The 2014 CAM Software market remains fragmented with little consolidation in sight yet.
Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
CNCCookbook, Inc. announces that the 2014 CAM Software Market Share Survey Data are available. The survey covers the Professional, Tiered, and Hobby Class CAM Software Markets.
The High-End CAM Software markets remains crowded, fragmented, and somewhat confusing. There are a lot of packages in this market, and despite the emergence of some predictions about shakeouts and consolidations in the form of Autodesk buying HSMWorks and Delcam, it’s hard to see much consolidation from these survey results. CAM software is an expensive investment, difficult to learn to get the most out of, and absolutely critical for most manufacturers. They will think long and hard about switching.
The tiered CAM software category consists of companies that have modules that let you build a CAM package at virtually any price point, depending on how much functionality you need. As such, they straddle multiple markets from low-end to high-end. The tiered category was the most popular after the High-End.
Hobby-class CAM software costs less than $1000 and offers great value. It is more crowded than ever, but the leaders are starting to shake out in terms of market share in the category.
For details of how much market share each package got as well as trends from CAM Surveys done in 2010 and 2012, please visit the CNCCookbook web site.
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