10 things I think I think: SOLIDWORKS World 2018

10 things I think I think: SOLIDWORKS World 2018

SOLIDWORKS World is always a spectacle of maker-ness, designers competing to out-SOLIDWORKS one another in design competitions and learn from one another. It’s, as one speaker put it, nerd-heaven. This year was the twentieth anniversary event and many attendees...
Happy 2018 — and, optimize THIS

Happy 2018 — and, optimize THIS

I hope you had a wonderful year-end, filled with people you love. Or tolerate, if that’s how you roll. In any event, as peaceful and relaxing as it could be. I’ve been trying to write a 2017 retrospective and, honestly, the mind boggles. So much happened,...
Autodesk Accelerate – so much more than PLM

Autodesk Accelerate – so much more than PLM

“Sometimes you have to wear a shirt” isn’t a typical theme at a PLMish conference, but it perfectly describes the ethos of this year’s Autodesk Accelerate. Morphing from a PDM-centric conference four years ago to something straddling Fusion 360...
Quickie: PTC’s FQ3 suffers from weakness in Japan

Quickie: PTC’s FQ3 suffers from weakness in Japan

It’s tough to be PTC. Revenue ahead of expectations, license and subscription bookings not so much, “sales execution issues” in Japan … weak guidance for the company’s fiscal Q4 … stock gets hammered. A few of the details — much more...