- List of CAx companies
CAxcompanies and their software products. Software using computer-aided technologies (CAx) has been produced since the 1970s through to the present for a variety of computer platforms. This software may include applications for Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-aided engineering(CAE), Computer-aided manufacturing(CAM) and Product Data Management(PDM).
The list is far from complete or representative as the CAD business landscape is very dynamic: almost every month new companies appear, old companies go out of business, companies split and merge. Sometimes some names disappear and reappear again.
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Existing CAx software companies
Past CAD Brands
Acquired, orphaned, failed or rebranded.
Autodesk; Applicon:Acquired by UGS Corp.; CADAMINC:Acquired by Dassault Systèmes;CADCentre:Rebranded as Aveva;CADKEY/Baystate Technologies:Acquired by Kubotek Corporation;CIS (Cambridge Interactive Systems):Acquired by Computervision; Calma:Acquired by Computervision; Claris:Published "ClarisCAD", abandoned in transition of company to FileMaker Inc.; Computervision:Acquired by Parametric Technology Corporation;Diehl Graphsoft:Acquired by Nemetschek;Investronica:Acquired by Lectra;Matra DataVision:Acquired by Dassault Systèmes;Revit Technology Corporation:Acquired by Autodesk;Spatial Corp.:Acquired by Dassault Systèmes; SDRC:Acquired by UGS Corp.;SRAC:(Structural Research and Analysis Corporation) acquired by SolidWorks Corporation; SolidWorks Corporation:Acquired by Dassault Systèmes;SDRC-IDEAS: Acquired by Unigraphics Solutions;Unigraphics Solutions a.k.a. UGS Corp.:Acquired by Siemens
Proprietary CAD software
Developed by companies for their own use. Some are no longer used as the organizations are now using commercial systems.
Open source CAD software companies
BRL-CAD;RibbonSoft: QCad;SagCAD: [http://sagcad.sourceforge.jp/en/overview.html SagCAD] open source 2D CAD program.;avaCADo: [http://avocado-cad.sourceforge.net/ avoCADo :: Open source 3D CAD program in Java.] ;Archimedes: Archimedes_(CAD)architectural CAD program.;PythonCAD: [http://www.pythoncad.org PythonCAD] open source 2D CAD in Python.;JCAD: [http://javacad.sourceforge.net JCAD] open source 2D CAD in Java.;Wildcat CAD: [http://wildcat-cad.googlecode.com Wildcat] Open source 3D solid modeler and CAD application.
List of EDA companies
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CAD data exchange
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