I just noticed that MoI uses 3dm as its native format (same as Rhino), so this is another bonus as TurboCAD can open that file format directly and so far it looks pretty good, results wise.
Like so many CAD programs, there is next to nothing for comprehensive learning and I am finding it difficult to know where and how to approach more complex shapes in MoI. I wish it was easier for this old brain to figure things out, but alas it is a stressful experience trying to learn MoI. I guess I am just going to have to decide on a model to try, photograph some reference material and work at it one bit at a time. I guess I should remember that it took a long time to become proficient with TurboCAD, so there is a good change it will take me more than a week to become proficient with MoI.
I don't know if IMSI is watching this thread but I asked Michael Gibson (the creator of MoI) the question below.
"Are you bound solely to Alibre with your working arrangement, or are you able to partner with other CAD companies as well, in the same manner?"
He said: "The deal with Alibre is non-exclusive, so it is possible for me to partner with other CAD companies as well if they are interested."
I hope that you (IMSI) might keep it in mind.
Just started trying out my version of MOI recently Don, and could not agree more about the potential of IMSI acquiring the brilliant innovation in the NURBS field that Michael Gibson has developed. Michael has created the perfect interface between organic modelling and CAD solid modelling, great mindset.
If I wanted to add that facility to CAD, and I was a head hunter, Michael Gibson would be my first call.
We are early days in the combination between the two disciplines, and it is my belief that is the way the market is moving.
Here's hoping that the possibility exists.