There is no clean, newbie-friendly way to do these things with C3D software and accessories though. The 3rd party Triquetra probe is great but you have to generate custom calibrated gcode for each tool size in a tedious spreadsheet process, as just one example. Calibrating the XXL for belt stretch is a tedious manual not-well-defined process and you don’t even know you need to do it until you’ve ruined a few workpieces. Leveling requires fiddling with dial indicators. Squaring the machine is an arcane tweakfest. Etc, etc.
These aren’t slights against the machine, which is an amazing piece of kit for the price, nor the company, which is heads and shoulders above most. I just suspect that there is plenty of opportunity to add real value to the customer experience in this “close to the machine” area, especially the newbie customer experience, which could have real market expansion potential. Plus customers would pay for these kinds of accessories - they would not in other words be part of continually escalating feature expectations for “free” software with full time development and no corresponding added revenue.
Ultimately C3D has to decide how to use their limited resources, and there does have to be some minimal supported CAD/CAM solution. But that could be accomplished via sponsoring a couple of open source projects and then concentating proprietary efforts on projects “close to the machine” via Carbide Motion and C3D specific accessories.
Consider Ultimaker as an example of that business model in 3D printing. Hell, materials with embedded RFID chips might even be a thing in the really long term (Ultimaker printers work with any brand of materials, but if you use theirs - with the embedded RFID chip - the machine automagically sets up all sorts of arcane parameters for you).
Anyway, these are just the rambling thoughts of one customer who owns both C3D machines. Like I said, I have no idea what the “boots on the ground” reality is at C3D.