Tag Archives: AEC

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


Autodesk’s Q4: license transition, AEC strength

Let’s do a little math, shall we? If we buy software at Staples for $5,000, Staples gets $5,000 and the creator of the software gets maybe $3,000 of that. Assuming we don’t buy any more, in 5 years, the vendor … Continue reading


AU: Intersection of CAM, clouds and reality

Autodesk University 2013 was a huge, loud, in-your-face explosion of all things related to making stuff. In this context, “stuff” could be manufactured goods, buildings, bridges, movies or just about anything else you could imagine. I’ve written a bit about … Continue reading


Autodesk U — complete with dancing robots!

Autodesk University is awash in superlatives: biggest, loudest, most diverse … And it really is. Nearly 10,000 people here in Las Vegas and another 20,000 or 30,000 tuning in online. Manufacturing, construction, architecture, movie-making, robots, drawings, oh my. The keynote session … Continue reading


Quickies: Deal, partnership and more

So much going on! Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, the internet is abuzz with a very polite  puppy and our PLMish world is cranking through the news cycles. It’s raining and cold … Continue reading