Innovation in digital manufacturing should not be impetuously assimilated, in particular in developing countries. They should not be rejected either, regarding them as unattainable. Industrial design knowledge establishes criteria to select and take advantage of the differential resources that these technologies provide to the project activity. Beyond the arguments that support and oppose digital manufacturing systems, the appropriation process progresses without definite information of the ways in which they are used by design studios and industries. Within the framework of a research project we developed a survey in order to obtain an outlook of the incorporation of these technologies in our country.