#Trending_CAD – 3D Modeling and 2D Drafting
3D CAD Modeling and Simulation have changed architecture, engineering and design in ways that were unheard of even ten years ago, making such events as the rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010 possible; and bringing sustainability into construction. So where does this leave 2D Drafting? Has it become the orphan child that’s no longer used or needed?
According to Business Advantage, 3D modeling is a core growth area, with usage is expected to grow to 81% over the next several years. Usage is particularly high in manufacturing, government and education, while lower in the slow-to-adapt construction market. Despite this growth, 2D Drafting is a core and stable CAD activity, with similar levels of current usage across industry sectors. Usage will grow as economies expand, but the growth will be slower than the growth of 3D CAD.