Desktop-installed CAD has huge upfront license costs, not to mention the costs of heavy hardware and IT needed to set up and run it effectively.
Free Version Available, Affordable Professional Plan ($100/Month)
No upfront license fees, just subscribe and go. You instantly get professional CAD and data management with no download or installs. Full-cloud CAD runs great on inexpensive Chromebooks saving you time and money.
Installation and Upgrade Hassles
Downloading and installing gigabytes of CAD applications takes forever. Then comes the 24-digit registration code! Want to install service packs and yearly updates? You’ll need to block off a half day each time. Need PDM? You better call IT.
Limited Access to Your CAD System
Desktop CAD runs on only the computers where it is installed and licensed on. CAD files are often saved locally, then are not accessible from other computers. Copies of files cause confusion and redundant work, wasting valuable time.
CAD on Any Device, Anywhere, Anytime
Full-cloud CAD runs on any web browser, and on tablets or phones. Your CAD data lives in the cloud so you can always access and share it without copies and redundancy.
working with Copies
It’s impossible to work as a team using desktop CAD without making copies of files. Copies to the server for your co-workers. Copies shared by email or Dropbox™ to work with customers and suppliers. It’s painful, costly, confusing and inefficient.
Full-cloud CAD has no files or copies. Your CAD system and data always live in one place in the cloud. Everyone on your design team can work on the same model at the same time. You can actually see your colleagues making changes as they happen!
CAD System Incompatibility
If you’re not working in the same version of CAD software as your design partner, you’re in for a long struggle. You may as well be speaking a different language.
Desktop-Installed CAD Systems Crash
When your desktop crashes, you not only lose work since the last time you saved, but also lose the time required to reboot and redo the work.
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PDM as an Afterthought
The dirty secret of desktop CAD is that it creates a lot of files. Eventually, you'll need to add an expensive PDM system. Costs increase, more IT support is needed, and the likelihood of you using the latest software diminishes.