Aconex snaps up Worksite to boost construction efficiency

Aconex snaps up Worksite to boost construction efficiency

I don’t write about the smaller companies in our PLMish universe often enough — yet they create valuable solutions that are used successfully and profitably by customers around the world. One reason they fascinate me: they compete against suppliers who...
Trimble’s Fifth Element for the Connected Forest

Trimble’s Fifth Element for the Connected Forest

AEC acquisitions have been all the rage so far this year — and Trimble keeps the ball rolling with today’s announcement that it’s bought Fifth Element (no, that was a movie; this is forestry), based in Finland. Financial terms were not disclosed....
AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

Happy new year! It’s always exciting to start afresh and AVEVA gets 2015 off to a roaring start with the first PLMish acquisition of the year: it snapped up 8over8 Limited for its ProCon capital project risk management software platform. 8over8 says it’s...
Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for $100 million

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 AEC-focused PDF creation,...
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...
Tekla acquires Field3D mobile BIM apps

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...
Deals in AEC and 3D printing — no Foolin’

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 is an April Fool’s joke, though there...
Morning coffee: recalls and virtual reality

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 world, it’s looking up or slowing down;...