Tag Archive: Autodesk Labs

Sep 18 2009

CAD in the cloud

I have talked in this blog a number of times about the potential for design applications to be delivered as online solutions (CADaaS, BIMaaS), where the application and associated data is hosted ‘in the cloud’, and some of my designer friends have pooh-poohed the idea. Autodesk, however, has at least been experimenting with the idea …

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May 16 2009

Constructware’s future questioned

I’ve seen a ConstrucTech Newsflash and a couple of blog posts (eg: EADoc, Jeff Yoders (BIMboy) – since updated) suggesting that Autodesk may no longer be developing its Constructware Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) construction collaboration product. Writers seized on a statement by Tim Douglas, Autodesk’s industry segment manager for construction: “Autodesk, like other companies, has been evaluating …

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Apr 03 2009

Building: the survival issue

This week’s issue of UK industry magazine, Building, has been dubbed the survival issue. After the usual gloomy news of more job losses and companies going bust, there are a series of features on topics like how to spot signs of recovery (not for some time yet, it seems), how to survive the recession, and …

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Aug 26 2008

AEC’s Software-plus-Services player to deliver BIMaaS?

I have talked before about Microsoft‘s much-discussed Software-plus-Services strategy before (here, for example), and it strikes me that there is an interesting corporate parallel in Microsoft’s approach to the rise of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the attitude of Autodesk, albeit on a different scale. Like Microsoft, Autodesk has made its name by selling conventional, locally-hosted CAD …

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Aug 05 2008

CADaaS again

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 …

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