Nemetschek acquires RISA structural engineering software

Nemetschek acquires RISA structural engineering software

The deals just keep coming — and I think AEC may be leading in volume for the year so far. Yesterday, Nemetschek SE announces that it will acquire the assets of RISA Technologies, makers of the eponymous RISA suite of structural engineering software, for $25...
Bentley acquires environmental water modeling software

Bentley acquires environmental water modeling software

I’m at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference in Singapore and there’s so much news to cover. At some point. Right now, I need to tell you that CEO Greg Bentley has announced the acquisition of the water modeling software business of...
Hexagon doubles up, announces 2nd acquisition in a week

Hexagon doubles up, announces 2nd acquisition in a week

In between flights, so this may not even rise to the level of a quickie: Hexagon just announced the acquisition of the dimensional data management, quality planning and analytics technology, called eMMA, from Kronion GmbH. Not surprising, the Kronion team and the eMMA...
Hexagon acquires Luciad for real-time sensor integration

Hexagon acquires Luciad for real-time sensor integration

Hexagon today announced that it has acquired Luciad, a Belgian software company that makes solutions for visualizing and analyzing real-time geospatial data. Luciad was spun out of the University KU Leuven (like LMS and countless others) in 1999 as an open solution...
Quickie: Altair files an S-1, preparing for an IPO

Quickie: Altair files an S-1, preparing for an IPO

What a week. Acquisitions, user conferences and, now, Altair Engineering files for an IPO. You can read the filing paperwork here: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1701732/000119312517299201/d290748ds1.htm A very, very quick read of the highlights shows that...
Super quickie: AVEVA shareholders approve Schneider deal

Super quickie: AVEVA shareholders approve Schneider deal

Over 99% of AVEVA shares voted in favor of the combination with Schneider Electric’s Software Business, the entity that includes SimSci, WonderWare and other software assets of Schneider Electric SE. According to the plan outlined earlier this month, that leaves...
Quickie: DS acquiring Exa for $400 million

Quickie: DS acquiring Exa for $400 million

Well, well, well. Dassault Systèmes (DS) and Exa Corporation announced early this morning that DS is acquiring Exa for $24.25 per share, or around $400 million. You may recall that Exa is a publicly traded company in the US, making the PowerFLOW CFD suite based on the...
Autodesk Accelerate – so much more than PLM

Autodesk Accelerate – so much more than PLM

“Sometimes you have to wear a shirt” isn’t a typical theme at a PLMish conference, but it perfectly describes the ethos of this year’s Autodesk Accelerate. Morphing from a PDM-centric conference four years ago to something straddling Fusion 360...
Quickie: Siemens’ Mentor business buys Infolytica

Quickie: Siemens’ Mentor business buys Infolytica

Siemens announced today that it expects to acquire Infolytica Corporation, adding MagNet and Motorsolve low-frequency electromagnetics (EMAG) simulation to its arsenal, in support of electric motor, generator and electromagnetic device design. Siemens says that...
Quickie: ESI reports slump in H1, boosts R&D investment

Quickie: ESI reports slump in H1, boosts R&D investment

ESI Group today released results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 (ending January 31, 2018, but which the company sometimes refers to as fiscal 2017). Overall, the results aren’t awful — the company suffered from both a touch comparable over a year...