All these tools with very different functionality prove that cloud computing is today a real thing in the CAD industry.
Here is the list compiled by Scott Sheppard, the comments are mine:
Project Management for AEC - probably the oldest commercial Autodesk web based tool
- Green Building Studio
Energy/Sustainability Analysis - globalized recently and now available for all AEC subscription customers; we have developed one of the first GBS plugins, for Architecture Desktop 3.3
- Autodesk Seek
Product content and search
- Project Butterfly
2D SaaS CAD and Collaboration - a "web-based AutoCAD" tool, a very clever technology allowing to work in a graphics-intensive CAD application in "real-time"
2D/3D Consumer Home Design & Content - former Dragonfly, very nice tool, for non-CAD users, even your grandma can use it - definitely try it
- Project Showroom
Consumer Home Design, Rendering - little bit hidden among all these Autodesk's rendering technologies
- Project Freewheel
2D/3D Drawing Viewing, Collaboration - DWF online tool/viewer
- Project Draw
2D Diagramming Tool - IMHO this technology is now being replaced by Butterfly
- Project Twitch
Rapid Application Delivery, Remoting, Trials - not applicable in our part of the globe
Cloud Design Optimization Service - currently N/A in Europe
- Project Neon
Cloud Rendering Service - a perfect example of cloud computing - this is an ideal use of the "unlimited" computing power of web clouds - definitely try it
- Project Cumulus
Cloud FEA/CFD Computation Service - TBA?
- Project Photofly
Cloud Image to Model computation Service - another good example of complex computations performed as "black magic" somewhere in the cloud, but some steps in the photo-to-model workflow are still missing
- Project Bluestreak
Cloud collaboration platform - web file manager, good interactivity employing Ajax, but one of many
New command discovery based on community - a small web tool, not really a true "cloud" application
My favorites are the Project Neon and Homestyler.
See Match made in heaven