Global 3D CAD Industry

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:


Global 3D CAD Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for 3D CAD in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 60 companies including many key and niche players such as Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG, Autodesk, Inc., Bentley Systems, Incorporated, CAXA Technology Co., Ltd., Chempute Software (Pty) Ltd., Dassault Systèmes SA, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, Graphisoft SE, Intergraph Corporation, Kubotek USA, Inc., Parametric Technology Corporation, PROCAD Software Ltd., Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc., VariCAD, and ZWSOFT. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.


Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3



A Prelude II-1

2007-2009 Recession Impact in Retrospect II-1

Key Market Trends & Drivers II-2

Faster Time to Market Capabilities Encourage Market Adoption II-2

Industries Utilizing Rapid Prototyping Poised to Spur Demand II-2

Vendors Shed Focus On SMBs II-2

Virtualization of 3D CAD Gains in Popularity II-3

Cloud 3D CAD: The Flavor of the New Cloud Era: Pros & Cons II-3

Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth II-4

Managed ODM Outsourcing Tilts Balance of Growth in Favor of

Developing Countries II-4

Demand On the Rise for Integrated ERP/3D CAD Solutions II-5

CAD-Centric PLM Solutions On the Rise II-5

Challenges in Deploying 3D CAD II-5

Outlook II-6

Key Statistical Findings II-6

Table 1: Global CAD Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of

Market Share by Leading Vendors (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 2: Global CAD PLM Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown

of Market Share by Leading Players (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-7


3D Computer Aided Design (CAD): A Definition II-8

Computer Aided Design and Drafting: An Introduction II-8

Brief History and Development of CAD II-8

Types of CAD Platforms II-8

Technology Used in Generating CAD Platforms II-9

Benefits of CAD Services II-10

Select CAD Software Applications II-10

Functionality Provided by Current CAD Software Packages II-11

CAD Application Areas II-12

Virtualization Capabilities of CAD II-13

Digitization of Drawings II-13

Utility of 3D CAD in Construction Industry Briefings II-13

Significance of CAD in Presentations II-13

Uses of 3D CAD in Architecture II-14

The Future of CAD II-14


ZWSOFT Unveils ZW3D 2012 in Localized Versions II-16

Stratasys Launches Dimension 3D Print Packs for Dimension

Printer Line II-16

Hexagon Metrology Unveils Optiv® Classic 321GL tp II-16

CadFaster Unveils Latest Version of 3D BIM Software Tool II-17

3D Systems Unveils Alibre Design™ 2012 II-17

Autodesk Launched AutoCAD WS Updates II-17

CadFaster Introduces Cloud-Based 3D Visualizationfor

CadFaster|Collaborate II-18

CadFaster Introduces CadFaster|Collaborate™ for iPad and iPhone II-18

PROCAD Software Launches PapriCAD™ with Techsoft UK II-18

Graphisoft Launches ArchiCAD STAR™ Edition 2011 II-18

Kubotek USA Launches KeyCreator 2011 64-bit Version II-19

Ashampoo Launches Ashampoo® 3D CAD Pro 3 II-19

Elysium to Unveil CADdoctor SX for Basic Users II-19

Accuride International Launches 3D CAD Service II-20

Intercad Unveils SolidWorks 2011 3D CAD II-20

Alibre Unveils Alibre Design II-20

TransMagic Launches TransMagic R8 SP4 II-21

ZWCAD Software Introduces ZW3D Service Pack 1 II-21

Autodesk Introduces AutoCAD LT 2011 Trial II-21

Autodesk Announces Availability of AutoCAD WS II-21

VariCAD Introduces VariCAD 2010 2.0 II-22

PTC Launches Creo™ Design Software II-22

PTC Launches CoCreate 17.0 II-22

Anark Introduces Anark Core™ 3.2 II-22

Ashampoo® Launches Ashampoo® 3D CAD Architecture 3 II-23

Anark Launches Anark Core 3 Platform II-23

Anark Introduces Anark Core 2.2 II-24

SYCODE Launches CATIA V5 Import and CATIA V4 Import for AutoCAD II-24

IronCAD Launches IRONCAD Next Generation II-25

VariCAD Introduces Varicad 2009 2.0 II-25

Graphisoft Launches ArchiCAD 13 II-25

CadFaster Launches CadFaster|Collaborate II-26


Trimble Navigation Acquires Plancal II-27

3D Systems Takes Over Paramount Industries II-27

IKONICS and Tri-D Technologies Enter into Distribution

Partnership II-27

SmartScape and Tech Soft 3D Enter into New Formal Arrangement II-28

USAF Inks Blanket Purchase Agreement with DLT Solutions for

Autodesk's Solutions II-28

Aston Martin Racing Selects Creo™ Elements/Pro™ and Windchill® II-28

Autodesk Takes Over Blue Ridge Numerics II-29

Fisher/Unitech Acquires CADVenture II-29

Autodesk Takes Over Assets of 3AM Solutions II-29

Versata Enterprises Acquires Think3 II-29

ZWCAD Software Acquires VX II-30

IronCAD and CADENAS Jointly Introduce New 3D CAD Download Website II-30

Anark Enters into Collaboration Agreement with ProTechnology

Automation II-30

Anark and PROSTEP Enter into Partnership Agreement II-31

TechViz and Dassault Systèmes Enter into Partnership Agreement II-31

Kubotek USA Enters Into Agreement with NEi Software II-31

Aveva Group Enters Into Partnership Agreement with ZF

Friedrichshafen II-32

Anark Chooses WorldViz as Reseller Partner II-32

Right Hemisphere Enters into Partnership with Mecanica Solutions II-32

Kubotek USA Collaborates with Bunkspeed to Integrate

KeyCreator CAD software with HyperShot II-32

CAPINC Enhances Engineering Stimulus Package of Dassault

Systemes SolidWorks II-33

GRAITEC Group and Chempute Software Sign Partnership Agreement II-33

3D Solid Compression Enters Into Distribution Agreement with

Aditya Infotech II-34


Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) II-35

Autodesk, Inc. (USA) II-35

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (USA) II-35

CAXA Technology Co., Ltd. (China) II-35

Chempute Software (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa) II-36

Dassault Systèmes SA (France) II-36

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation (USA) II-36

Graphisoft SE (Hungary) II-36

Intergraph Corporation (USA) II-37

Kubotek USA, Inc (USA) II-37

Parametric Technology Corporation (USA) II-37

PROCAD Software Ltd. (Canada) II-37

Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc (USA) II-37

VariCAD (Czech Republic) II-38

ZWSOFT (China) II-38


Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D

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