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3D Inspection System subscribers were recently notified that the general base rate for software subscription plan rates will be increasing soon, but that we made arrangements so existing subscribers could completely avoid the increase now and in the future by simply making sure they either renew their software subscription plan prior to its expiration date each year, or by signing up for automatic renewal.

Thursday, 09 June 2011

When the brand new Phone3D for tablets and phones and Cloud3D Services technologies were introduced last year, we originally anticipated needing to charge extra Cloud membership fees in order to recoup expenses incurred by 3D for Microsoft-hosted server usage.

Our original Cloud3D Services general information page FAQ clearly outlined that such fees were yet to be determined, but meanwhile users with a current subscription could use Cloud3D℠ Services for an initial promotional period at no charge.

After careful calculation, we have now made a decision about Cloud3D Services membership fees. We bear in mind that housing and other economies are still recovering, transport/oil costs have increased, and there may be an extended bumpy road ahead for inspectors to recover their businesses back to the level prior to the downturn. Not to mention we really dislike the messy and more stringent, nickel-and-diming "per report" type of fees we notice other mobile app developers are usually charging these days. We want progressive inspectors to grow their business as much as they can without penalty. May success be rewarded further! So although 3D Inspection Systems still does incur a cost to use the Microsoft-hosted servers (beyond our initial expense just developing the Phone3D app we wanted to make available to inspectors at no charge), we have really great news for you!

At this time, we are pleased to announce to our Cloud3D promotional users that 3D Inspection Systems corporate has decided to absorb the cost of all transfers for current software subscribers each year for a normal average years worth of inspections*. We reserve the right to change this at a future time, or to charge a nominal overage fee for multi-inspection firms that greatly exceed the yearly average. This means that simply keeping your software subscription current will allow you cost-free use of Phone3D and report transfers*.
(*up to 500 inspections per calendar year, which is typically more than the average inspector would use).

Updated information to this effect has been posted on our general  Cloud3D Services information page. 
In addition to helping our inspectors re-grow their businesses, another integral benefit to this decision is that since regular software subscribers automatically receive program updates and upgrades during their subscription period, this ensures continued compatibility should any future adjustments ever be needed to Cloud3D Services, Phone3D, or related features or options.

Once again, 3D Inspection Systems continues to enhance the value of its products. Download and use the Phone3D app for free, even on multiple phones with no extra licensing.  And now with Cloud3D Services provided free to subscribers!
 
We are very happy to be able to extend this gift to our valued users!

3D Inspection Systems, Inc.

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Starting with the version 11 series, each major release is now distinguished by the second number of the version number. For example, all version numbers starting with 11.0 belong to the same version series, all 11.1 numbers belong to the next major version series; and so forth. The third number in a version number indicates a particular minor release of that version series. Use Help > About 3D Inspection System in your software to view your exact installed version number.

From the 11.0.13 release late summer 2008 onward, a new automatic updates feature was also added to the 3D Inspection System software, with positive feedback from our users. The automatic updater can check automatically every couple weeks for new minor updates and features for the installed version of 3D Inspection System software (unless turned off by the user) and give you the option of installing them. Or newer updates for the installed version series may be obtained on demand by using Help > Check for updates in Office Management. This new feature helps users immediately obtain any minor updates over the internet at their convenience. New major version releases will still be delivered to subscribers as before.

3D Focus powerful software solutions from 3D Inspection Systems are focused on specific needs. They combines “best of breed” powerful 3D software engine, along with industry tested form solutions from affiliates who have developed content to target or "focus" on a particular inspection type or needs of a particular local. Examples include specialized residential, commercial, mold inspection solutions, marine surveys, and others.

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