I need to make a strategic personal decision regarding learning/buying one of a number of competing software packages (Parametric CAD). In a perfect world, I would have unlimited time and system resources to spend on an exhaustive comparison of major players. Conversely, simplest solution is simply to go through the job sites and see what is most demanded. I hesitate to do this because a) current situation says little about 2-5 years out, and b) output cross-compatibility is so widespread at this point that any file produced by any of the major players will import into any other. There are market research reports, they are prohibitively expensive.
I am hoping that somebody has developed best practices for situations like this. It seems like a corporate it purchasing problem.