153: How CAD Software Has Developed For Product Development

153: The Evolution of CAD Product Development Software

December 7, 2022

With Joe Dunne, Director of Partnerships at PTC

Hosted by Kevin Mako of MAKO Design + Invent

153: The Evolution of CAD Product Development Software
153: The Evolution of CAD Product Development Software

Joe Dunne is the head of partnerships at PTC, the company behind Onshape and Creo. Prior to this role, he was with SolidWorks since its early days in 1995 and was previously a mechanical engineer. Today, Joe will provide valuable insights for inventors, startups, and small manufacturers on how CAD software has progressed since the 1980s, current best-in-class software practices, and how the software continues to evolve to improve the speed, cost, and quality of bringing new hardware products to market.

Today you will hear us talk about:

  • The evolution of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software
  • The advent of 3D parametric modeling in the 1990s
  • A significant shift occurred with the move to 3D, allowing for more iterative design processes
  • Identifying individuals to collaborate with
  • Current CAD software has advanced through cloud-based technology
  • The future of CAD lies in its integrations, made possible by the cloud-based architecture of the core software
  • This results in the development of products with increased efficiency, faster speeds, and fewer resources, from design to production
  • CAD design technology is now a community of integrated app developers building upon the core CAD technology host
  • Bringing your product to market and testing it is crucial.
  • Today, design options offer more flexibility than ever before.


Joe Dunne Links:
LinkedIn | Onshape

The Product Startup Podcast Links:
Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Pinterest | Twitter | YouTube

PTC Links:
OnShape | Creo

Mako Design Links:
YouTube | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter

Kevin Mako Links:
Instagram | LinkedIn | Quora | Facebook | Twitter

Partner: PTC’s best-in-class software solutions Onshape: The only cloud-native product development platform that delivers full-featured computer-aided design (CAD), integrated product data management (PDM) and enterprise analytics in a single system, and Creo: 3D CAD solution that provides designers with the most innovative tools to build better products faster, such as generative design, additive manufacturing, real-time simulation, IIoT, and augmented reality.