The Big 6 in CAD/CAE/PLM software industry (2011)

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According to the Global Software Top 100 (2011 edition), 6 CAD/CAE/PLM software companies are among the top 100.

They are Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk, PTCSiemens (UGS),  Mentor Graphics and ANSYS.

Dassault and Siemens have the complete ecosystem: CAD-CAM-CAE-PLM.  Autodesk and PTC reply more on CAD. Mentor Graphics has a limited presence beyond in the electronics industry. ANSYS is an interesting company focusing only CAE.

Compared with the rank of the previous year (2010), all these 6 companies climbed some potions varying from 1 to 4.  This indicates the demands for CAD/CAE/PLM are getting stronger.  The following table illustrates the ranking of these 6 companies in the last three years.

Company2011 Position2010 Position2009 Position
Dassault Systems192217
Autodesk222516
Siemens495040
Mentor Graphics778066
ANSYS929675

We will analyze these companies, as well as other CAD/CAE/PLM software companies in other articles.

Comments

  1. Timothy Suhr says:

    The following table illustrates the ranking of these 6 companies in last three years.
    Company 2011 Position 2010 Position 2009 Position
    Dassault Systems 19 22 17
    Autodesk 22 25 16
    Siemens 49 50 40
    Mentor Graphics 77 80 66
    ANSYS 92 96 75

    What is the sixth company and what are its numbers?

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