Cyon Research Publishes Analysis of the AEC CAD Market As It Applies to Macintosh Users

White paper identifies the current and prospective demand for AutoCAD on the Macintosh

Bethesda, MD -- December 18, 2003 -- Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering-technology markets, today announced a white paper that examines the AEC CAD market for Macintosh users, in light of the results of a survey conducted to determine the demand for AutoCAD on the Mac.

Prepared in association with Architosh, the paper can be purchased for $195 at http://www.cadwire.net/whitepapers ; there is a $100 discount for subscribers to A-E-C Automation Newsletter. The executive summary can be read for free.

Titled "AutoCAD, Architecture, and OS X: An Analysis of the AEC CAD Market as It Applies to Macintosh Users," the paper addresses three questions:

1) What is the nature of the current and prospective demand for AutoCAD on the Macintosh?
2) What are the prospects of Autodesk meeting that demand?
3) What alternatives to a Macintosh version of AutoCAD would meet the needs of the AEC design community?

The white paper explores such topics as:
o The opinions of thousands of architectural professionals about the need for an OS X version of AutoCAD
o What Macintosh-based offices must do when working on AutoCAD-centric jobs
o The possibility of an OS X version of Revit
o The growing popularity of building information modeling (BIM)
o Current areas of collaboration between Apple and Autodesk

"Excellent CAD companies currently serve the Macintosh AEC community--notably, Graphisoft, Nemetschek, and auto-des-sys--but the heavyweights of AEC, Autodesk and Bentley, abandoned the Macintosh and other platforms years ago when it became clear that Windows would dominate the engineering workstation market," says Randall S. Newton, editor-in-chief of Cyon Research’s A-E-C Automation Newsletter. "As a result those who prefer Macintosh computers must still use Windows to remain competitive."

The paper was written by Cyon Research based on a survey of 2,800+ Architosh readers

About Architosh
Architosh.com is a publication of Britasmedia. Britasmedia's mission with the Architosh Web site is to serve a worldwide audience of Macintosh-based CAD/3D and AEC professionals and students with market-leading information technology (IT) resources, timely news, product reviews, and influential editorial products. Since 1999, Architosh has been the world's leading Mac CAD/3D/AEC portal -- now serving over 25,000 unique readers monthly in more than 70 countries around the globe. http://www.architosh.com

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, Cyon Research’s annual conference, explores investments necessary today to take advantage and profit from future technologies. CADwire.net™ is Cyon Research’s Web-based, centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report, the industry’s premier online and print-based newsletter providing in-depth information on the mechanical CAD industry; A-E-C Automation Newsletter, the only print and online newsletter providing in-depth information on software and systems for the AEC industries; and EXTRANET NEWS, a weekly online newsletter covering collaboration software for engineering.

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Published: Thursday, December 18, 2003

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