Tag Archives: CAD

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

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 work methods … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

DS Q2 all about CATIA! oh, and acquisitions

The good news continues to roll in the PLM universe. Dassault Systèmes (DS) reported Q2 results that weren’t great but that also weren’t all due to acquired revenue. To be sure, quite a bit was, but CATIA featured prominently in the … Continue reading

PTC Live: CAD, PLM, Services, IoT – lots of IoT

PTC had a tough balancing act last week at its Live Global event: act like a CAD and PLM company for the majority of the attendees, help a smaller but vibrant community of manufacturers develop their services delivery capabilities while … Continue reading

Solid Edge U showcases cool toys and happy customers

It’s a sleepy Tuesday morning in Atlanta. Siemens PLM and Solid Edge welcome us to the latest iteration of Solid Edge University, etcetera etcetera etcetera. Just as we’re settling in for some serious corporate presentations, in zooms a guy on a go-kart … Continue reading

Encouraging new license sales lead DS to “decent” Q1 2014

Dassault Systèmes reported Q1 results that were decidedly mixed. Total revenue was up but that growth was largely due to acquisitions — and, even then, most of the increase was in services, thanks to the RTT acquisition. Unusual for a traditional software company, … Continue reading

ANSYS buys SpaceClaim (finally!)

Yes, yes, yes, ANSYS announced Q1 results today and we’ll get to that. What’s really got you buzzing is the second press release out of ANSYS this morning: For those who follow simulation but not CAD, SpaceClaim has ruffled a … Continue reading

Quickie: DS earnings highlight V6 deployments

Thursday was a complicated day. PTC and Dassault Systèmes announced earrings for the March quarter and I had to leave midday to catch a flight to Phoenix for COFES. I was able to do an extensive post on PTC’s earnings (here) but … Continue reading

PTC has its eye on the ball: CAD, PLM rev up as SLM leads growth

Once again the Internet of Things dominated PTC’s earnings call — and no wonder: it captures the imagination as a huge opportunity and is a concept that people can understand. As excited as PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann is about ThingWorx, he’s … Continue reading