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Autodesk has just launched Project Twitch on its labs web-site. This sees an experiment start in delivery of the company’s flagship products, AutoCAD, Maya, Inventor 2010 and Revit 2010 over the web. Not downloaded, not maintained, but hosted online.
At present there’s some pretty hefty restrictions on the use of the services. For example, you need to be running on Windows (XP or Vista), using IE (7+) or Firefox (3.x).  and a windows OS, You can’t upload, download or save files (the apps are provided with sample files). But perhaps the biggest restriction is that you need to be within 1,000 miles of the data center hosting the applications. As you’ll see from the image below, the data center is in San Francisco, which makes a large proportion of the potential users in terms of reach, either fish or aquaman. Also you need to be on :

Supported Browsers

Hardware (for data compression/decompression)

  • 1.6 GHz or higher dual-core CPU
  • 1 GByte RAM
  • Display resolution of 1280×1024 or higher
  • DirectX 9c capable video card
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Source: Konstrukshon CPD Weblog – Architectural Technologist – Autocad launches Twitch – Web Apps goes live on the net
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