Gartner Research

Mechanical Applications Market Battered Across the Board

Published: 01 December 2003

ID: G00118206

Analyst(s): Laurie Balch


In 2002, the mechanical applications market experienced the worst year yet of its six-year slump, with declines in all application areas. Growth opportunities for vendors still exist, but in select areas.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings and Highlights
    • Gartner Dataquest Perspective
  • Market Research Methodology and Definitions
    • Market Statistics Methodology
    • Market Segmentation
  • Bottom of the Trough: Market Snapshot, 2002
    • Market Leaders: Heading in Different Directions
    • Regional Differences
    • Software Revenue by Industry
    • The Role of Service
    • CAx Spending Distribution Patterns
  • Market Trends
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Continue to Abound
    • Operating Systems Driving Down Software Average Selling Prices
    • Spending Cutbacks Compounded by Economic Woes
    • Interoperability Initiatives
    • Licensing Shifts
    • Going Beyond Design
    • Entering an Era of Partnerships
  • Mechanical Market by Subapplication
    • Computer-Aided Design
    • Computer-Aided Manufacturing
    • Computer-Aided Engineering
    • Product Data Management
    • Other Applications
  • Glossary of Terms

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