My discussions earlier this year about whether CAD solutions might be delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications (see CADaaS continued, for example), are being echoed by other bloggers. The latest to consider the Future of CAD and cloud computing is Lou Gallo on the Solidworks: Heard blog.
Update (12 August 2008): Even one of Autodesk’s resident bloggers has wondered Is there demand for SaaS in the world of CAD? – though Scott Sheppard’s answer doesn’t suggest that it’s likely anytime soon in an organisation already serving more than a million subscribers to conventionally hosted software. Still, Autodesk Labs are doing some interesting stuff with SaaS products including Project Freewheel, Project Draw (see post), Project Showroom and Autodesk Seek.