I have been deep dive researching in AEC and Manufacturing design software and the greater industry trends. Here is my overview of manufacturing design software trends. There are several trends in mechanical design software technologies that are shaping the future of engineering and product design.
Some of these trends in no particular order of significance include:
- Cloud-based software:
Cloud-based software is becoming increasingly popular as it allows engineers to access design tools and data from anywhere with an internet connection and you can access greater compute power on cloud servers. This trend is likely to continue as more companies move towards remote work and collaboration.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is becoming more prevalent in product design and manufacturing. As a result, design software is incorporating features that optimize designs for additive manufacturing and prototyping designs before production.