Product Lifecycle Management
Overview of the global computer-aided engineering (CAE) market for value-added resellers (VARs)
Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global CAE market for VARs will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 11% by 2020. This market research analysis predicts that VARs will help in reducing the gap between suppliers and end-users and this will be one of the primary growth factors for this market. VARs will help new and existing customers by providing contacts with major software providers, in turn, eliminating the need for any research to identify the best supplier. VARs also receive training and certifications from suppliers, which will assist in increasing their credibility in front of the customers. Moreover, VARs adopt latest technological advancements in the computer-aided engineering market, which helps end-users to adopt latest technologies and stay competitive in the market.
An increase in the adoption of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for battery designing will be one of the major trends gaining traction in this market in the next four years. The recent years have witnessed a rapid increase in the adoption of electric vehicles around the globe. As a result, major automotive vendors have increased their R&D spend to include electric/hybrid vehicles in their product portfolio. Since proper battery temperature helps in increasing battery life and performance, engineers have started using CFD for designing air-cooled systems. CFD also helps in reducing the cost, which also makes it ideal for compact and economic vehicles. Computer-aided designing
Outlook of the collaborative product definition management (cPDM) market
The market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global collaborative product definition management (cPDM) market will grow steadily and post a CAGR of around 10% by 2020. The increase in demand for product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions used for communication, coordination, and collaboration with different business units will be one of the significant factors contributing to the growth of the market. Product outlining will be an important component of the overall manufacturing process and solutions such as cPDM as they enable effective collaboration among various departments that plan, design, manufacture, and support a product throughout its lifecycle. Additionally, it also ensures the availability of updated product information to all units. Also, collaboration techniques conferred by PLM solutions will add to the ease of designing a product, help manage material costs, lower inventory costs, and boost product quality.
A recent trend observed in the global cPDM market is the capability of cPDM to support CAD Files. Several cPDM vendors have incorporated the ability to support different types of CAD files, such as .dwg, .dft, .3dxml, .psm, and database files, which will enable the effective integration of various design records into signal product structures. Furthermore, this ability will aid in the integration of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) documents for visualization of the product assembly, which will further help in the evolution of the market space.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
In this market, there appears to be intense competition among the existing vendors and new entrants. The sellers will opt for mergers and acquisitions, distribute resources to market products that are distinct, clear, and unique value proposition, and in technological
Outlook of the global CAD market in the apparel industry
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global CAD market in the apparel industry to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period. PLM software solutions, including CAD, provide virtual product designing and analysis capability. The ability of these solutions to maximize the economic benefits from the end user’s perspective will result in the strong growth of this market. The augmented need to reduce product development time is another major driver for the CAD market in the apparel industry.
The apparel industry requires high levels of customization, and this high demand for apparel customization has fueled the demand for CAD solutions across the industry. Initially, companies relied on mass production, which lead to cost reduction. This trend has changed with time and is being replaced by the mass customization concept, which is slowly traction among the companies. The capability of the CAD software to determine the cost of materials during the design stage will result in its increased adoption during the forecast period.
Geographical segmentation of the CAD market in the apparel industry
The Americas will be the largest market for CAD in the apparel industry and will grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period. The Americas accounted for a major part of the total market revenue due to the presence of many fashion houses and garment factory units in the US. Some of the companies in the Americas that use CAD solutions are La Moda in Brazil, Art Stone in the US, Astro in the US, and Jack Victor in Canada.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The level of competition in this market is intense among the existing vendors and new
Outlook of the global simulation and analysis software market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global simulation and analysis software market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 12% during the forecast period. The rising need for products with enhanced quality and innovation is a major driver for this market. The adoption of simulation and analysis software has increased across industries as they compete to achieve "first mover advantage" and strive to become the "prime innovator" in their field.
The augmented need to provide quality products within a short duration has compelled several companies to adopt simulation and analysis software. Its ability to improve the time-to-market by reducing the product development cycle and the testing time will result in its augmented adoption during the forecast period. Furthermore, the capability of this software to improve the overall speed of the product design cycle and to provide reliable and cost-effective products by reducing the analysis time and the need to develop multiple prototypes will result in this market’s steady growth until 2020.
Segmentation by product type and analysis of the simulation and analysis software market
In this market research, analysts have estimated that the FEA software segment currently dominates this market and accounts for a market share of around 50%. The augmented demand for simulation and analysis software from various end-user industries like automotive, aerospace, and defense will result in the substantial growth of this market segment during the forecast period.
End-user segmentation of the simulation and analysis software market
- Automotive industry
- Aerospace and defense
Market outlook of the PLM market in the automotive industry
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global market for product lifecycle management (PLM) in the automotive industry will grow steadily at a CAGR of approximately 9% during the forecast period. Increasing product recalls in the automotive industry is the primary growth driver for this market. Product recall is the process of calling back a product, which is not in conformity with the standards that are mostly related to safety.
The growing need for safety features in automobiles is expected to drive the global market for PLM in the automotive industry during the forecast period. The recent increase in the number of deaths by road accidents has forced governments across the globe to introduce stringent safety policies. Such policies force manufacturers to incorporate better safety features in their automobiles, which in turn will reduce the number of deaths caused by accidents.
Product-based segmentation of the PLM market in the automotive industry
In this market research report, analysts have estimated the collaborative product definition management (cPDM) software solutions segment to dominate over all the other segments during the forecast period. This sector currently accounts for more than 39% of the overall market share and is envisaged to further enhance its market share by the end of 2020 owing to its ability to streamline the manufacturing and production processes.
Geographical segmentation of the PLM market in the automotive industry
Outlook of the global 3D mapping and modeling market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global 3D mapping and modelling market to grow at a profound CAGR of around 9% during the forecast period. The augmented utilization of 3D mapping techniques in the healthcare sector is the primary growth driver for this market. In the healthcare sector, 3D mapping is increasingly being used to map the human anatomy and is also used for modeling during surgeries. Furthermore, its ability to effectively detect cancer cells is a significant factor that will impel market growth until the end of 2020.
In the construction sector, the ability of 3D mapping techniques to map locations and to create building models ahead of the real construction process will lead to its augmented adoption during the predicted period.
Geographical segmentation of the 3D mapping and modeling market
- North America
In this market study, analysts have estimated the North American region to be the largest market for 3D mapping and modeling during the forecast period. This region currently accounts for about 40% of the total market share and is envisaged to grow at an impressive CAGR of around 45% until 2020. In the Americas, the US is the major revenue contributor as many healthcare facilities in this region use 3D mapping techniques to detect diseases in patients.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global 3D mapping and modelling market is dominated by three major vendors. These companies have a strong geographical presence in the overall “maps” market.
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PLM is software that plays an integral role in different functional levels of organizations, such as product design, engineering, and manufacturing. The need to manage a product from concept to realization has led to the emergence of PLM software and services. Greater product complexity and an increase in product portfolios across organizations have led to a need for a system that can provide solutions to the production process across industries. PLM software is essential for an organization to reduce costs, achieve higher capital efficiency, and ultimately, increase their bottom line.
Some of the markets under Technavio’s coverage area include digital manufacturing software and computer-aided manufacturing software.