After a great job of requirements gathering and then fantastic rate of development and bug fix frenzy of Carbide Create for the first two weeks of August (about 9 versions issued in those two weeks alone!) -there has not been a peep from Carbide3d as to whether all the remaining requests are being addressed or not - and most particularly the outstanding bugs and idiosyncrasies of that software that have been pointed out by many in this forum.
My personal view is that they may have realized that the fundamental software design and architecture does not lend itself as great basis for future development and they are perhaps going through a much more extensive re-write then they had first thought.
Just a guess - but I actually hope the above is true as I had been fearing they could paint themselves into a corner on their recent development path and are now building a much stronger software base for the future? (particularly if they will be charging quite a lot of money for the Pro version). I feel that I am limited by CC right now and am likely to go for V-Carve Desktop soon - but wanted to see if the improved CC might become sufficient for my needs as a hobbiest.
C3D also asked for people to offer themselves as software beta testers early in September - but nothing further has been mentioned as far as I know.
I wonder if anyone at C3D would like to comment in some way on the roadmap/timescale for CC ? (or am I just way too impatient ?)
There is likely some new hardware on the way apparently - “announcements coming soon” which is really great - but I think the software is quite a limiting factor right now.
So this is a gentle prod to get some useful info on how C3D is likely to evolve for the next few months!