From my time at Solid Edge University 2014 last month, here is a report on how a machine designer handled the transition from history-based modeling to direct (Sychronous Technology):
1. Switching from History to ST Modeling
Case study from Solid Edge Universtiy 2014
2. Letters to the Editor
Cloud vendor refunds for service outages
You can read all about the business of CAD at www.upfrontezine.com/2014/upf-821.htm.