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UK Design and Modelling Technologies Industry

Get to know the UK’s Design and Modelling Technologies industry and the companies providing technological products and services that support design, prototyping and production. View company data, industry trends, market size, key verticals, financials and download our free sector report today.

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What are Design and Modelling Technologies?

The Design and Modelling Technologies industry encompasses the UK’s companies that specialise in products and services related to design.

This sector includes those working or supporting prototyping, design and production, and ranges from 3D modelling, computer aided design (CAD), digital twins and even those working with augmented and virtual reality (AR / VR). Design and Modelling Technologies are particularly important in the manufacturing process, within engineering and in the design and construction of buildings.

Design and Modelling Technologies sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Design and Modelling Technologies sector. The sector has a turnover of £23.2bn currently, has received £419.9m of investment and the sector is growing at 9.9% per year.


Design and Modelling Technologies verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Design and Modelling Technologies industry today.

Our Design and Modelling Technologies RTIC is made up of 4 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Computer Aided Design, and 3D Modelling and Scanning. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0059 Design and Modelling Technologies 1712 companies

    Companies providing technological products and services that support design, prototyping and production.

    • Design and Modelling Technologies: 3D Modelling and Scanning

      Companies providing the technology and/or services that enable 3D modelling and professional image rendering

      674 companies
    • Design and Modelling Technologies: Computer Aided Design

      Companies producing and/or applying computer applications that facilitate the design process.

      734 companies
    • Design and Modelling Technologies: Digital Twins

      Companies developing the technology and expertise that support the creation of digital twins

      254 companies
    • Design and Modelling Technologies: XReality

      Companies applying augmented, virtual or mixed reality technologies to aid design processes

      201 companies

Design and Modelling Technologies industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 9.9%, we expect that this sector could be worth £27.8bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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