Why CAD Users are Moving to the Cloud?

Why CAD Users are Moving to the Cloud?
20 October, 2021

Why CAD Users are Moving to the Cloud?

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Nebula Cloud Workbench for CAD Engineers was born to eliminate the headaches of desktop-installed CAD.

Recent survey of CAD and Design Engineers has thrown key insights on the top pains of hundreds of professional CAD users sick of having to jump over software hurdles while doing their jobs. In order of annoyance, the six most common complaints are:

·       “The fees I’m paying for CAD & BIM licenses, maintenance and hardware.”

·       “Dealing with license codes and registration hassles.”

·       “I can not use my on-premise license on cloud for 3D modelling and rendering jobs

·       “I cannot edit on the road.”

·       “I cannot collaborate with the teammates and share the workloads”

·       “Not everyone on the team and suppliers are on the same version of CAD software.”

·       “It takes a long time to configure a computer and install CAD software on it.”

·       “I’ve lost data due to crashes.”

·       “My project needs are short-term and need flexible licensing model”

·       “I don’t have enough compute power to speed up my project deliverables”

How common are these problems? Are they persistent enough to drive engineers away from the familiar but frustrating world of traditional CAD? To find out, we surveyed more than 500 CAD and Design Engineers. Before they moved to full-cloud based CAD, here are the percentages of those fed up by the following pain points:

Marketing departments quickly fall in love with their own words. Companies all have their talking points, but if you ask a customer why they bought, what the company thinks is important may not always be the same answer. It’s the difference between what we think we’re selling and what we’re actually selling. As confident as we are in our founder’s vision, it’s important to keep pressure testing our reasons for being in business.

It’s just been a few months since Nebula Cloud launched its commercial release, following a highly successful beta test that included 40,000 user hours in several client projects and POC's. As people are moving to full-cloud CAD, we want to understand why. Every business, CAD included, must figure out what their customers want and how to best deliver the user experience and get the true ROI. 

So Why are CAD Users Moving to the Cloud?

There are no shortcuts to getting these answers. We’re lucky enough to chat with some of you by email and phone. We also recently reached out to hundreds of you with a simple open-ended question: Why did YOU purchase Nebula Cloud?

Here are a few selected responses:

·       “To have my own professional CAD capability no matter where I work.”

·       “Being able to collaborate with someone offsite.”

·       “I like the ease of use and revision retention.”

·       “Flexibility of the work environment is important to us.”

·       “Affordable solution that provides the level of functionality and reliability that I need without the initial sticker shock that goes along with most CAD software packages.”

·       “I believe it’s the future.”

·       “Curiosity about what the founders of Nebula Cloud have come up with.”

·       “It makes my work easier.”

·       “It’s cool.”

We’re here to make your job easier:

·       Helping you build better products faster in the cloud;

·       Empowering you to work from anywhere on any computer;

·       Getting rid of the hassles of IT, installation, upgrades and licensing.

Nebula Cloud provides a simple, powerful, and consistent interface for submitting and monitoring jobs on remote clusters, clouds, and other resources, allowing engineers and researchers to focus on core activities and spend less time learning how to run applications and moving data around. Remote visualization and collaboration capabilities bring access to an expensive, high-end 3D visualization datacenter hardware right to the user.

Key Benefits of Nebula Cloud Workbench

Rapid Collaboration

Users can instantly collaborate on large volumes of data in the comfort of a familiar interactive application, anywhere and anytime. Remote colleagues can share session views and controls across WAN links.

User Experience

Users get a simple, powerful UX that's consistent across desktop, web, and mobile.

Optimized Resource Management

Integration with Nebula Cloud allows optimized application provisioning on graphical and computing resources for maximum utilization.

Zero Data Movement

Only pixels are transferred, eliminating the prohibitive times associated with data transfer.


Access provides continuity of remote application sessions across network connectivity disruptions.

Open Architecture

Because Nebula Cloud is built on an open architecture, you can use third-party applications without needing additional software development.

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