Siemens Automation Summit: Big data is a big goal

Siemens Automation Summit: Big data is a big goal

I’m in hot hot hot Las Vegas for the 20th annual Siemens Automation Summit and hear it’s the best yet. The typical “we’re all getting older” grumbling is mixed with quite a bit of “I used to know everyone, but I don’t...
Q&A: AVEVA AVEVA AVEVA, revenue recognition and more

Q&A: AVEVA AVEVA AVEVA, revenue recognition and more

Once again, we’re opening the Google and answering questions that led searchers to the Schnitger Corp. website. It’s not clear that there’s a theme or even a pattern, but it’s certainly an interesting mix of business- and product-related...
HxGN Live: where software, data, sensors meet

HxGN Live: where software, data, sensors meet

Hexagon shepherds to market such diverse offerings as Vero’s CAM software, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine’s SmartPlant, CADWorx and plant-specific simulation solutions, Leica laser scanners and Hexagon Metrology optical probes (for manufacturing tolerance...
Siemens PLM CONX ties together users, systems and products

Siemens PLM CONX ties together users, systems and products

I’ve been on a quest to find out where designs come from and one thing is clear: nothing is ever created in a vacuum. A good industrial designer will look at what else the prospective buyer might have on his desk, so that the new ergonomic mouse fits into the...
Q&A: VARs, AspenTech, Nastran and more

Q&A: VARs, AspenTech, Nastran and more

It’s always fascinating to see what brings people to the Schnitger Corp. website. Some of it makes sense: I write about PLM and you want to know about PLM — boom! Sometimes, though, it’s not so obvious … Do you really want me to write more...
AVEVA grows its steel fab offerings, acquires FabTrol

AVEVA grows its steel fab offerings, acquires FabTrol

It’s not even dawn here in Boston and I’m at the airport, waiting to board a flight to Las Vegas and the Hexagon user conference — and this comes into the inbox on my phone: AVEVA will acquire FabTrol Systems, Inc. from the Dowco Group of...

CV Shoutout: CAD to the Bone

Last week I mentioned that Computervision (my alma mater, work-wise), also known as CV, used the tagline “Known by the companies we keep”. That caused some ex-CVers to reach out — thank you! It’s been great walking down memory lane. There are a...
Exa’s Q1 up 7% as reported, up 18% in cc

Exa’s Q1 up 7% as reported, up 18% in cc

Exa Corp. just reported that FQ1 revenue was up a strong 7% as reported and up 18% in constant currencies to $14.8 million, right in the middle of the earlier forecast of $14.5 million to $15.1 million and ever so slightly ahead of Wall Street’s consensus. More...