Engineering Software Market: Introduction
Transparency Market Research delivers key insights on the global engineering software market. In terms of revenue, the global engineering software market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of ~13% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors regarding which TMR offers thorough insights and forecasts in its report on the global engineering software market.
The need to automate the product development process has increased across the globe with the growing digitization within manufacturing industries. The increasing focus on Industry 4.0, which is driving digitization within the manufacturing sector, is one of the major drivers of the market. Automation within the product development process has led to the need to optimize the whole process. The demand for engineering software has also increased significantly across industries to cater to the opportunity within the product development automation. Engineering software allows users to visualize, design, and control an object, environment, or any graphical element within a three-dimensional scope.
Construction and manufacturing industries are major end users of engineering software, as software such as computer aided manufacturing, computer aided design, and computer aided engineering help these industries to optimize their overall cost of product development by providing simulation or dummy 3D models for the product planned. Engineering software majorly works on the mathematical concept of geometry, where each designed element is mapped into three different axes: X for breadth, Y for length, and Z for depth.
Cloud-based engineering software offerings have increased from the vendors’ point of view. Quick implementation time, saving hard drive space, and work from anywhere have increased the flexibility and reduced the operational cost, which have attracted users to adopt cloud-based solutions, although initially there was hesitation to adopt cloud-based engineering software due to lack of storage and network security concerns. In 2019, SOLIDWORKS a major CAD vendor, released its own cloud CAD called SOLIDWORKS xDesign. The growing integration of cloud solutions in various end-use sectors is a major factor that drives the engineering software market.
Engineering Software Market: Dynamics
The evolution of 4.0 in the industrial sector is a major factor driving the demand for engineering software. Industry 4.0, popularly known as smart factory, is considered the fourth era of industry that collaborates computing and automation. It also includes cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 takes care of physical processes in manufacturing units that boosts cost-effectiveness through simulation and virtualization. Industry 4.0 has driven the demand for CAD, CAM, and CAE across industries, as these tools efficiently help manufacturing as well as the construction industry in reducing the cost related to product development and manufacturing of the product.
Leading simulation companies, namely, Ansys, SimScale, PTC, etc., are moving toward the implementation of Industry 4.0 in their 3D simulation software solutions. For instance, in February 2020, Dassault Systemes, a CAD software company specializing in simulation solutions, formed a partnership with ‘Xometry,’ a significant player in providing manufacturing platforms. The manufacturing platform will be marketed to over two million engineers and designers via SOLIDWORKS, one of the most popular CAD software packages in the market. Thus, rising automation in the manufacturing sector is likely to fuel the demand for engineering software during the forecast period.
Increasing government initiatives and investments in digitization within the manufacturing industry are propelling the demand for engineering software tools, as they are the most prominent tools within the manufacturing and the product development process.
The lack of skilled labor in developing economies is a major factor hampering the growth of the engineering software market. The manufacturing sector across the globe is experiencing a huge shortage of skilled professionals. Regions such as Asia Pacific and South America, which hold approximately 50% of the global manufacturing market have very low rate of skilled professionals within their countries. According to the International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, 22% of skilled manufacturing workers (2.7 million) are likely to retire within the next 10 years; in addition, another 700,000 workers will be needed due to industry growth. The global manufacturing labor shortage could exceed 8 million people by 2030, resulting in a possible revenue loss of US$ 607 Bn.
Engineering Software Market: Prominent Regions
North America accounted for a prominent share of the global engineering software market. Rise in adoption of advanced technology in the construction sector is a major factor driving the market. Engineering software has revolutionized the construction industry by enabling users to achieve higher design efficiency, increase productivity, and improve the overall presentation of architectural designs. These engineering software solutions enable users to construct a comprehensive dimension of each part of the architectural design, resulting in a realistic representation of the product. Consequently, the rate of adoption of engineering software is estimated to increase in the near future. The rise in the demand for automated models in the ACE sector is another factor that is projected to propel the demand for engineering software over the next few years. Engineering software enhance coordination among workers and help increase project efficiency by reducing response time. Large-scale infrastructure projects are in progress all over the world and engineering software adoption is on the rise, thus driving the market.
Europe is estimated to account for a significant share of the global engineering software market during the forecast period. Rapid production of passenger cars has proportionally increased the use of tooling and rapid prototyping in automotive industries. For instance, according to the OICA, in 2018, 9.3 million passenger cars were produced, which increased to 19.5 million in 2019.
Engineering Software Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the global engineering software market include Altair Engineering Inc. Altium Limited, Ansys, Inc., Autodesk, Inc., Aveva Group Plc., Bentley Systems, Inc., Dassault Systemes, S.A. , ESI Group, ZWSoft, Inc., HCL Technologies, Hexagon AB, Simscale, PTC, Inc., SAP SE, Bricsys NV, Siemens PLM Software, Inc. ,Synopsys, Inc., and IBM Corporation.
Global Engineering Software Market: Segmentation
Engineering Software Market, by Component
- Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software
- Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Software
- Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Software
- Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Software
- Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Software
- Professional Services
- Training & Consulting
- Integration & Implementation
- Support & Maintenance
- Managed Services
- Professional Services
Engineering Software Market, by Deployment
Engineering Software Market, by Application
- Design Automation
- Plant Design
- Product Design & Testing
- Drafting & 3D Modeling
Engineering Software Market, by Enterprise Size
- Small & Medium Enterprises
- Large Enterprises
Engineering Software Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South America
- Rest of South America
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