Public infrastructure: what happens if we don’t invest?

Public infrastructure: what happens if we don’t invest?

Last weekend a huge storm dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on New England. Many municipalities put in place driving bans, which kept people off the roads and sped up snow removal. But when we all hit the roads on Monday, the traffic jams highlighted the huge problems...
Acquisitions just keep coming: Autodesk, Hexagon

Acquisitions just keep coming: Autodesk, Hexagon

Just a couple of days ago, we posted a quick recap of recent acquisitions — and already that post needs to be updated with new info. Autodesk announced that is has acquired PI-VR, maker of VRED, real-time visualization technology that’s used primarily by...
AU 2012: Everyone is a designer

AU 2012: Everyone is a designer

Another Autodesk University has come and gone, with its share of announcements and glitz. Around 8,000 of the Autodesk faithful converged on the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas to be inspired, learn about the latest developments in the software they rely on and...
Autodesk unveils 3D CAD in the cloud

Autodesk unveils 3D CAD in the cloud

Autodesk today finally took the wraps off Autodesk Fusion 360, its entry into cloud-enabled 3D CAD. This isn’t Inventor running in the cloud but is a completely new product, with a new user interface, the ability to import from and export to other modelers...
Autodesk reports bumpy FQ3

Autodesk reports bumpy FQ3

As you probably know by now, Autodesk missed its fiscal third quarter targets, citing a weakening global economy as undoing any gains made by its improved execution over FQ2. There were pockets of good and not so good — a lot like a bumpy flight across the US....
Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble Navigation (an ever-greater misnomer) announced on Friday that it has acquired the assets of privately-held Vico Software, Inc.,  a provider of 4D and 5D architectural modeling software and consulting services. Trimble says this acquisition “extends...
Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

I go away for a couple of days, and what happens: merger mania. We’ll dive into a one or two of these in more detail as the week goes on, but here are the high points: 3D Systems acquires a company with the coolest name ever: TIM, The Innovative Modelmakers...
Autodesk unveils cloud-y simulation

Autodesk unveils cloud-y simulation

Autodesk recently announced the availability of Simulation 360, its cloud-based CAE solution for designers, engineers and architects. This is the latest offering to take advantage of what CEO Carl Bass has called infinite computing, where unlimited CPU capacity is out...