The CAD software world is changing – interoperability is non-negotiable

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Written by Kari Manner

Posted on August 31, 2022

It is noticeable in the CAD software landscape that openness and interoperability are making a comeback. For a few decades, the one-solution-fits-all approach was a dominant market force, with interoperability playing second fiddle, but the pendulum has swung back the other way. The power is increasingly shifting back to end users who demand the use of different best-in-class software solutions and high interoperability between them.

We’re pretty happy about this at Cadmatic, as openness and interoperability have been the foundations for our software development for decades. We never bought into the one-solution-fits-all approach and certainly don’t want our customers to feel locked into a single software vendor when they purchase our products.

Instead, we believe that end users should be able to use best-in-class software solutions for their different needs. It is our job to ensure they can easily import and export work between these different software packages.

Not everybody agrees with us, and many software vendors are still trying to build walls around their software solutions. We don’t think this is the right way to go, and our growing list of customers confirms this. When we talk to our industrial customers and prospects, they all say the same thing. They highly value good interoperability as it saves them time while achieving top quality by using the best solutions for different design challenges.

If you also value high interoperability and want to use best-in-class CAD software solutions seamlessly, it may be time to consider next-generation CAD software that allows you to do that.

We’ve created a white paper that looks at best practices and the practicalities when changing your CAD software. It’s free and comes with no strings attached. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if we can help you to discover what solutions would best fit your needs.

Download white paper: Upgrading to next-generation CAD software