At the 1992 CeBIT show in Germany, Ditek International announced it would release DynaCADD 3 for the NeXT computer. The 3D CAD software would make use of NeXTstep's RenderMan libraries. The company also planned to port its software to Macs and Windows. Since 1985, the Canadian CAD company had sold 100,000 copies of DynaCADD running on Atari and Amiga, 70% in Germany.
Ditek President Oren Asher said he has wanted to develop for the NeXT machine since it was introduced, but waited until he received assurances from NeXT that his product would receive full support from the company. After refusing for two years, NeXT recently signed a written contract with Ditek, promising undisclosed commitments in return for the port, according to Asher.
1. Where is Ditek now?
2. How are NeXt and RenderMan connected?
3. What OS was NeXTstep based on?
4. Which hardware design decision caused the NeXTcube to fail in the market?