A lot of people are finding themselves in the position of looking for a new CAD package these days. The market is stirring itself up, there are new offerings, and the old offerings are just that – old. Not that there’s anything wrong with old. I’m creeping up on it myself.
One of the reasons I joined the Solid Edge team is so that I could stop writing about “the cloud”. When I started writing about CAD in the cloud, we had to have arguments about what “the cloud” was, but these days everybody is pretty well on board with that. These days Autocad is delivering cloud-based software, and depending on when you tune in and who you listen to, they may or may not shove all their users. One of the big Autodesk cloud hecklers has stopped writing. Along with me stopping writing about that topic, Dave Ault is all that stands between corporate CAD and the cloud.
I promise that I’m not getting distracted from the modeling project discussion. I just have to tell this one more story from Solid Edge University. This is the story Billy Oliver told me at lunch one day about a certain sales rep from a certain CAD company who tried to describe to him the glorious future that some people are fleeing. Or rather it’s a story about the story. Read more on Billy Oliver and the Cloud…