Unlocking the value of legacy data

Unlocking the value of legacy data

Over at the PTC Creo blog this week, I’m musing on how to recapture the value of legacy data — all those CAD models you created in the past, now stored on drives all over the place (or archived in a PDM/PLM if you’re so inclined), gathering the...
Trimble acquisition boosts public safety offering

Trimble acquisition boosts public safety offering

The AEC world continues to expand and contract at the same time, as the big providers branch out into new areas by acquiring smaller companies. Trimble is a perfect example, making more than 100 acquisitions since 2000 (spending over $3.2 billion in the process)....
DS adds SIMPACK’s multi-body sim to its offering

DS adds SIMPACK’s multi-body sim to its offering

Dassault Systèmes today announced that it has acquired SIMPACK (formerly INTEC), developer of the SIMPACK general purpose multi-body simulation software that’s been used for decades to analyze the motion, coupling forces and stresses on mechanical and...
Nemetschek ups its BIM game

Nemetschek ups its BIM game

Nemetschek just announced that is has invested in a startup and acquired a majority stake in another company to level up its 3D Building Information Management (BIM) portfolio to include time (4D) and cost (5D) in project planning*. As I’ve written before, 4D/5D...
Get ready! Earnings are starting …

Get ready! Earnings are starting …

No, we’re not changing our focus to industrials! Yesterday did, however, mark the start of earnings season with Alcoa  announcing that Q2 was far better than expected, which raises the bar for all other earnings releases to come. Alcoa said that revenue for the...
Happy 4th!

Happy 4th!

Here’s hoping you have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday! Catch some sun, take in a concert, enjoy family and friends, appreciate all that it is good. We’ll catch up next...
Quickies: PTC/Atego done, Aras adds Dr. Eigner

Quickies: PTC/Atego done, Aras adds Dr. Eigner

A quick update on happenings in our little PLMish world: PTC said yesterday that it finalized its purchase of Atego, first announced at PTC Live Global a few weeks ago. You may recall that Atego develops model-based systems and software engineering applications. PTC...
Thinking about simulation?

Thinking about simulation?

Considering how long codes like Nastran have been in use, it always gives me pause when someone asks me where and how to start with simulation. That’s when I realize that the vast majority of people aren’t simulating anything. Yet. The aerospace and...