CAD Software for Residential Architecture


To find/estimate the revenue of the top CAD programs used by architects.

Early Findings

  • The computer-aided design market is segmented by technology into two segments: 3D design and 2D design.
  • According to Statista and BIS Research, the global CAD market revenue reached $5.5 billion for 3D design and $1.97 billion for 2D design in 2018. Thus, the overall market revenue was $7.47 billion (5.5 billion + 1.97 billion). (Screenshots here).
  • The top 10 CAD software by market share are:
  • We calculated the revenue of each software using the following formula: Software revenue = market revenue x software market share. As an example, the market share of Autodesk AutoCAD is 36.40%, which means that its revenue = 7.47 billion x 36.40% = 2.719 billion.
  • Autodesk, inc. owns Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Inventor, 3ds Max, and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Software Revenue

  • Autodesk AutoCAD: $2.719 billion
  • Dassault Systemes: $716 million
  • Autodesk: $628 million
  • Autodesk Revit: $593 million
  • Autodesk Inventor: $260 million
  • Solidworks: $250 million
  • 3ds Max: $221 million
  • Mastercam: $177 million
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D: $158 million
  • Mathcad: $125 million

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