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Webinar: Addressing Bottlenecks in Simulation

Michelle Boucher will share her recent research on Simulation Bottlenecks during a webinar on Thursday September 29 at 2:00 EDT. Digital Engineering's Kenneth Wong will moderate this webinar sponsored by Siemens Femap. This webinar will reveal: The top improvement areas you should focus on to get even … [ read more ]

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Top Five Five Factors for a Successful IIoT Implementation (live webcast)

Jim Brown will present his recent research on building versus buying IIoT infrastructure in the upcoming Top 5 Factors for a Successful Industrial IoT Implementation webcast on Engineering.com (sponsored by Autodesk). The webcast also features Autodesk's Head of IoT, Bryan Kester, sharing how IIoT can help improve … [ read more ]

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Survey: Composites for A&D

Are you in the aerospace and defense industry (A&D) or a supplier for A&D? Do you work with composites? If so, please share your experience with composites by participating in this research and completing the survey. We are exploring topics such as: what is the material make-up of your parts?Are … [ read more ]

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Composite State of the Market (Survey Findings)

Tech-Clarity's research report, Composites State of the Market: Using Composites as a Competitive Advantage, examines survey findings on material trends and composites. Over 240 companies participated in the survey. The research finds that new materials are a significant source of product complexity. The research … [ read more ]

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PLM Integration Survey Invitation

How do leading companies implement, operate, and support PLM integration? What value does integration bring them? Please share your thoughts in our short PLM Integration Survey. Tech-Clarity invites you to join a research study on best practices for PLM Integration.  If you have already completed the … [ read more ]

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Research: Engineering Software Recovering in 2010?
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A quick peek into some research on … the impact of the economic downturn and the fledgeling recovery on the market for CAD, CAE, PLM, and other software for engineers and product developers. In 2009, I conducted a survey jointly  with Cyon Research, and Design Insight. We presented the results at the annual “Congress for the Future of Engineering Software, COFES, which generated some lively discussion. We are repeating the survey this year, and looking forward to understanding the views of the market this year as compared to last.

The Research Findings – 2010 (please take the survey)

Before getting into the results for 2009, I ask you please contribute by taking 5-10 minutes of your time to answer about a dozen short questions on this year’s survey:   COFES 2010 Survey.  Please participate, and I will make sure we share our findings and insights back with you.

The Research Findings – 2009

As I stated last year, the research was not intended to be an economic forecast, but instead an indication of the sentiment of the industry. The study was designed to guage respondents’ opinions about the market, and should be take as such.

I shared some results last year in Research Rap: Impact of Economy on Smaller PLM Vendors. I found it interesting that most smaller vendors felt that they would struggle but survive. As the calendar has turned, we will close the loop on this prediction and see how it turned out. I would dare say that the shakeout was not as bad as some expected it to be. But the big question was when did the people in the industry expect to see a return of the engineering software market to its prior strength

The question was: “What is your best estimate of when the engineering software market will recover (to approximately 2005-2007 levels)?” Here was the view from last year:

What we noticed, though, was that the executives at the software vendors were more optimistic about the timing of the recovery than the executives at their customers:

Who was right? Has their opinion changed? Please take the survey so we have a good comparison of this year’s market sentiment to last: COFES 2010 Survey. I promise to “mythbust” my own predictions as well as the markets.

So that was a quick peek into some recent research on the engineering software market recovery, I hope you found it interesting. Does the research reflect your experiences? Do you see it differently? Let us know what it looks like from your perspective. Take the survey, and share your thoughts with all of us and the participants at COFES.

Please feel free to review more free research and white papers about PLM and other enterprise software for manufacturers from Tech-Clarity.

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