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When it comes to CAD software, there’s likely no topic more divisive than that of maintenance fees. Ahh,¬†fabulous¬†subscription service–the additional yearly charge, on top of any license cost, which typically includes product upgrades and support, often through a reseller of the software. Last week, two SolidWorks Partner websites, TPM and ModernTech, posted a new “Subscription…

So, the post about SolidWorks enforcing their long-standing policy of only granting service packs to the entitled on Subscription Service got some mild interest, boosted antacid sales and Devon’s Blog even interviewed the VP of Customer Services at SolidWorks, Rich Welch, about the matter. I could pick apart the interview notes Devon took, but I’d…