Computer Aided Design Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, 2024 - 2032
Computer Aided Design Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, 2024 - 2032

Computer Aided Design Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Component (Software, Services); By Technology (3D Technology, 2D Technology); By Application; By Industry; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032

  • Published Date:Jan-2024
  • Pages: 115
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2470
  • Base Year: 2023
  • Historical Data: 2019-2022

Report Outlook

The global computer-aided design market size was valued at USD 9.57 billion in 2023. The market is anticipated to grow from USD 10.11 billion in 2024 to USD 15.77 billion by 2032, exhibiting the CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period.

With the introduction of software packages, the efficiency of production processes and modeling has improved. It has also led to more creativity in the designs by various engineers.

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This software permits the designer to model the entire object much more speedily and assist in correcting any flaw in the model before the creation of any physical prototype. Computer-aided software packages offer enhanced productivity to the engineer as it enhances the quality of model and communication through documentation and generation of the database for manufacturing.

Nowadays, the most common applications of computer-aided software are used in furniture making. It is reviving woodwork art, thanks to technologies such as CAD. Benefits can be garnered by thousands of online platforms that provide model inspiration and can help in building precisely the piece that prevails predominantly in imagination, thereby pushing the computer-aided design industry.

The demand for health and medical-related goods evolved during the period worldwide. While the production using classical manufacturing techniques was impacted due to the lockdowns and disturbances in the transportation segment. This generated the requirement for the geo scattered, small, and speedily manufacturing units together with a smart computer-aided design facility. The availability of 3D printing technology and open-source model made it achievable to overcome this need.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The broad range of functional properties of computer-aided software packages has generated the advancement of a number of applications that are laying the foundation for practical and commercial applicability. Presently, the prominent application areas of computer-aided software include automotive, building and construction, electronics and electrical, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and aerospace and defense industries. The automotive industry collects a significant share where computer-aided design market software packages are used to design several automotive components and OEMs.

The escalated growth of computer-aided design software packages can be owed to the growing demand for designing software packages and broad acceptance in different end-user industries. The usage of computer-aided design market software offers a solution that is economical for manufacturing needs due to the simple use and affixed performance over manual drafting. 

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented on the basis of component, technology, application, industry, and region.

By Component

By Technology

By Application

By Industry

By Region

  • Software
  • Services
  • 3D Technology
  • 2D Technology
  • 3D Printing
  • Assembly
  • Surface Modeling
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Drafting Detailing
  • Others
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Insight by Technology

Based on technology, the global CAD market is segmented into 3D and 2D technology. 3D technology is anticipated to record the fastest growth in the global computer-aided design market as they perform better than 2D structures in terms of digital prototyping and rapid prototyping. Advantages of 3D technology, including better accuracy and visualization, fewer errors, increased productivity, enhanced model quality, and faster production, have been fueling its demand in different sectors and industries.

3D technology helps engineers visualize products and their pieces with better accuracy, which is one of the key influencers of segment growth in the industry. 3D technology software also allows engineers to identify model flaws faster, reducing the cost and time required to complete the project.

Geographic Overview

North America has witnessed the largest share in the computer-aided design market and is expected to continue its dominance over the projected period. This growth can be attributed to the strong adoption of CAD software in various sectors such as architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, media & entertainment.

The demand for CAD technology is increasing in these sectors because it simplifies the process of visualizing and producing product model signs. The growing initiatives by the US government for incorporating digital solutions in order to enhance the development of the manufacturing industry in the region are also supporting the expansion of the CAD market.

Asia Pacific is expected to record a steady growth in the CAD market owing to an increase in the number of AEC businesses and manufacturing firms in the region. The rising demand for CAD software in developing nations, including China, Japan, and India, is anticipated to fuel the industry growth in the region.

The increasing growth of engineering, modeling, and development fields in the region is expected to boost the growth of computer-aided software for modeling tools. Moreover, the growing costs in defense and automotive industries are likely to propel the market growth for CAD in the Asia Pacific.

Competitive Insight

Some key players in the global 3D CAD software market include Autodesk, Inc., Bentley Systems, Inc., CAD International, Dassault Systèmes, Encore Software, Graebert GmbH, Hexagon AB, Oracle, PTC, Siemens, Trimble Inc, and TurboCAD.

Recent Development

In Nov 17, 2020, Dassault Systèmes announced the launch of the general availability of 3DEXPERIENCE Release 2021x. This platform brings cloud benefits to mid-market and SOLIDWORKS customers across design and engineering, simulation, manufacturing and production, and governance. It also offers all the functionalities of the SOLIDWORKS Desktop with a connection to the platform.

Computer Aided Design Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 10.11 Billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 15.77 Billion


5.7% from 2024 - 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 - 2022

Forecast period

2024 - 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Billion and CAGR from 2024 - 2032

Segments covered

By Component, By Technology, By Application, By Technology, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key companies

Autodesk, Inc., Bentley Systems, Inc., CAD International, Dassault Systèmes, Encore Software, Graebert GmbH, Hexagon AB, Oracle, PTC, Siemens, Trimble Inc, and TurboCAD.