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Global CAD Market in the Apparel Industry 2016-2020

About CAD

CAD involves the use of a computer for the process of design and documentation. A growing number of designers are translating hand sketches to the CAD format to view designs of clothing virtually in different colors and shapes. CAD helps save time as it requires fewer adjustments of prototypes.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global CAD market in the apparel industry to grow at a CAGR of 5.09% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global CAD market in the apparel industry for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers both direct revenue and indirect revenue of the vendors. The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global CAD Market in the Apparel Industry 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Autodesk
  • Browzwear
  • Lectra
Other prominent vendors
  • AllCAD
  • Arahne
  • Artext
  • Audaces
  • Bontex
  • CadCam Technology
  • C-Design
  • Fashion CAD
  • Gerber Technology
  • Tricycle
Market driver
  • Need for reducing product development time
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Availability of free and open-source CAD
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing adoption of synchronous technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global CAD Market in the Apparel Industry 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global CAD market in the apparel industry: Autodesk, Browzwear, and Lectra.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AllCAD, Arahne, Artext, Audaces, Bontex, CadCam Technology, C-Design, Fashion CAD, Gerber Technology, and Tricycle.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The increasing shift towards subscription model will be a major trend for market growth. We predict a gradual phase out of perpetual CAD licenses by 2016 because of the shift toward CAD subscriptions among end-users in the market. In 2016, Autodesk will stop providing perpetual CAD licenses and focus more on subscriptions as they are expected to provide higher revenues for end-users. According to our calculations, the adoption of AutoCAD LT on subscription generates $320-$350 per year on an average, as compared with a perpetual license, which generates $250-$260 per year. The high return on investment on subscriptions will decrease the demand for perpetual CAD licenses, which are eventually expected to phase out.”

According to the report, need for reducing product development time will be one of the market drivers for market growth. The majority of the time involved in the product development process is spent during the design stage. CAD solutions help the manufacturers design their products efficiently by providing visualizations and simulations and reducing the need for producing physical prototypes. It also streamlines the manufacturing process, reducing the product development time and the costs associated with the manufacturing processes.

Further, the report states that lack of standardization will be a challenge against the market growth. Vendors are struggling to provide CAD interoperability, owing to the lack of standardization in protocols, program formats, syntaxes, and terminologies. Each vendor follows a different format, which affects the overall interoperability of different CAD software solutions. Therefore, PLM vendors and core CAD vendors need to develop a common platform to prevent standardization problems from affecting the market growth.

Companies Mentioned

Autodesk, Browzwear, Lectra, AllCAD, Arahne, Artext, Audaces, Bontex, CadCam Technology, C-Design, Fashion CAD, Gerber Technology, Tricycle.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • PLM overview
    • Table PLM: Benefits
    • Table Involvement of PLM in product development process
    • Table PLM software in product development process
  • History of CAD
    • Table Milestones in CAD market
    • CAD future scenario
      • Table CAD software and future plans
    • CAD market ecosystem
      • Table CAD market ecosystem
  • Revenue realization of CAD providers
    • Table Revenue generation from CAD solutions: Present scenario
    • Table Revenue generation from CAD beyond 2016
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global CAD market in apparel industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • CAD cost breakdown
    • Table CAD cost breakdown for perpetual license (% share)
    • Table CAD cost breakdown for periodic license (% share)
  • Life cycle of CAD apparel
    • Table Life cycle analysis of CAD in apparel industry
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Global CAD market in apparel industry by product 2015 (% share)
    • 2D CAD
      • Table Global 2D CAD market in apparel industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • 3D CAD
      • Table 3D CAD market in apparel industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market attractiveness
    • Table Market attractiveness by geography 2015-2016
    • Table Market attractiveness by geography 2019-2020
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview
      • Table Geographical segmentation of CAD market in apparel industry 2015 (% share)
    • APAC
      • Table CAD market in apparel industry in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • EMEA
      • Table CAD market in apparel industry in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Americas
      • Table CAD market in apparel industry in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Need for faster time to market
    • Need for reducing product development time
    • Increased demand for customization
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Increased cost of implementation
    • High product and training costs
    • Lack of standardization
    • Availability of free and open-source CAD
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing shift to subscription model
    • Rising shift toward 4D models
    • Increasing adoption of synchronous technology
      • Table Areas of synchronization
      • Table PLM components: Synchronous technology
    • Rising use of 3D printer in CAD
  • Impact of trends
    • Table Impact of trends
  • Five forces model
    • Table Five forces model
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
    • Autodesk
      • Table Autodesk: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Autodesk: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Autodesk: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Autodesk: Recent developments
    • Browzwear
    • Lectra
  • Other prominent vendors
    • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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