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CAM Software Market Leaders Named


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Dassault, Delcam and Planit Holdings lead in terms of revenues, seats shipped and seats installed, respectively.

2009 marketshare of the largest NC vendors

Research firm CIMdata, Inc. recently named the worldwide CAM software market leaders for 2009 in its recently-released version 19 of the NC Software and Related Services Market Assessment Report. For the year, Dassault Systèmes was the market leader on the basis of both direct vendor revenues received and end-user payments for CAM software and services while Delcam led in terms of industrial seats shipped.


Planit Holdings was the leader on the basis of industrial seats installed, and Siemens PLM Software’s NX was the leader in industrial seats shipped by brand. Finally, CNC Software’s Mastercam was the leader in both industrial and educational seats installed by brand name. OPEN MIND Technologies was named as the most rapidly-growing vendor, although their revenue growth rate was only 1.6%.

“Even though there have been a number of recent mergers and acquisitions, the CAM software market continues to be highly-fragmented and competitive,” said Alan Christman, CIMdata chairman and primary author of the report. “There is no single vendor or small group of vendors that dominate the worldwide market, and this is illustrated by the number of different market leaders depending on the ranking category.”

CIMdata tracks approximately 50 CAM software vendors and the rankings in the report list 15-30 vendors depending upon the category. 2009 was a difficult year for the CAM software market as the estimated overall market size declined by 13.1%, from $1.425 billion to $1.239 billion. However, CIMdata projects that the overall market will rebound in 2010 by 8.7% to a level of $1.347 billion.


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