PTC takes a look, clarifies IoT+CAD+PLM+VR+SLM vision

PTC takes a look, clarifies IoT+CAD+PLM+VR+SLM vision

PTC last week rolled out its vision for the augmented reality-enabled enterprise: access to all sorts of data related to an object, served out on tablets, watches, phones and other devices, with the specifics of the data tailored to the needs of the user. This vision...
AU 2015 – something for everyone, even Star Wars fans

AU 2015 – something for everyone, even Star Wars fans

By any measure, Autodesk University is big. 800+ sessions. 10,000 attendees in Las Vegas and a lot more watching the web-streamed sessions from home, during and after the event. The Venetian and Palazzo complex filled to overflowing with design techies of all sorts,...
Browser, new UI & consistent focus in SolidWorks 2016

Browser, new UI & consistent focus in SolidWorks 2016

SolidWorks debuted its 2016 release a couple of weeks ago and officially released it last week —you should check out its 300+ enhancements/major fixes at solidworks.com or by attending an event hosted by your favorite reseller— but it’s tough to sum up in 1000 words....
Onshape raises another $80m, well ahead of schedule

Onshape raises another $80m, well ahead of schedule

Onshape announced today that it has raised another $80 million in new equity financing in a new round led by Andreessen Horowitz and with existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Commonwealth Capital Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners upping their...
Siemens PLM Catchbook is the tip of the iceberg

Siemens PLM Catchbook is the tip of the iceberg

Siemens PLM is big, really big, with thousands of employees, dozens of product lines, 8 target industries, and lots of messages to convey in a 3+ day-long analyst event. I’ve been trying to come up with a single theme, or story to tell that ties it all up neatly for...
Siemens PLM CONX ties together users, systems and products

Siemens PLM CONX ties together users, systems and products

I’ve been on a quest to find out where designs come from and one thing is clear: nothing is ever created in a vacuum. A good industrial designer will look at what else the prospective buyer might have on his desk, so that the new ergonomic mouse fits into the...
Onshape’s here! Finally, we can talk about it …

Onshape’s here! Finally, we can talk about it …

Onshape, the latest CAD company founded by Jon Hirschtick, John McEleney and other names you likely recognize, took the wraps off this morning to finally let us talk about the worst-kept secret in the CAD world. To skip right to the part you probably care about: What...
AU 2014: a potent mix of strategy and tactics

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, as Autodesk flexes its muscles in both technical and...
It’s good to be SolidWorks

It’s good to be SolidWorks

New releases are funny things: companies pour their hearts into delivering bug fixes and new features that they hope will make customers happy, yet many customers don’t even know about most of the new features/fixes — they’ve found their favorite...
Solid Edge subscriptions: affordable, professional CAD

Solid Edge subscriptions: affordable, professional CAD

The Siemens analyst event is chockfull of content and I hope you’re following #SPLM14 on Twitter for live updates. There’s more to come from me after the final presentation has faded to black, but I’d like to quickly focus on Solid Edge, a brand...