Nemetschek adds Solibri to its BIM offering

Nemetschek adds Solibri to its BIM offering

Do you BIM? If so, you’ve probably heard of Solibri, soon to be a Nemetschek company. Solibri makes what could be called quality assurance solutions for BIM, validating that models meet specific country/region and project standards and performing various other...
AVEVA and Schneider break up

AVEVA and Schneider break up

Word just came that AVEVA and Schneider Electric have decided to break off talks to merge/acquire one another’s software businesses. No real reason was given, just “unable to reach agreement and discussions have been terminated by mutual consent”....
AU 2015 – something for everyone, even Star Wars fans

AU 2015 – something for everyone, even Star Wars fans

By any measure, Autodesk University is big. 800+ sessions. 10,000 attendees in Las Vegas and a lot more watching the web-streamed sessions from home, during and after the event. The Venetian and Palazzo complex filled to overflowing with design techies of all sorts,...
Exa’s Q3 up 6% as reported on strong US performance

Exa’s Q3 up 6% as reported on strong US performance

CFD company Exa reported results today that show how well recent investments in R&D are paying off: The company had solid, 16% constant currency (cc) growth in license revenue that lead to overall 14% cc revenue growth. The details: Total revenue for Q3 was $17...
AU 2015 pregame: what I want to know

AU 2015 pregame: what I want to know

It’s the week after Thanksgiving so it must be time for Autodesk University, the almost-week-long festival of all things Autodesk with a lot of maker thrown in. This year is special, in that a lot of things are changing for Autodesk’s business and for the...

Siemens acquires Polarion, gets further into ALM

Siemens just announced that its PLM unit is acquiring Polarion, makers of the eponymous Polarion ALM, Polarion QA and other solutions in a browser-based platform used by at makers of the myriad products that include software. Syncing software versions with hardware is...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s a crazy time here in the US. Tomorrow, we celebrate the fact that immigrants came to North America and survived, yet our politicians are talking about not admitting new immigrants (and never mind all of the fallacies in the original Thanksgiving story)....
Autodesk and ZWSoft settle IP suit

Autodesk and ZWSoft settle IP suit

Autodesk and ZWSoft, maker of ZWCAD, just announced that they have settled their dispute over who improperly used what intellectual property (IP). According to Autodesk, ZWSoft “discovered that an employee had … improperly used AutoCAD intellectual...
AVEVA H1 results show possible bounceback

AVEVA H1 results show possible bounceback

AVEVA announced results for the first half of its fiscal 2015/2016 fiscal year that aren’t nearly as bad as some had suggested, given the company’s weighting towards upstream oil and gas. Lots more after I have a chance to listen to the earnings call...