Delivering design through the Web browser

Yesterday, Tal Weiss, senior software development manager at Autodesk, gave me a tour of Autodesk Labs' Project Butterfly. Following the latest trend of delivering design through the Web browser, the program lets multiple AutoCAD users simultaneously edit, annotate, and review DWG files in real-time, online. The program was initially called VisualTao and developed in Tel-Aviv.

Project Butterfly lets users work together without having to install and download software or files. Weiss's analogy is that Project Butterfly extends AutoCAD to the Web in a way similar to Google Docs.

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