Engineering software has long catered to two primary markets, serving up a full spectrum of offerings to the Manufacturing and Building & Construction industries to help with everything from design and analysis to creation and validation, and beyond.
As software continues to eat the world, garnering a fair amount of attention along the way, it’s
easy to overlook the fact that there’s ahardware renaissance going on.
In the past, almost every large manufacturing enterprise had an in-house computer-aided design (CAD) department to develop custom software that met their unique needs. Later, the independent software vendors (ISVs) appeared with specialized solutions, followed by enterprise software providers with high-end commercial offerings.
Developing an engineering application has never been more complicated than it is in today's environment. As developers aim to meet customer needs and bring compelling products to market, there are challenges emerging from all corners of the industry.