GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Services. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
See the entire survey


Q:
What new technologies are influencing CAD Services?
26 answers
Answers:
Enterprise software, geometry-driven configurations, standardization of solid state hard drives.
~Richard A, Design Engineer, Denver, CO
Quick modeling with full details & BOM generation, Interaction with data base ERP/SAP.
~Ramanand kini K, Engineering Consultant, Bangalore, India
Global network Knowledge database Small interface terminal (like iPad)
~Engineering, Design, Nagoya, Japan
Direct Digital Manufacturing / 3D Printing Nano-manufacturing
~Oladapo O, Design Engineer, Lagos, Nigeria
The latest LED TV technologies, cellphones and other gadgets.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Skopje, Macedonia
Product Life Cycle management PLM FEM CFD
~Manufacturing, Selangor, Malaysia
Graphics Processors and parallel computing.
~Engineering, Process/Production, MADRID, Spain
Working with different formats like .dgn
~Technical Support/Services, Muncie, IN
Systems configuration and analysis
~Engineering, Other, Mombasa, Kenya
Collaborative design infrastructure.
~Jim T, Design Engineer, Poughkeepsie, NY
Use of Google Earth Applications.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Monclova, Mexico
Material, lighting, modeling.
~Felix M., Design Engineer, Immokalee, FL
Rendering, 3d printing.
~John B., Self used CAD, St. Paul, MN
Ease of use, speed.
~Chihuahua, Mexico
Large assembly handling
~Research & Development, Louisville, KY
Holographic services
~Brian B, Design Engineer, Valparaiso, IN
Virtual prototyping
~Engineering, Design, Lima, Peru
Collaborative work.
~Xavier D, Project Manager, Valenciennes, France
Image processing.
~Angelos I, Production Engineer, Nafplio, Greece
Detail designs.
~Barney H, Engineer, Sunninghill, South Africa
3D modeling.
~Manufacturing, Rusayl, Oman
3d modeling.
~Rick M, Civil Designer, Cairns, Australia
New machines
~Engineering, Consulting, Bialystok, Poland
Archicad
~Engineering, Consulting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
SPEED
~Engineering, Consulting, Port-spain, Argentina
3d
~Edward D, Cad designer, Angeles city, Philippines

Top
Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative CAD Services?
26 answers
Answers:
Frontline PCB Solutions, AutoDesk, SolidWorks.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Skopje, Macedonia
Dassualt Systemes Autodesk
~Oladapo O, Design Engineer, Lagos, Nigeria
Autocad, sketch up, solidworks
~Felix M., Design Engineer, Immokalee, FL
The company which produced Auto cad 2009 is the best company.
~Zekrullah K, Engineer, Kabul, Afghanistan
I use the Auto cad 2009 I believe that's the best CAD service.
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Kabul, Afghanistan
Dassault Systèmes
~Xavier D, Project Manager, Valenciennes, France
Pro/Engineer IronCAD
~Ramanand kini K, Engineering Consultant, Bangalore, India
Ashlar Vellum IMSI Design
~John B., Self used CAD, St. Paul, MN
Google with sketchup pro 8
~Technical Support/Services, Muncie, IN
Automobile, and the motion picture business
~Brian B, Design Engineer, Valparaiso, IN
Dassualt Systemes (SW).
~Richard A, Design Engineer, Denver, CO
Consulting engineering
~Barney H, Engineer, Sunninghill, South Africa
Siemens, dessault, ptc
~Chihuahua, Mexico
PTC Dassault System
~Manufacturing, Selangor, Malaysia
Industrial design
~Angelos I, Production Engineer, Nafplio, Greece
ANSYS, Autodesk
~Engineering, Process/Production, MADRID, Spain
Soild Works
~Engineering, Consulting, Bialystok, Poland
Global spec
~Engineering, Design, Lima, Peru
Intergraph
~Manufacturing, Rusayl, Oman
Automobile
~Engineering, Design, Nagoya, Japan
Autodesk
~Abhijit Rane, Technical Support, MUmbai, India
AUTODESK
~Engineering, Consulting, Port-spain, Argentina
Dassault
~Jim T, Design Engineer, Poughkeepsie, NY
Autodesk
~Engineering, Consulting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Catia
~Research & Development, Louisville, KY
Adsk
~Engineering, Design, Ypsilanti, MI

Top

Related eNewsletters
See More

Also on GlobalSpec...
  • Receive email updates on new products and suppliers of interest to you
  • Online, interactive conferences / trade shows featuring latest news and industry trends
  • CR4
    Q&A and discussion for the engineering, scientific, and technical community
  • Engineering and scientific news from hundreds of sources
  • Industrial manufacturers and distributors