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Aberdeen Study: Your CAD system should import other's Native files

Posted by Scott Sweeney on Fri, Feb 11, 2011

Did you see the latest multi-CAD research from Aberdeen group?

It says that the most productive companies, Best in Cbest in class trophylass performers, the ones that are kicking their competitor's butts, use CAD software that supports working with multiple Native CAD formats as their primary CAD modeler. 

This just published study says that says Multi-CAD is a fact - 82% of companies are using more than 3 different CAD systems to get their jobs done, but Best-in-class companies primary CAD solution is Mutli-CAD friendly.

So next time your friendly CAD rep tells you to just standardize on their system, if the system doesn't play nice with other vendor's native file formats - you may want to go looking for a solution that does!

What result do Best in class companies produce?

  • 90% of their projects are completed on time.
  • 91% are meeting quality targets.
  • Plus, they are reducing costs and man hours on their projects.

Impressive huh?

Furthermore - the more successful companies use a CAD tool that  will recognize geometry from the imported data - a hole is recognized as a hole.

Multi-CAD import of native geometry that also has the inteligence to recognize the features in the model allows companies to truly reuse data.  Whether a design firm is collaborating with their customers, or a manufacturing company is receiving revisions of an assembly this mutli-CAD capability saves time in having to remodel from scratch.  This abity to reuse, is the key to the Best-in-class companies performace gains over other companies

Click here to  download the report, but do it soon, it can only be downloaded for free until March 4th.

Thanks for reading -

Kubotek USA - Masters of Geometry


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Topics: CAD Software, CAD data reuse, Multi-CAD, Aberdeen CAD report, CAD reuse, CAD Geometry