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Bilingual Russian-English research paper by Ralph Grabowski

The Russian MCAD Market


Выступление Ральфа Грабовски за круглым столом «Будущее САПР» 

1. Обзор рынка машиностроительных САПР 

2. Тенденции в программном и аппаратном обеспечении САПР

3. Международный и национальный рынки 

4. Журналистика в САПР 

Круглый стол «Будущее САПР» глазами Ральфа Грабовски 

Турне upFront.eZine по России 


Трудные годы 

Собственная сеть дистрибьюции

Выбор собственного рынка


Живая демонстрация

Проблема «интернациализации»

Внутри ядра КОМПАСа

Новинка — КОМПАС V11

Следующее поколение КОМПАС

Американский рынок


Проблема маркетинга

Мои вопросы к SoftDev

Вопросы от SoftDev

Компания SoftDev SPB

«Топ Системы» (T-FLEX) 

Урок истории

Продажи в США и в России

Демонстрация T-FLEX

Autodesk СНГ, Москва

Деловой ужин на крыше

Как Autodesk СНГ ведет маркетинг в России

Как Autodesk СНГ ведет маркетинг в период кризиса

Насколько бизнес Autodesk вырос в России

About Autodesk CIS


About Nanosoft

НТП Трубопровод

Контакты с Западом

Распространение за пределами России

NTP Truboprovod 

ЛЕДАС, Новосибирск

История компании ЛЕДАС

Разработка программного обеспечения

ЛЕДАС и isicad

Чем ЛЕДАС отличается от конкурентов в Прямом Моделировании 

История isicad

Услуги в области PLM 

The upFront.eZine Tour of Russia Blog



АСКОН и SoftDev

Круглый стол “Будущее САПР” 

САПР в России

TOP Systems / Autodesk CIS / Nanocad

Autodesk CIS


Высокая стоимость сопровождения ПО в первый год


Front-loaded Maintenance

Новосибирск, Сибирь




Copyright 2010 by upFront.eZine Publishing.


The Future of MCAD Roundtable Q&A 

1. MCAD Market Overview 

2. Trends in MCAD Software and Hardware 

3. International and National Markets  

4. MCAD Journalism  

Directed Q&A Session 

Free-for-all Q&A Session 



The Difficult Years 

Owning the Distribution 

Defining Its Market 

Research and Development 

Live Demo 

Problem of Internationalization 

Inside the KOMPAS Kernel  

The New KOMPAS V11 

KOMPAS Next Generation 

About ASCON 


The Problem of Marketing 

Questions for SoftDev 

Questions from SoftDev 

About SoftDev SPB

Top Systems (T-flex) 

History Lesson 

Top Systems 

About Top Systems 


Autodesk CIS 

Rooftop Dinner Meeting 

How Autodesk CIS Markets into Russia

How Autodesk CIS Markets into a Recession 

How Autodesk Grows Its Business in Russia 

About Autodesk CIS


About Nanosoft 

NTP Truboprovod

Connecting with the West

Spreading Beyond Russia

NTP Truboprovod 


History of LEDAS 

Software Development 

About LEDAS Group 

LEDAS and isiscad

How LEDAS Direct Modeling Differs from Competitors 

History of isicad

PLM Services

The upFront.eZine Tour of Russia Blog


Saint Petersburg

Meeting with ASCON


Meeting with SoftDev

Roundtable on the Future of MCAD

CAD in Russia

TOP Systems / Autodesk CIS / Nanocad 

Meeting with TOP Systems

Meeting with Autodesk CIS

Meeting with Nanocad 


Front-loaded Maintenance

Novosibirsk, Siberia



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The first bi-lingual research paper on the state of the mechanical computer-aided design market in Russia. In The Russian MCAD Market, you will learn insights into the following crucial topics:

  • History of MCAD in Russia during and after Soviet rule.
  • Product offerings by MCAD firms native to Russia and from abroad.
  • Special problems faced by Russian firms doing business with the West.
  • Challenage faced by Western MCAD firms running branch offices in Russia.

The content of this whitepaper was collected by upFront.eZine editor Ralph Grabowski during his 10-day tour in late 2009 of Saint Petersburg, Moscow, and Novosibirsk. The tour was organized by David Levin of LEDAS and sponsored by the CAD vendors visited.

This research paper is critical to understanding the state of the MCAD software business in Russia today.

(Russian translation provided by LEDAS and nanosoft.)

This 126-page research paper is available as a PDF file. It is sent to you by email.

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