Announces Top Search Terms for 2003

SolidWorks and Autodesk Most Popular Companies

BETHESDA, Md., January 29, 2004 -™, the leading information site for the MCAD, AEC, GIS, EDA, and PLM industries, today announced the most searched for terms on its website:

Singling out the most popular companies shows that SolidWorks tops the most searched for company for the second consecutive year with Autodesk close behind. Ashlar-Vellum, PTC, and Sanyo round out the top 5.

AutoCAD stood alone atop the list of most popular product names searched. Inventor and SolidWorks finished second and third respectively, with last year’s winner CATIA and Autodesk’s Revit completing the top 5 list. AutoCAD’s move from number four on the 2002 list, to number one on the 2003 list was the most significant among the leaders. total searches grew by 115 percent in 2003, while the total number of unique search terms grew by 120 percent.

“The continued growth in the number of searches being performed on our site is a testament to its usefulness,” said Rick Stavanja, Editor-in-Chief of “This type of examination of what our users look for is certainly an important indicator in monitoring the ever-changing pulse of the overall CAD industry.”

A more extensive listing of search popularity can be found at differs from general search engines by supplying CAD-specific information and allowing users to escape the time consuming process of filtering out irrelevant information that does not relate to the computer-aided design industry. is free to all users and can be found at is proud to be the sponsor of the CAD/PLM Pavilion at the 2004 National Design Engineering Show held during National Manufacturing Week. will be exhibiting at the event at booth # 4023.

Founded in 1999,™ is a centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary., published by Cyon Research Corporation, uses state-of-the-art technology to locate, organize, display, disseminate, and archive CAD information. Cyon Research is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report™, A-E-C Automation Newsletter™ and Extranet News. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, is Cyon Research's premier event, for the engineering software community. and its Insight newsletter are free to all users.

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Press Contact:
Ken Feitz
Strategic Reach

Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004


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