2D Sales Drawings
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Question:‘How often do you typically search for and download ready made 3D CAD models?’
Answer: This is a really important question because if you can get your products ‘designed in’ by potential customers they will be purchased when that design is manufactured. ‘Two thirds of [worldwide CAD] users download at least one ready made 3D CAD model a year, the majority doing so monthly.’ The weighted average downloads per person across all the industries surveyed is 30 CAD model downloads per year.
A recent worldwide CAD Trends 2014 survey by CAD Market Research Specialist Business Advantage Group offers an up-to-date answer to this question The chart above is re-published here with kind permission of Business Advantage Group and the full report is available here. We look forward to next year’s survey to see how this number trends.
The best way to get your products ‘designed in’ is to offer CAD models of them for download from your website and promote them online (for example in CAD portals like 3DmodelSpace.com). But how do you find out if this approach will work for you? Whether to offer your products as 3D CAD models for download from your website depends on whether your customers will download and incorporate them into their new CAD designs?
The above CAD Trends survey result is an average across a worldwide audience of CAD designers – to confirm if your customers and potential customers will download CAD Models of your products from your website answer these questions or survey your customers to ask them:
That’s what we think, but please tell us what you think?