Gartner Research

Adopt a 3D Modeling Strategic Imperative Framework to Boost Business Agility

Published: 27 June 2017

ID: G00331895

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere , Marc Halpern


The siloed use of 3D modeling inhibits the ability to collaborate and innovate on product designs and business processes. Our strategic imperative framework guides CIOs on how to better use 3D modeling technologies to increase business profitability, growth and more strategic uses of 3D printing.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • The Many Dimensions of 3D Modeling

Impacts and Recommendations

  • 3D modeling applications enable the visualization, design, prototyping and production processes that CIOs must facilitate within their organization and supply chain
  • 3D modeling redefines product life cycle activities, thereby enabling CIOs to reshape how users interact with digitized content
    • Augmented Reality
    • Virtual Reality
    • Medical Imaging
    • Generative Design
    • Shape Optimization
    • Digital Twins
  • Gartner's 3D modeling and strategic imperative framework provides the structure for CIOs to assess the current and potential impact of 3D modeling tools on the organization

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