- Results of Worldwide CAD Trends 2016 Survey
- Best Future CAD Growth Opportunities
- 3D Printing – CAD Users Viewpoint
- CAD 3D Modelling, 2D Drafting and Simulation CAE
- Cloud Based CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, PLM
- PDM and PLM Trends & Growth
- How CAD Decision Makers and Users Value Different Sources of Information
- CAD Users’ Usage of CAM
- CAD Trends in Concurrent Engineering
- CAD Augmented and Virtual Reality Growth Predictions
- BIM Trends (Building Information Modelling)
- Upgrades Increase CAD Productivity
- Current and Future Hardware Usage for CAD
Key Insight: 60% Growth Anticipated in 2016, 140% by 2020
This post publishes more specific details on the CAD Augmented and Virtual Reality Trend from the Worldwide CAD Trends 2016 Survey.
“We see Augmented Reality (AR) as a spectrum with pure reality at one end and wholly Virtual Reality (VR) at the other end. Currently for CAD users, managers and executives this trend has low current usage & importance, but very strong future growth potential is predicted by survey respondents,” – Chris Turner, CEO of Business Advantage Group.
“Augmented Reality is a very exciting and fast developing trend with practical use cases in many industries. For example in AEC, during the design phase for collaboratively developing design intent between all stakeholders, during pre-construction for training and communicating design intent with the on-site team, during construction for monitoring progress and quality, then in facility management during the life of the structure for monitoring maintenance history. A key point for CAD software developers, who are under pressure to figure out what they’re doing with AR, is the user interface (UI) which, of course, needs to be very different from the UI we all so familiarly use on a flat computer screen. Compare the simplicity of the new Pokémon Go game to AR visions in CAD that have sometimes been too complicated and haven’t taken off. Based on other recent research we’ve done, we predict many more AR software apps in the market in the coming years.”
The survey results are based on responses from CAD users, Designers, Engineers and Professionals including managers and senior executives.
- Watch this blog for regular updates with more detail on other CAD trends from the 2016 Worldwide CAD Trends Survey.
- Naturally the report is a high level summary of insights gained from the data gathered and this series of blog posts enables us to add further detail but if you are interested in still more detail, such as information on CAD Augmented and Virtual Reality usage or growth predictions by region or industry, give us a call to chat with a research executive about your needs.
- Watch the CAD Trends 2016 webinar and other recorded webinars here.