Gartner Research

Breaking the Three-Year Slump

Published: 11 September 2000

ID: G0091974

Analyst(s): Sharon Tan


The mechanical CAx/PDM market has been in a three-year slump, with little to no growth in many of the application areas. What's causing this market slowdown, and what events will trigger forward movement? Gartner Dataquest examines these topics in this report, as well as forecast market growth by the major application areas of mechanical CAD, CAM, CAE and PDM.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Study Objectives
    • Key Findings and Highlights
    • Dataquest Perspective
    • Report Description
  • Market Research Methodology and Definitions
    • Data Collection Process
    • Market Segmentation
  • Market Snapshot, 1999
    • Market Leaders: Mixed Performance
    • Regional Differences
    • Distribution Channels and End User Spending
    • Software Revenue by Industry
  • Market Trends
    • Ongoing Market Consolidation
    • Advances in Modeling: Or Lack Thereof
    • System-Level Design Plods Ahead
    • How Far Are We From Engineer-to-Order?
    • Is There a Place for Linux?
    • New Distribution Channels and the Internet
    • E-Marketplace Opportunities Down the Road
    • The ASP Model
  • Mechanical Market by Subapplication
    • Computer-Aided Design
    • Computer-Aided Engineering
    • Computer-Aided Manufacturing
    • Product Data Management
    • Other Applications

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