I would think so, if you import a model directly into Showcase, you don't get the "immersive", you needed to use the Design Suite function. It was one of those little link/add-ins that never really was explained well.
mmm ... you should still be able to get the Design Suite functionality even if you don't have the design suite installed. I teach (for now, but might drop it for next year) a Showcase module in my Inventor Foundation Workshop. The students don't have the product design suite - they get the student licenses for Inventor Pro and Showcase separately. With both of them installed, completely independent of any PDS bundling, they still have the Suite Workflows stuff available to go from Inventor to Showcase.
Showcase only is one aspect, Alias and Sketchbook is another.
When I decided to subscribe to PrDS some years ago, I did this because of the total combo. Now I'm seeing, that this combo is cut off, and many parts are moved to 360 solutions. Not good for me, because all this stuff is depending on reliable Internet connections.
Now PrDS is cut off remarkably. I could have been thinking of continuous extensions as an aspect for additional customers instead. But no way.
My consequence: Meanwhile I'm beyond 65 of age. I'm not dement and in good psychical health, but customers begin laughing about people like me. I think, I've been doing no bad job in Betas and in some forums, but I can't live from that.
Therefore I regret, that I can't extend my subscription with the new conditions.
This is why I object to susbscription and only uprgade after I see what I am getting.
They expect us to pay in advance for improvements and upgrades, but wont disclose what is planned. We have to hope we get something usefull. This year they remove products that people have paid to own. So does this mean people that paid for Alias 2013, Showcase 2013 etc and paid an annual fee for upgrades and improvements get to keep using the last included version, or will the license fine print and lack of backwards compatability mean that those users who wat to upgrade to Inventor 2015 are stuck?
Glad I droped subs in 2013. 2014 had nothing for me and reported bugs were not fixed, 2015 has nothing of interest but also removes what I need. No point even looking next year.
I guess 2014 will the last for many others.
Rumor has it that Showcase will be back in. Check with your reseller or watch for more information later. I think the point is that Autodesk does listen.
If true, it's an okay knee-jerk reaction this time, but it doesn't help me as I use Sketchbook and Alias as well. In fact, I spent literally hundreds of hours in 2013 learning to use Alias which has now been unceremoniously ejected from the "Tools I Own" account.
Losing 3 of the 4 applications I use in PDS in one fell swoop with zero prior warning from AD or my "VAR" has convinced me that subscription is no longer worth it for me. Good thing 2014 does everything I need for the time being.
Your posting shows you are on Ultimate. Doesn't that mean your subscription still includes those applications?
Check out the image at the bottom of this post http://designandmotion.net/news/autodesk-product-f
All the editions are affected.
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