Re: CAD ... is suited to being run in the cloud
> Real cost, privacy, security, availability
For an engineering company, the issues of cost, security and availability are *exactly* why they would want their CAD models to sit on their own cloud hosted on their premises, with engineers accessing them via a terminal, X Windows, a browser, whatever. This means their IP doesn't have to leave the premises, and isn't stuck on an individual workstation inaccessible to colleagues.
You're a lone wolf, I get it, but most engineering projects involve professionals from various disciplines working together.