With the majority of the 3D print world using .STL files, will there be a "shift" of sorts to enable Solidedge to directly edit these file types? With the reverse engineering world already able to output .STL from a laser scanners point cloud mesh, which is a much quicker output than creating nurbs surfaces that just may need to be edited in CAD anyways, I'd see a need for the ability to edit them directly in CAD. There's quite a few free "CAD" programs for hobby type 3D printer folks to open .stl files, convert them and resave to print again. I'll be trying a few out in the next few weeks as I just purchased a Lulzbot printer, while it is more of the "hobby" type There's no reason i should have to use a hobby type CAD system to edit models.
I've dealt with the reverse engineering .STL files being "dumb" and eyeball drawing over them to create a part, but now 3D print files use them, and without another program you can't edit them..