I've been using SolidWorks since early 2000 and have never fully understood the point of the "Prerelease". Is this sort of the final Beta version that is offered to the masses just to catch that last little scurrying bug that the Beta testers couldn't stomp? With the latest Beta testing for 2004 is there really a need for a Prerelease since the program is so widespread? Should the Prerelease not be uised for production work because it is considered a Beta version? I know officially only SP0 is supported for production use, but has anyone in the past been burned by using a Beta or Prerelease version for production work? I assume that if you use the Beta or PR and create or use some feature that is dropped in SP0 that you could run into trouble, but what other issues could arise? I know that most will say wait for SP0, but I'd really like to make use of some new functionality ASAP.
19 years ago