Although it announced it a few weeks ago, today Autodesk is launching its cloud service, AutoCADWS, and its iOS apps (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) for storing, editing and sharing Autocad DWG files in the cloud.
It's a nice follow up to my Oh, SaaS, is there anything you can't do? post from a couple of months ago. This isn't quite a true SaaS application (yet), but it shows, once again, how cloud computing can apply to a wide variety of applications and how companies are re-thinking the delivery models of their products.
At the time of me writing this post the link to the cloud service, AutoCAD WS, wasn't live yet, but according to the company it should be launched today. My wife is an interior architect and I'm sure she's going to want to play around with this new service. The iPhone and iPad apps are already available on the iTunes store (for free).
I am looking forward to speaking to some of the Autodesk executives to better understand what their plans are for the cloud, as I understand they have a lot more goodies in store.
UPDATE: The AutoCAD WS site is now live.