How many hours have you been spending doing CAD works on your last project? How many people are involved in a drawing you created? The trend of CAD in 2020 lies in these questions.
In 2020, what people are asking for CAD software is "the productivity" again. How will the latest technology achieve this? Let's take a closer look at three important major trends.
Customization Drives Automation
In this world of the feature-rich software, we still ask for better CAD to increase our productivity. No matter how software improves over time, one thing that never changes is that we are short on time always. The deadline comes after you before you even get noticed in every single project.
Customization of CAD software helps customers to do things faster, efficient and accurate. It is known to save up to 40% of your time. It automates repetitive tasks in the design process by integrating drafting with your design inputs.
Although the customization requires in-house development or additional 3rd party software purchase, many companies are willing to pay the extra cost to improve their productivity.
New CAD systems such as midas CAD is natively equipped with most commonly used functions that normally requires additional customization using LISP. It introduces a new way to improve your productivity without in-house development.
A Subscription Model
According to a survey by Mckinsey & Company, 46% of customers already pay for an e-commerce services. The subscription models have come quite close to our lives, and have also begun to apply them in the CAD market.
The good thing of the subscription world is not only the improvement on products but also relationships. Let's take the engineering industry as an example. If engineers are staffed, a subscription service can reduce the burden of a perpetual license.
On the other hand, if you don't need the extra license or products don't satisfy you, there's no reason to subscribe it. Through subscription, customers no longer need to be get stuck on long-term contracts.
At the same time, it will allow software vendors to become much more sensitive to whether users is continuing the contracts. In turn, CAD software will evolve both with users and for users.
Cloud services and DWG
The bottom line is the ease of sharing.
Thousands of revisions get performed out of sync throughout the whole project. The collaboration tools to make up for this is another headache. The move to cloud-based design technology begins with these limitations and allows users to expect to work on a file at a time.
However, the reality is bit different. CAD users have reluctance to use cloud-based CAD because of needing internet access, lack of storage network security concerns, and subscription fees.
In that, how CAD users and vendors narrow the gap is choosing more DWG options.
"Indeed, we see DWG editing entering in a new era. The ability to read, create, modify, and/or annotate technical drawings is becoming a utility, just like word processing or spreadsheet programs." said Cedric Desbordes, author at Graebert.
"Ten years ago, the companies looking for alternatives to AutoCAD were mostly small-or medium-size firms. This is not true anymore, as even very large accounts are now looking for cost-saving to reallocate their IT budgets to building information modeling(BIM), 3D engineering, or artificial intelligence(AI)."
midas CAD is following this trend. A start-up CAD vendor, midas CAD released information-driven CAD this year. Defining the same style with project participants, To create new drafting in the same style or templates is simple. The scale is automatically recognized and changed even if the drawing scale of each project is different. The more users in the same project, the more valuable midas CAD will be.