GraphicSpeak reports on GrabCAD with this article :
Workbench is GrabCAD’s tool for collaboration and it has free elements and subscriptions. Users can upload models from any major CAD product and share them to any device. Files can be downloaded and worked on. Customers with subscriptions can lock designs while they work on them, share with any number of people, and maintain a number of projects. GrabCAD’s Hardi Meybaum, who confesses to being a Solid Edge user in his youth, says GrabCAD enables a distributed engineering department.
In the official PR from Siemens and GrabCAD Jon Stevenson, Vice President of Technology, GrabCAD contributes this: “Parasolid has shown strong performance independent of operating systems and presentation frameworks, making it an ideal solution for cloud-based applications like ours.”
Parasolid of course opens up access to more than just Siemens PLM products. Other licensees of Parasolid include Nemetschek/Vectorworks, SolidWorks, most of the major analysis companies (Ansys, Abaqus, Altair, Moldflow, MSC), and major CAM companies including Autodesk’s newly acquired Delcam.
There have been several interesting Parasolid announcements including the news that Onshape licensed D-Cubed and Parasolid for its yet-to-be announced product. The company formerly known as Belmont Technologies has been built from a dream team of former SolidWorks founders and engineers as well as experts in the data center, and streaming media.