Niki Tait attempts to look into a crystal ball and predict how CAD will develop in the years to come. Due to its very competitive nature, future developments from any of the CAD companies are probably some of the industry's best kept secrets, and thus trying to predict what apparel CAD packages will be like two years down the line, let alone ten, can only be a matter of speculation. However, one can look at past and present trends and recent developments, as well as talking to the CAD companies themselves, to try and draw a picture.