[quote author=terje link=1287745915/4#4 date=1296658300]
Interesting to hear. I've recalled my old correspondence with CIS/CV and remember I got a little Medusa GUI demo on monocrome Sun around 1987, during our Medusa 6.X evaluation in Oslo and Stockholm. Not sure if that was a CDS3000 (Sun 2) or a MEDUSAstation (Sun 3). [/quote]
Could have been either. Medusa 6 ran OK on the Sun 2 I had as a home computer. Once I'd pushed the memory to the maximum of 8Mb! However the 3/60 I bought later was a lot better. That was when I did do design work at home. I've attached a drawing I did with Medusa that is the right size for a Sun background image (not sure what the BB is going to do with it though....)
I just wonder if this Medusa on-screen menu on Sun was some kind of a prerunner for the later Medusa NG gui?
No connection at all. I did some work on NG before leaving CIS in 1993, and there was nothing taken from the Rev6 nor Rev7/12 versions.
I also got a MPDS/Steel demo on Prime/Tectronics at that time and asked for this product on Sun/Unix workstations. The required multi user MDB was told to be expected on MEDUSAstation by 1989.
The Medusa DataBase ran on Sun and SGI certainly by early 1987, and the MPDS underlying engine, known as Assembly Modeler, ran too. By that time I had virtually no connection with the sales side of the business and I don't know if it was ever offered to customers.
I have not thought about that. Does it mean that command line mode (BaCIS1) and macro recording are not possible in Medusa4 Personal?
Yes. this is what the CAD-Schroer FAQ says:
Are there technical restrictions within MEDUSA4 Personal that differentiate it from the commercial version?
Yes, there are some. MEDUSA4 Personal printed outputs are marked with a banner "NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE" which the user is not allowed to remove from the sheet. Also, MEDUSA4 Personal Sheets are not the same format as the professional version.Therefore the professional version cannot read the sheets created by the personal version. In addtion, MEDUSA4 Personal cannot be customized in the same way as the professional version. Customized versions cannot be linked into MEDUSA4 Personal. (For MEDUSA experts: MEDUSA4 Personal CODE and DDL are fixed, no DARS, Bacis1 or Bacis2)[/quote]