NEWS: $10m helps Frame take cloud CAD platform into public beta

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Users will be able run any Windows-based CAD and BIM software, including Revit, in a web browser

Frame, the cloud platform that lets users run ‘any software in a browser’, is to take its end user service into public beta on July 8. This will allow anyone to install and run their own Windows applications – including 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software – in the cloud. Plans will start at under $10 per month.

The move to public beta, which also marks the arrival of product enhancements and expanded distribution, coincides with a $10m investment from Columbus Nova Technology Partners (CNTP), Bain Capital Ventures and SQN Venture Partners.

Frame told DEVELOP3D that it has added a new datacentre in Frankfurt to help better support European customers with low latency connections.

It will also publish ‘best practice’ guides for CAD applications to help users get up and running more quickly. This will include the nuts and bolts of licensing.

AEC Magazine looks forward to getting hands on with the public beta in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can read about our experiences with the cloud platform, back when Frame was called Mainframe 2.

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