According to the Global Software Top 100 (2011 edition), 6 CAD/CAE/PLM software companies are among the top 100.
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.
|Company||2011 Position||2010 Position||2009 Position|
We will analyze these companies, as well as other CAD/CAE/PLM software companies in other articles.