Open Mind CAM meeting, they gave some info on the think3 situation. (HT: J.S.)
(Don't confuse Open Mind CAM with the Open Mind Initiative. The latter is a "world-wide effort to collect information from non-expert 'netizens' to teach computers the things we know but take for granted. Current computers are notoriously poor in these areas." Frankly, I prefer my computers to be dumb.)
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Open Mind is using the kernel from think3 for their standalone CAD/CAM. Open Mind has paid OEM license for think3 until December, 2012.
Versata and Italian court are fighting over the license. Customers are talking to Versata and to think3; OpenMind is also talking with Versata and think3.
Open Mind started a development company in Bologna, Italy [home town of think3], employing ten ex-think3 developers.
However, a new OpenMind product called “hyperCAD NT” will be available in 2012/13. It will use a new kernel, which will be also available as OEM. Specs on the kernel:
- Multithreading (2-4x faster)
- Only 64-bit (32GB RAM to 18 Exabytes)
- E3 file compatibility
- Surfaces, solids, meshes, NURBS, GSM
- Full hybrid modeller
- Multi platform: Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.