Global CAD Market Analysis 2020: A Closer Look at Market Segments

Dublin, June 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "2020 CAD Report" report has been added to's offering.

The CAD market is growing and stronger than ever, thanks to the engine of digitalization, which affects every aspect of design and engineering and every discipline. The market is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 2.4% over the forecast period 2018-2022 and is expected to reach USD $9 billion by 2022.

New players and broader applications are enabling strong growth in the CAD industry. The large CAD customers in the automotive, aeronautics, construction, machine design, and process & power industries are gravitating towards systems design. Customers are opting for integrated products from the same vendors, but they have also successfully forced their suppliers to ensure software from different companies works together.

This report considers data from as many as 36 CAD companies making approximately 53 products, but concentrates on the ten market leaders: Autodesk, Aveva, Bentley Systems, Dassault, Graebert, Hexagon, Nemetschek, PTC, Siemens Digital Industries, and Trimble.

The report looks at the market according to the major segments and provides market overall market share figures, and also market shares for major segments including AEC, Manufacturing, Process, Power & Marine, with sections on BIM and GIS as well. In addition, the report breaks out user numbers for 2D vs. 3D, and the major market segments.

The report highlights industry trends, drivers, and challenges and incorporates both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry.

There is plenty of room for the leading CAD companies to forge their own way in specialized markets as world industries transform their workflows via digitalization. There is plenty of differentiation. But, even more than digitalization, 3D workflows, are enabling CAD customers to build digital twins to test and model designs before they are built and monitor them in operation.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary


  • Trends for 2020
  • Technology
  • Model-based design, digital twins
  • IoT
  • Analysis and generative design
  • 3D printing
  • AI/ML
  • Cloud-based computing
  • AR/VR/MR
  • Rendering
  • Summary

CAD Market Overview

  • M&A changes the landscape
  • Opportunity and danger
  • 3D: Shifts in emphasis
  • 2D: The contenders
  • An overview of the drafting landscape
  • Today's workalike market
  • Independent CAD developers with AutoCAD workalikes
  • The ODA explores new territory
  • Visualize
  • The 2D landscape
  • 3D CAD for the future
  • A closer look at market segments
  • Trends in AEC
  • Transforming AEC
  • Opportunities abound for BIM
  • OpenBIM
  • Cloud-enabled BIM
  • Autodesk BIM 360
  • Bentley ProjectWise 365 and Synchro
  • BIMServer
  • Bricsys 24/7
  • Graphisoft Teamwork and BIM Server
  • The metrology revolution in AEC
  • Summary
  • CAD in Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing world outlook
  • AEC, architecture, engineering, and construction
  • The construction opportunity
  • Conclusion
  • Process, Power, Infrastructure & Marine
  • Trends in PP&M
  • GIS
  • Platforms
  • The Mac market
  • Mac3D
  • Digital reality: Real-world capture
  • First steps
  • Bentley and Siemens unveil PlantSight
  • Viewing tools
  • Sketching and drawing

CAD User profiles

  • The users: 2D, 3D, and both
  • 3D CAD for the future
  • Geographies


Definitions & Methodology


Companies Mentioned

  • Autodesk
  • Aveva
  • Bentley Systems
  • Dassault
  • Graebert
  • Hexagon
  • Nemetschek
  • PTC
  • Siemens Digital Industries
  • Trimble

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