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What Adobe's acquisition of Figma might tell us about PTC's acquisition of Onshape
This Twitter thread is pretty telling about the complexities of trying to take a legacy application and make it collaborative and cloud based. Legacy desktop applications like Photoshop have file formats which were developed over many years to be good for loading and saving from disk. Making them work for multiple users over the internet is not an easy task. PTC could see the value not just in what end users see, but also the back end and how geometry data is managed and distributed over the web. Making Creo collaborative is likely something that they want to do, but without that backend...