I agree Mark - and NO, you're not being too harsh. AutoDesk is in complete denial that they actually have the WORST 3D Parametric Modeling software on the Market.
And the reason for that is just as you have stated - They won't get the BASIC Functions / Functionality of the software to work correctly! Focus less on Marketing & more on Your Products.
Inventor has a LONG laundry list of issues that just keeps getting longer and NEVER get fixed or addressed.
Look the fact is that if AutoDesk will Release INVENTOR 2013 and then have to issue a SERVICE PACK [That doesn't even work properly] - 3 MONTHS BEFORE THE YEAR 2013 even gets here, What does that say?
THEY DON'T CARE - Because they don't have to! It's Ridiculous & Embarrassing.
I have lost any hope of them making Inventor better.
Yes I'm going to say the "S" Word here - SOLIDWORKS - Blows Inventor OUT OF THE WATER.
First bug encoutered !
The bug is repeatable and is present on at least 2 machines. If someone can reproduce it, it would be nice. Here it is:
When you edit a weldment in context, double click a weld to edit it, you get a pop-up saying :"Access violation - no RTTI data" then, Inventor is broken, it doesn't crash but you have to close it. If you edit a weld not in context it's ok.
I like it
My Application Options came through unchange after update.
My application options reset randomly, which must be normal since Autodesk doesn't seem to have a problem with it. It must be a feature. As such, SP1 is just giving you more of what you must want: default settings. Why would you customize anyway? You don't like perfection?
This is the first time I have seen that feature. I am just glad it did not reset my ribbon changes and keyboard shortcuts.
Of course, Murphy probably trolls these forums and will read this one.