"A shocking 82% of survey respondents report using three or more CAD formats in their design process," explains Michelle Boucher, research analyst for Aberdeen's Product Innovation and Engineering Practice. "This means that with today's shortened development schedules, it is important that companies can reuse work someone else did in a different CAD tool. When done well, this saves time because engineers do not need to waste time recreating work someone else has already done."
The study describes the capabilities needed to achieve these time savings by overcoming the challenges of working with multi-CAD data.
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