It holds like 3/4ths of the market. Why? Not because of how good it is, or how cheap. But because of what I coined the "autocad effect".
Autocad became the defacto standard because it was free. You could get a copy from a friend, and next thing you know you had the same power they had at the skunkworks factory for free. So here comes mastercam, following the same plan... they sold their products loosly, and on top of that made educational copies that needed no crack to run. Go on shareaza and its funny how cracked versions of mastercam come out a week after mastercam releases a new version. I swear THEY ARE THE ONES PUTTING IT THERE! Go try to find a copy of cadra on shareaza. all the copies you download are corrupted. because Cadra does that to stop the distribution. Its too easy, just post one bad copy and its all over shareaza.
mastercam is number one because it's free...period.
Yes..I said it...FREE!
That's why when I heard they were cracking down I got pissed. Microsoft did the same damn thing.
Mastercam sux. Surfcam sux. Smartcam sux. Esprit sux. Gibbs sux. Windows sux. intel sux.
It's all junk. it's cheesy, slow and garbled with crap. Just like dell computers...the new standard in home pc's. JJUUNNKK.2008 and this is what we get? A bunch of cheesy software running on multimedia home computers? Makes me sick.