Tag Archives: Autodesk

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


Quickie: Autodesk buys entertainment project management supplier

Autodesk just announced that it’s acquiring Shotgun Software, a developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for the media and gaming world. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Autodesk says Shotgun has 500 customers, including some of the … Continue reading


GrabCAD’s PDM Workbench: design collaboration in minutes

I know you’re all looking for posts on this week’s PTC Live Global and PTC Live Service Exchange, and I’ll get to those, but I need to fill you in on a little shindig GrabCAD threw on Tuesday. You know about … Continue reading


Morning coffee: patents, deals and Björk

Welcome to a shiny new week! I’ll be at PTC Live Global, the first user conference that will feature PTC’s combo of CAD + PLM + ALM + SLM+ IoT + well, whatever other initials come out of it. Last … Continue reading


Quickie: Autodesk acquires Bitsquid, adds real-time 3D vis to design

What a day! Autodesk just announced that it has acquired Bitsquid, the Swedish creator of the Bitsquid game engine. Not surprising, this bolsters Autodesk’s offering for the game development industry but it also has potential in other markets that can benefit … Continue reading


Quickie: Autodesk’s Derrek Cooper on NEi acquisition

If you recall, Autodesk didn’t really say that it had acquired certain assets of NEi Software last month — the news leaked out as customers found out from NEi partners and resellers. Last week, Autodesk’s Derrek Cooper blogged about it … Continue reading