Cambashi has tracked and analysed the CAx (CAD, CAM, CAE) space since the early 1980s. Our comprehensive global market data provides our clients with an unrivalled platform for marketing planning and the strategic allocation of resources and investment.

PLM and CAx (CAD, CAM, CAE) market outlook by country

Here the chart shows the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on PLM & CAx spending in all 59 countries, and the knock-on effects over the next five years.

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CAx (CAD, CAM, CAE) software market database

Cambashi’s comprehensive view of the manufacturing software market includes data for over 60 products covering MCAD, CAM, MCAE, and PLM; across 59 countries; and 112 industries.

CAx (CAD, CAM, CAE) software market database

CAD, CAM, CAE software markets challenges

The early focus on maximising the functionality of stand-alone applications (such as 3D modelling systems or finite element analysis technology) has evolved into a need to support either entire workflows (such as digital prototyping), or all activities throughout the product lifecycle, through the integration of multiple applications.

Since our analysis of the market began, the emphasis on CAx product capability has changed.

The scope of our coverage has grown along with the market and includes CAD, CAM, CAE, analysis and simulation tools, visualisation tools and more.

The user demographics are also shifting all the time. With ever-greater functionality increasingly accessible (the ‘democratisation’ of the technologies) and growing use of sophisticated technical software in emerging economies, market opportunities and threats are appearing constantly.

The complexity of the CAx market today therefore presents substantial challenges for vendors in terms of identifying and quantifying new opportunities for growth.

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Bentley Systems FORM S-1 prospectus contains references to certain data derived from Cambashi Observatories and a research report commissioned by Bentley Systems entitled “Infrastructure Engineering Software: Potential World-Wide Market Size”. “…Cambashi quantifies our TAM as what would be the total spend for infrastructure engineering software solutions if the intensity of infrastructure engineering software spending would … Continue reading Bentley Systems quoted Cambashi data in its FORM S-1