Just about the time we get to thinking that 3D Systems aims to be the all-in-one competitor against Autodesk, they spin off Alibre's CAM software.
Now, Alibre CAM was always written by MecSoft, but it was sold by Alibre, and then by 3D Systems after they bought out Alibre.
Now we learn that 3D Systems doesn't want to do that anymore:
Effective October 15, 2012, Alibre CAM, a fully integrated CAM product running inside the Alibre Design family of CAD products, will now be sold and supported directly by MecSoft.
For MecSoft, this fits in, for they already have versions of their CAM software for Rhino. For 3D Systems, not so much.
Unless, of course, 3D Systems has its programming team in Goa busy writing CAM software, so it no longer need pay royalties to MecSoft. ...just a thought.