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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Credit Suisse webinar synopsis – industrial IoT & Software market insights

Credit Suisse hosted a webinar with Cambashi industrial IoT and Engineering Software market intelligence to discuss the competitive landscape and market trends in Industrial IoT. This follows a recent publication of Industry Paper by Cambashi on IIoT in conjunction with Credit Suisse. (Cambashi papers on IIoT, Webinar slides and detailed notes available on request). Credit … Continue reading Credit Suisse webinar synopsis – industrial IoT & Software market insights

Bentley quoted Cambashi’s data in its Q3 2020 earnings presentation

In its recent public offering presentation, Bentley estimated, referencing Cambashi data sources, that the TAM for Infrastructure Engineering Software (currently $8.3B) could be as high as $29B, if the spend per seat on Engineering software (currently $369) were to match that of the Product Engineering industry (where it is $1,250). This shows how much more … Continue reading Bentley quoted Cambashi’s data in its Q3 2020 earnings presentation

BIM Employment : Number of People Working in a BIM-Related Profession

Data from the BIM Employment Observatory shows that world-wide there are 8x the number of managers and skilled trades people compared with architects, engineers and technicians. This represents a significant opportunity not only for BIM software vendors but also for businesses looking for further efficiencies as part of digital transformation. The chart below highlights the … Continue reading BIM Employment : Number of People Working in a BIM-Related Profession