On August 26, within the ClusteRISE project, an online event “CAD in Mechanical Engineering” was organized by APPAU, IAM clusters from Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv and the Ukrainian Maritime Cluster. The participants of the meeting talked about the state and prospects of CAD development in the country.
The event was attended by key categories of stakeholders, reviewing the state of CAD in various segments of CAD / CAE / CAM. Topics of the reports covered the following aspects:
According to the moderator of the event, Oleksandr Yurchak, the level of CAD introduction – especially CAD-CAE – is currently quite high in Ukraine, especially in electrical engineering and automation, where EPLAN is the undisputed leader. Another example of successful implementation, especially in shipbuilding engineering, is demonstrated by MDEM, where the transition to PLM (3D Experience Dassault Systems) is underway. The identified challenges of CAD in mechanical engineering include the following:
The final part of the meetup was a discussion of the participants on the mass distribution of modern software in the engineering sector, accelerated development options that will respond to these challenges. According to Oleksandr Yurchak, they include the following:
The project for the development of IAM clusters in the regions of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia «ClusteRISE» is implemented by the Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine (APPAU) within the project «Application and implementation of the EU-Ukraine Trade Agreement» implemented by the German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with financial support from the German government.