The Changing Focus of CAD
3D Modelling, while still a core growth area in the CAD market is now categorized as a “slow growth” area. After rapid growth in 2014-2015, the market stabilized in 2016, and is expected to continue as a steady slow-growth area in CAD. According to “Business Advantage,” the “future predicted growth potential is limited” globally, with usage in these sectors as follows:
- High current usage in manufacturing (81%)
- Significantly lower in AEC (65%)
In the Americas, about 80% of firms use some form of 3D CAD, but there is no additional propensity to grow. Large companies are more likely to be current users (85%), although 7 in 10 use in small (70%) and medium companies (73%).
A look at our customer base shows us the following: