Global CAD Market in the Automotive Industry 2016-2020

  • Published: Sep 2016
  • Pages: 67
  • SKU: IRTNTR10557

Enjoy complimentary customisation on priority with our Enterprise License!

Get me the latest version! (includes COVID-19 impact)
Safe and Secure SSL Encrypted

  • Single User:

    Quick and easy buy and download option

  • Enterprise:

    Flexible option - Complimentary customization included

2500 USD

This market research report analyzes the key players in the global CAD market in the automotive industry such as Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, PTC, and Siemens PLM Software. The report presents a competitive analysis of the market based on geographical regions such as APAC, EMEA, North America, and South America. The report also presents a detailed analysis of all the major factors that will drive and challenge market growth and the major market trends as well.

Global outlook of the CAD market in the automotive industry

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global CAD market in the automotive industry to grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 5% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the increasing number of product recalls by several automobile companies to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. The recent years have witnessed a number of major automobile manufacturers recalling their products due to various reasons including defective air bags, faulty light systems, issues with ignition switch parts, and faulty camshaft. From having to incur severe losses based on the number of products recalled to having a bad reputation in case of a major issue, product recalls due to non-compliance of product standards and safety concerns have several negative effects. Since the effective use of product life cycle management (PLM) software such as computer-aided designing (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) can ensure the reduction in number of product recalls by refining the product, there will be an increase in the adoption of PLM software by automotive industries, which in turn, fuels the growth of the CAD market in the automotive industry.

The shift toward subscription model from the perpetual license model will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the coming years. Benefits such as simpler and a better user experience will result in the major customer shift toward the subscription model. Additionally, low upfront costs, subscription to on-premises CAD software, and instant updates will also induce customers to prefer the subscription model. As a result, CAD vendors will start reducing the sale of perpetual CAD licenses. One of the major vendors Autodesk, has already announced that it will stop providing perpetual CAD licenses for all their product suits by the end of 2016 and has already started focusing on periodical subscriptions to boost their revenue.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is currently dominated by four major CAD vendors who generate their revenues either through direct sales or through resellers and system integrators. The vendor competition in the market is quite intense and this will result in market consolidation where smaller companies are either being acquired by or merged with large companies. Technological advancements and declining profit margins pose a challenge to the growth of vendors and they have the need to distinguish their product and service offerings through a clear and unique value proposition.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Autodesk
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • PTC
  • Siemens PLM Software

The other prominent vendors in the market are BricsCAD, Encore, Graebert, RealCAD, Solvespace, and TurboCAD.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the CAD market in the automotive industry

  • APAC
  • EMEA
  • North America
  • South America

In terms of geographical regions, EMEA accounted for the major shares of the market during 2015 and this was mainly due to the growth of automotive companies in countries such as Germany, Spain, and France. The constant growth of the automotive industry and the rise in number of application specific R&D activities, will bolster the market’s growth prospects in this region.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global CAD market in the automotive industry?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global CAD market in the automotive industry?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global CAD market in the automotive industry?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global CAD market in the automotive industry?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, EMEA, North America, and South America.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global CAD market in the automotive industry?

Technavio also offers customization on reports based on specific client requirement.

Related reports

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • About CAD
  • Market overview
  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: PLM overview

  • Role of PLM in product development process

PART 06: CAD and R&D

  • Global R&D expenditure scenario
  • R&D in the automotive industry

PART 07: Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast

PART 08: Geographic segmentation

  • Overview
  • EMEA
  • APAC
  • North America
  • South America

PART 09: Buying criteria

  • Buying criteria of CAD software in automotive industry

PART 10: Market drivers

  • Increased product recalls in automotive industry
  • Role of CAD in mass customization

PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges

  • High cost of training
  • High cost of switching
  • High cost of implementation

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends

  • Developments in CAD modeling
  • Shift from perpetual license model to subscription model
  • Shift toward 4D CAD

PART 15: Five forces analysis

PART 16: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 17: Key vendor profiles

  • Autodesk
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • PTC
  • Siemens PLM Software

PART 18: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 19: Explore Technavio


Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
Interested in this report?
Get your sample now!
  • What are the key global market and the regional market share?
  • What are the revenue-generating key market segments?
  • What are the key factors driving and challenging this market’s growth?
  • Who are the key market vendors and their growth strategies?
  • What are the latest trends influencing the growth of this market?
  • What are the variables influencing the market growth in the primary regions?
  • What are the factors influencing the growth of the parent market?
  • Off-the-shelf research reports
  • Reports can be tailored to meet the customer's needs
  • Trusted by more than 100 fortune 500 organizations
  • Information about the market's key drivers, trends, and challenges
  • Parent market analysis
  • Every week, 50,000 people visit our subscription platform
  • Detailed vendors report with competitive landscape
  • Covid-19 impact and recovery analysis
  • Data on revenue-generating market segments
  • Details on the market shares of various regions
  • Five-force market analysis

Certified ISO 9001 : 2015

We are ISO 9001:2015 recognized that ensures quality services and product delivery to our clients.

We are GDPR and CCPA compliant! Your transaction & personal information is protected from unauthorized use.

Safe and Secure SSL Encrypted

  • Single User:

    Quick and easy buy and download option

  • Enterprise:

    Flexible option - Complimentary customization included

2500 USD

Technavio Get the report (PDF) sent to your email within minutes.

Subscribe & Save

Get lifetime access to our
Technavio Insights

Customized Report as per your Business Needs

  • Our analysts will work directly with you and understand your needs
  • Get data on specified regions or segments, competitor and Vendors
  • Data will be formatted and presented as per your requirements
  • We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization at the time of purchase

Let us help you make report more suited to your requirements.

  • Get a competitive breakdown as per your niche industry
  • Customize the data with various metrics that meet your business prerequisite
  • Understand Revenue Sources, Customers and many more
  • Details on Market Share
  • These customizations are done in a short amount of time by our analysts and industry experts
Enquire Before Buying
17,000 reports available | Plans starting from just 5,000 USD | Get FREE trial>>