Tag Archives: CAD

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 … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading


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