Some Light On SolidWorks On The Cloud

Ralph Grabowski left this very interesting comment to my post “The Deafening Silence From SolidWorks On The Cloud“.

Jeff Ray told some of us over lunch that their non-Windows development is located in a “skunkworks” about ten miles from SolidWorks offices. Their board gave the developers a year to come up with something — not the three years they wanted. Today, even “just” a year is a long time.

The irony is that SolidWorks was a trailblazer with Windows (considered not a cad platform in the early 1990s) and now they seem as stuck on Windows as other CAD vendors back then were on DOS 386 and Unix.

Make of it what you will.