Tag Archives: CAD

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


Morning coffee: hockey, the economy & recalls

Happy Monday! We spent the weekend in Philadelphia, a traditional destination for history lovers and foodies. This year, Philadelphia also played host to the US college NCAA Frozen Four hockey tournament. The four best college hockey teams in the land played … Continue reading


Too many CAD systems? Read on …

As you may know, I’ve been blogging over at the PTC Creo website, trying to address the issues CAD users and managers ask about most often. This week’s post explores what to do if you find yourself with too many CAD systems. A surprising … Continue reading


MuM Q4 shows return to normal growth

Mensch und Maschine, Autodesk’s largest reseller in Europe and maker of the OPEN MIND line of CAM software, reported preliminary results for 2013 that showed the year finished strong. If you recall, sales had slowed during Q2, accelerated a bit … Continue reading


Morning coffee: economy, earnings, deals & news

Welcome to a new week! Since we know you had an excellent weekend, overdosing on Olympic coverage, you forgot all that happened last week. Pour yourself a hot beverage and let’s do a quick recap. It’s the Economy … According … Continue reading