After an hour-long discussion of using Solid Edge with the cloud and collaboration, attendees to the roundtable voted for the top three requests, and then voted the popularity of the top 3. Attendees used Jolly Ranger candies to indicate their preference. Here is the result:
#3: Group Collaboration on Sync Services (OneDrive, etc) -- this means that the cloud service, like Dropbox, should provide services that appeal to group collaboration needs. It could be that a service already does this, but it seems to me that no one has done the research. I suggested that Solid Edge produce a comparison chart of functions that CAD users and groups would need.
#2: Solid Edge as a Viewer -- this means a free desktop version of Solid Edge that displays 3D models and everything else, and allows measuring. The drawback to this is that it is a big install. (The facilitator noted that Free2D is their most popular download.)
#1: Viewing in the Browser -- this means having a no-plugin viewer that runs in HTML5-compatible Web browsers, kind of like AutoCAD 360 and others. It would allow viewing, measuring, and sharing.