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100 Days After PTC bought OnShape: What About The Future Of CAD In The Cloud?

100 Days After PTC bought OnShape: What About The Future Of CAD In The Cloud?
100 Days After PTC bought OnShape, it is clear that CAD vendors can no longer ignore the cloud. There’s no doubt that modern CAD programmes are incredibly powerful. But, they could always be improved. Shifting CAD to the cloud gives designers even more power and allows access to cutting edge technology. And it innoculates CAD Vendors from "Death from Below".

The Need For Cloud-Based CAD Software

The Need For Cloud-Based CAD Software

Do you work with CAD at the office but wish you could use it online? You’re not alone. According to a 2017 survey, close to 40% of CAD users at architecture, engineering and construction users were interested in using CAD over the cloud but could not for various reasons.

Two years later, and still none of the major CAD vendors offer a complete cloud-based CAD solution. What’s behind this reluctance on the part of CAD providers to make their offerings available over the internet?