29th January 2012, 11:30 PM
Regarding SpaceCAD, let me mention that this software was initially developed by Andreas Firnau and me, distributed by my former company FlyTech, way back in 1990 under the previous name "SpaceCalc+" (later continued by Andreas under his own label SpaceCAD). If I remember right, at this time only some Basic program listings existed along with a Mac software from Estes. I think that SpaceCalc+ was even the first commercial program for PC computers (along with a C64 version). And the first one with the feature to add parts from a part database to simplify the construction of a model rocket.
Originally Posted by bdureau
So from a historic background, there was no way that SpaceCAD could copy from any other related software because there was none. I would even say that ideas such as the parts database was copied by other programs later (although I do not have a problem with it since makes sense for every software).
But back to the topic, a fact I like is that - thanks to the great work of Boris - OpenRocket is available in many different languages such as French and German. This may not be an issue in the US or the UK, but in most other countries.