Status : Published Published On : Oct, 2020 Report Code : VRICT5151 Industry : ICT & Media Available Format : Page : 165

Global Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software Market - Analysis and Forecast (2019-2025)

Industry Insights by Technology (2D Software, 3D Software), by Model (Solid, Surface, Wireframe), by Deployment (On-Premises, Cloud), by Level (Professional, Intermediate, Beginner), by Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Arts, Others)

Industry Overview

The global computer-aided design (CAD) software market was valued at USD 9.1 billion in 2019 and is predicted to reach USD 14.2 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period. The factors responsible for the growth of CAD software across the globe is due to the more usage of CAD software in the automotive and manufacturing industries.

Global Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software Market Highlights

Market Segmentation

Insight by Technology

Based on technology, the global CAD software market is divided into two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) CAD software. 3D CAD contributed larger revenue to the global CAD software market in 2019 as against 2D CAD, and is also expected to be the leading technology throughout the forecast period. Increase in demand for drawing efficiency and accuracy along with increasing penetration of 3D across various application areas are the major factors driving the growth of the global 3D CAD software market.

Insight by Model

Based on model, the global CAD software market is categorized into solid, surface and wire-frame models. Among these, solid model contributed the largest revenue to the global CAD market, and is also expected to register the highest growth during the forecast period owing to the surge in the focus on precise designing and professional product prototyping.

Insight by Application

Automotive application has been contributing largest revenue in the global CAD software market. Complexity is rising everywhere, putting tremendous pressure on engineering organizations to become more effective, and faster with respect to product designing. As automakers across the globe are pinning their hopes on rising demand of advance, safe and reliable products, they are bound to introduce new variants and designs with latest designing software. CAD enables automakers to easily change and refine a design with high precision, covering all the features and dimensions of a particular product. The demand for advanced CAD software is also gaining high prominence in other application areas such as industrial machinery, aerospace, defense, and healthcare.

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers

The demand for quality automotive products has increased in recent years. Users are significantly focusing on quality products over brand value. This has resulted in a major recall of products by many manufacturers in the market. With millions of connected cars expected to be on road in coming years, designers are considering advanced solutions and tools provided by CAD software to align the design and development of products with error-free manufacturing. CAD plays a major role in ensuring utmost quality and precision, while helping in manufacturing each part in the automotive industry.

Moreover, due to the increased investment in research and development (R&D) by product manufacturers to compete in the market, CAD software has gained significant interest of designers to produce less vulnerable automotive products. In addition, it lowers product recalls, and further enables complex simulations of how new product designs will behave and function in response to the real-world forces, while speeding up the time to market

Challenges

High price of advanced CAD software is also a major factor negatively impacting the growth of CAD software market. Due to high implementation and maintenance cost, advanced CAD software are not preferred by small scale industries and designers. Apart from this, advanced CAD software require high configurable workstations to run effectively, thus, increasing the overall IT budget of the users.

Geographic Overview

Geographically, North America is the largest revenue contributor in the CAD software market. The rising usage of CAD in aerospace and automotive industries for prototyping products prior to production, is fueling its demand. In both the industries, the design process contributes small fraction to the total production cost. However, sometimes designing time varies and can make up to 40% of the overall project cost. In this context, CAD plays a significant role to bring down this cost to minimum, within the timeframe.

Asia-Pacific is projected to register the highest growth rate during the study timeframe, owing to the surge in the adoption of CAD software in the healthcare industry to provide better health treatment to people. In addition, usage of CAD in healthcare industry enables medical practitioners to design devices that make disabled person independent from the need of healthcare worker. Also, CAD is getting widely implemented for aiding breast tissue reconstruction in cancer patients, which is augmenting the market growth.

Competitive Insight

Key players operating in the global CAD software market include Dassault Systèmes SE, Autodesk Inc., Bentley Systems Inc., PTC Inc., Trimble Inc., Gstarsoft Co. Ltd., Hexagon AB, AVEVA Group plc., 3D Systems Corporation, CNC Software Inc., IronCAD LLC, AO Nanosoft, and SolidCAM GmbH. 

Primary Research

VynZ Research conducts extensive primary research to understand the market dynamics, validate market data and have key opinions from the industry experts. The key profiles approached within the industry includes, CEO, CFO, CTO, President, Vice President, Product Managers, Regional Heads and Others. Also, end user surveys comprising of consumers are also conducted to understand consumer behavior.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software Market Size

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Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software Market Analysis

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Frequently Asked Questions

Automotive application is the major application for this market.
3D CAD contributed larger revenue to the global CAD software market in 2019 as against 2D CAD, and is also expected to be the leading technology throughout the forecast period.
High price of advanced CAD software is also a major factor negatively impacting the growth of CAD software market.
Geographically, North America is the largest revenue contributor in the CAD software market.
Key players operating in the global CAD software market include Dassault Systèmes SE, Autodesk Inc., Bentley Systems Inc., PTC Inc., Trimble Inc., Gstarsoft Co. Ltd., Hexagon AB, AVEVA Group plc., 3D Systems Corporation, CNC Software Inc., IronCAD LLC, AO Nanosoft, and SolidCAM GmbH.

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Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software Market