Tag Archives: Autodesk

AU 2014: a potent mix of strategy and tactics

I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around Autodesk University and am still not sure what my main takeaways are — and it ended almost two weeks ago! On the one hand, it was the most strategic and visionary AU ever, … Continue reading


Autodesk customers flocking to subs, boost FQ3

Autodesk reported results last night that show its transition to subscriptions is picking up steam. Total revenue was up 11% to $618 million, knocking both its own forecast of around $600 million and the investment analyst consensus out of the … Continue reading


Autodesk Accelerate: Customers talk PLM 360

Heard over and over in Boston’s District Hall last week: “I got a trial license of PLM 360, played with it for 6* months (although I was still doing my real job most of the time) and then started rolling out … 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


Autodesk adds 74k subscribers in Q2, way more than anticipated

A few weeks ago, Autodesk announced results for its second quarter that beat expectations, caused Wall Street to go all giddy and then pull back once the exuberance bubble burst. Why? It seems that most analysts grabbed onto 74,000 subscribers … Continue reading


Reality computing + beer = entrepreneurship

Reality computing comes in all shapes and sizes. The Leakey family in Africa is digitizing fossils making the scans available to scholars, students and anyone else who wants them (at africanfossils.org): Artists scan sculptures, architectural details and other objects, then digitally alter them … Continue reading


Autodesk in the big leagues with Nastran

Remember a couple of months ago, when Autodesk acquired NEi Software and didn’t announce much of anything at all about it? They were trying out a new strategy, where they do the deal and work on the product and strategy and later go public with … 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


Get ready! Earnings are starting …

No, we’re not changing our focus to industrials! Yesterday did, however, mark the start of earnings season with Alcoa  announcing that Q2 was far better than expected, which raises the bar for all other earnings releases to come. Alcoa said that … Continue reading


Morning coffee: SofTech partners, Bentley sells, World Cup & more

I still need to bring you up to speed on what I learned at HxGN Live, Hexagon’s user conference; at a session on hand-held laser scanners hosted by DotProduct and in the briefings squeezed into rare days in the office between … Continue reading