There’s no doubt. Computing is changing. But, most of us still sit at our desks punchin’ keys with one hand while staying caffeinated with the other. So, what would happen if you could keep the caffeine and ditch the desk?

The thing is, a lot of us need that workstation wallop to crank huge amounts of 3D data, analysis and renderings. I imagine that’s changing as well and we will start to see more options which, at the very least, make that box warming your feet, quite obsolete. For us users though, we would have to see the value in switching.

So, if an existing CAD company (or a new one) created lightweight faster apps that allow you to extend the use of your data via laptop, netbook, or mobile, would you switch?

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Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.