Tag Archives: AEC

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 … Continue reading


Trimble consolidating AEC at DS’ expense

Trimble Navigation today announced that it has acquired Gehry Technologies (GT), a venture created by architect Frank Gehry a decade ago to build design and project collaboration technology to help bring his big, complicated, signature building projects to completion. You may recall that … Continue reading


Trimble’s Q2 highlights broad diversification

I love how writers start stories about Trimble Navigation: sometimes it’s the electrical instrument company, other times it “isn’t just GPS” — both are correct as far as they go but under-represent all that Trimble is today. And at the rate the … Continue reading


Hexagon’s Q2 a mixed bag of good/bad, up/down

Many things went well for Hexagon in Q2, as the Metrology and Intergraph PP&M businesses returned to more robust growth and the new Solutions business, created to make offerings that combine products from across the portfolio, started to have an impact. … Continue reading


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 is … Continue reading


Bentley just shy of $600m in 2013, fastest growth in prof services

Bentley Systems just shared a bit of what it is seeing in the world — unusual because it’s a privately held company and important because it is by far the largest software vendor focused only on AEC. Bentley has published … Continue reading


Tekla acquires Field3D mobile BIM apps

Yesterday, Tekla announced that it has acquired SVS Innovations’ construction business, including the Field3D mobile solution, to strengthen its position in mobile BIM. Field3D apps are available for iPad and iPhone, and enable collaboration between the job site and the … Continue reading


Deals in AEC and 3D printing — no Foolin’

Remember how I wrote on Monday that the PLMish world was quiet, at least as far as acquisitions were concerned? I spoke too soon! Yesterday we learned of three deals, one in process modeling and two in 3D printing. Neither … Continue reading


Morning coffee: recalls and virtual reality

Good morning! Hope you had an awesome weekend. Let’s get this week off to a good start by recapping what happened last week. It’s the Economy … Economic news continues to be mixed. Depending on where you are in the … Continue reading


Nemetschek optimistic about 2014

Back in February, Nemetschek announced preliminary results that were pretty good — growth accelerated towards the end of 2013, with Q4 coming in at €52 million, up 9% year/year.  Full year revenue was up 6% to €186 million. Today the company … Continue reading