat price upgrade had to help with the upkeep of Softplan+, not the regular upgrade. It seems like a lot of you really like +, but for me and what I do I really don’t see the benefit of + since I’ve been using it for a couple of months. I don’t need Wayfair 3D Models. Just my 2 cents

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#5 Thomas Davis

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 08:43 AM

It's on the title page.


Well that explains it! I have not opened SP in a while, so when I saw it on my bank statement, I was a bit shocked. I did not remember seeing an email or any posts about the increase.

#6 Vince Caron

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 10:49 AM

I received a snail mail postcard this past week.



#7 Michael Landry

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 03:35 PM

I received a snail mail postcard this past week.

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#8 Fred Dickson

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 08:05 PM

To me the extra price is worth every penny.  I've been in some must have answers right away situations and the support at softplan has been awesome.  Nothing more to say!  


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#9 David Zawadzki

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 09:26 PM

Looks like we will have to add another $10 to our bill to our customers.


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Posted 11 January 2022 - 11:14 AM

When I can right click to align or center with wall above or below AND I can show stairs above or below with a right click then you can add the $10 a month (and, of course, the connection with the APA wall bracing).  Oh.....almost forgot.  Add the dead load weight to wall items, use the area code of each user for live load requirements and then calculate loads through the structure - then you can add the $10!  And, of course, generate the beam, post and pier sizing obviously.  Then,  go ahead and add the $10.   ;)


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Posted 02 February 2022 - 04:51 PM

I can understand if you are using SP+ everyday that the monthly fee is affordable but I am starting to enter semi retirement , so I am only active in spirts. I have been using SP13 forever, and was way too busy to learn a whole new system so didn't upgrade. Since I had more time, I inquired about upgrading. I was told that SP+ was the way to go because at anytime you could switch over from plus to the latest version and the monthly fee would go towards that purchase the latest version and any upgrades made along the way. They told me that the upgrade price was the same as two years of plus subscription, so it was a no brainer to go with "plus" and lock in the latest version once I wanted slow down. (I subscribed with SP+ in Jan. 2021.) 

I don't know if I missed a memo but SP now does not use your subscription fee towards upgrades. I am disappointed in the lack notification of this change. Did anyone hear about this and I just miss it?  



#12 Don Gibbons

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Posted 02 February 2022 - 05:19 PM

Chris, if you're on the subscription, all the updates are included. When they come out with a new version, you can download an install it.



#13 Kris Marteinsson

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Posted 02 February 2022 - 05:22 PM

I had purchased 2018. I went on Plus and upgraded to 2020. I quit using Softplan to use some other software and stopped Plus. All good. I have since come back to Softplan and enquired about upgrading and did my Plus payments count towards the upgrade fee. I was told that there is a credit only if I upgrade when I quit Plus. I wasn't told about this and would have upgraded at that time if I had known the rule. Bottom line is they want you to go on subscription and aren't really helping you otherwise.



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Posted 02 February 2022 - 05:24 PM

Yes, you get the latest version but you don't get to keep it if you quit Plus. You revert to the last version you owned outright. QUITE IMPORTANT.



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Posted 02 February 2022 - 08:16 PM

Even after I stop taking on new work, I will need to access my drawings for my old clients, so at some point I would think we will all need to lock in. Who wants to keep paying for a subscription when you no longer have paying clients. I do drawings for some charities and don't charge which I plan on doing even after I retire completely.

Bottom line is that it is what it is. 



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Posted 02 February 2022 - 08:40 PM

Yes, you get the latest version but you don't get to keep it if you quit Plus. You revert to the last version you owned outright. QUITE IMPORTANT.

 

Yes, that's correct, but I believe that if your monthly payments are equal to or greater than the cost of the latest version, that you are deemed to own that version. At least that is how it was explained to us. Can someone at Softplan please confirm this?


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#17 Chris Robinson

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Posted 02 February 2022 - 10:01 PM

That is not what I was told today from sales. They told me, since the last version I purchased was SP13 I need to pay the full $1995 upgrade to 2022. That was a little bit of a shock. I was specifically told, when I subscribed to "plus" that I could purchase the current version and my monthly fee would go towards it. Same sales person. 



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Posted 03 February 2022 - 07:29 AM

That is not what I was told today from sales. They told me, since the last version I purchased was SP13 I need to pay the full $1995 upgrade to 2022. That was a little bit of a shock. I was specifically told, when I subscribed to "plus" that I could purchase the current version and my monthly fee would go towards it. Same sales person. 

Pretty sure that's what I was told and have been under the assumption that was the case.

 

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#19 Mark Phaneuf

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 04:26 AM

Still trying to figure this out. I recently upgraded from 2016 to 2022. I don’t particularly care for web or cloud based products, however I’m finding that SP+ infact does a few things that my seat does not. One such example is file formatting for other rendering programs. I am looking into this now because my models must be able to imported into highend visualization platforms. I used to use Artlantis and I would export a 3ds from SP. It seems sku format is norm now.




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