clintonsam75 wrote:Is there a batch script out there that will convert all fcstd files within a directory to stl?
That subject has come up quite a few times in the Python scripting and macros forum, I'm sure you can find something. I once needed something similar for a project of mine, but don't recall if I ever used a script.
clintonsam75 wrote:I have the same thoughts about Open Cascade Technology. Surely they have an ulterior motive.
There's a huge
difference: OCCT has open sourced its code. GrabCAD has not
I have no problem with open source development turning a profit. See for example Red Hat
, a 1.5 billion dollar company which supports Fedora and a huge part of the GNOME code base. Without them and other companies, Linux would definitely not be what it is today.
OCCT has paid customers who drive its development. Sure, they get more stuff than non-paying customers do (commercial file translators for example), and they get to have a say on the focus of development; but at least some of it goes into the open source code.
My problem is with freemium software or platforms. Open source, I can trust; free closed source stuff, not so much.
But I'm afraid we have hijacked r-frank's topic.