The news is encouraging and consistent with economic trends. The field of CAD has grown to encompass many disciplines, industries, and capabilities; the report concentrates on the tools used to produce CAD drawings and models. From that point of view we offer market share data for the major companies, geographic breakdowns, an estimate of users, and forecasts for the future.
Jon Peddie Research estimates the CAD software market to be an $8 billion market with 5.15M annual users. We expect the market to grow to $8.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4%.