2D to 3D
When will the revolution be over?
Why are most users still doing 2 dimensional design. 3 dimensions was
supposed to revolutionize design, both for mechanical design and
Mr. Tara explores some of the reasons why 3D is still a wish rather than
a reality, including a lack of leadership by software vendors (one in
particular), difficulty of use, lack of education, and more. He will
provide an insight into the current state of the industry and what the
future may bring, as well as suggest how software vendors can help bring
the 3D revolution to a desirable conclusion.
Autodesk Dominance - Is it Permanent? (discussion session)
AutoCAD has been the market leader since the 1980's. It has endured
competition but with little or no impact. This is despite a program that
even Autodesk would admit is not a technology leader. Other CAD programs
have offered more innovative features, are easier to use, even cheaper.
Yet, AutoCAD has 80% of the market.
Mr. Tara offers an analysis of the market and reasons for the AutoCAD
sales leadership. Included is Autodesk's history from the first days
with John Walker to its present state with Carol Bartz. He provides
examples of competitive challenges - and why they failed. How does
Autodesk plan to ensure its success and are there any vulnerabilities
for CAD vendors to exploit?