PTC’s FQ2 featured ‘strong’ CAD, PLM performance

PTC’s FQ2 featured ‘strong’ CAD, PLM performance

PTC announced results on Wednesday that were, in a single word, impressive. Growth across most revenue categories, product lines, channels — and with positive outlook for the rest of 2018, too, which means no deals were pulled from the future into the fiscal second...
Siemens shines at Chicago’s DMDII

Siemens shines at Chicago’s DMDII

Siemens held another one of its innovation days a few weeks ago, this time at the UI LABS DMDII facility in Chicago. I’ve attended several of these at Siemens HQ in Munich; this was the first I’ve been to at a neutral site and the focus was completely different. In...
Oracle + Aconex is a done deal

Oracle + Aconex is a done deal

It was a long time coming because of all of the regulatory hurdles but Aconex is now a part of Oracle. A quick recap, and then why this matters even if you’re outside the typical AEC/construction world. Oracle has been acquiring to build out its AEC offering...
ANSYS gets aesthetic with its acquisition of OPTIS

ANSYS gets aesthetic with its acquisition of OPTIS

ANSYS just announced that it is acquiring OPTIS, maker of software that simulates light and human vision and, increasingly, solutions that enabled users to visualize real-world effects in a virtual setting. What does that mean? Lots of things. To take just one...
ESI’s Q4 returns to license growth

ESI’s Q4 returns to license growth

You have spoken: you’re not fans of long blog posts that summarize a clump of earnings all at once, nor do you want to wait until the last of a bunch of companies publishes results to read the post. So we’re back to the old scheme, one company at a time....
Shipbuilding software provider SSI bought by exec team

Shipbuilding software provider SSI bought by exec team

This is cool — there aren’t that many providers of ship design software on the market and I’m a naval architect, soo it naturally caught my eye. This just hit the inbox, even though it reads as though it should have been sent a few weeks ago: As of...
Hexagon moves further into construction tech

Hexagon moves further into construction tech

A couple of years ago, at a HxGN Live, Hexagon’s Process Power and Marine group announced its entry into BIM — but not BIM as the rest of the world understood it at the time, a design tool. No, PP&M was going to repurpose existing assets for the...
It’s Pi Day!

It’s Pi Day!

Yes, the Boston area is digging out from the third major storm in two weeks, much of the news is lousy and uncertain — but it’s Pi Day! Today is March 14, which the US writes as 3/14 or perhaps 3.14. Hmm. That looks suspiciously like the first few digits...
What the heck is CFIUS, anyway?

What the heck is CFIUS, anyway?

A few of you have written to ask why the approval of a US government agency called CFIUS held up the AVEVA/Schneider merger, and to ask why a US government body even cared about the combination of a UK-listed company and a Paris-listed company. Great questions;...