DS reports solid Q3, led by direct channel & big accounts

DS reports solid Q3, led by direct channel & big accounts

Dassault Systèmes today reported results for Q3 that show its direct sales channel continues to perform well, growing the company’s presence within its largest customers. More analysis to come, but the highlights of the earnings release are: Total revenue in Q3...
3D Systems warns, cites production delays not demand

3D Systems warns, cites production delays not demand

3D Systems just announced that it now expects Q3 revenue of $164 million to $169 million, about $20 million shot of Wall Street’s expectations, and full-year revenue between $650 million and $690 million — far short of the $700 million to $740 million...
AVEVA World Summit highlights value of the digital asset

AVEVA World Summit highlights value of the digital asset

I was in Berlin last week, a fascinating city to host one of the plant/marine engineering world’s premier events: the AVEVA World Summit.  The Summit brings together designers, constructors, operators and owners from across the world and across industries, to...
Hexagon reports Q3 revenue up 12% including Vero

Hexagon reports Q3 revenue up 12% including Vero

About to dash to the day’s sessions at the Siemens CAE and Test Symposium, but thought you needed to know: Hexagon reports that net sales were up 12% to €648.6 million; excluding acquisitions (such as Vero) and currency, total revenue was up 8%. We’ll...
Siemens adds Camstar to its digital enterprise vision

Siemens adds Camstar to its digital enterprise vision

Siemens announced yesterday that it is acquiring Camstar Systems, a provider of manufacturing execution systems (MES) to the electronics, semiconductor and medical device industries. Camstar is a privately owned company of 230 people, headquartered in Charlotte, North...
Fall is here!

Fall is here!

Today is Columbus Day, the official height of leaf peeping season and, for some, a holiday. I’m heading to Berlin for the AVEVA World Summit, a 2+ day deep dive into the world of plant/ship design, construction and operation. I hope to see many of you there. But...
Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for $100 million

Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for $100 million

Did you think the week was going to go by without any acquisitions? Nemetschek squeezed this one in, just before the start of the weekend. The company just announced that it will acquire Bluebeam Software, maker of Bluebeam Revu and other AEC-focused PDF creation,...
PTC says FQ4 at or above expectations, restructures anyway

PTC says FQ4 at or above expectations, restructures anyway

Hot off the presses from PTC: Basically, PTC says that FQ4 revenue will be at or above the high end of earlier guidance ($340 million to $355 million), and that Axeda will add another $4 million to $5 million in revenue on top of that. Even so, the company last week...
MSC’s Apex rising to simulation’s challenges

MSC’s Apex rising to simulation’s challenges

What do we most often hear, when talking to people about why they don’t do simulation, or don’t do more simulation? It’s usually one of more of three things: It’s too hard and experts are too expensive (or not needed constantly, so it’s...