PTC’s FQ3 shows surprising demand for subs

PTC’s FQ3 shows surprising demand for subs

It’s big-boy PLMish earnings week and, so far, so good. PTC on Wednesday (and Dassault Systèmes on Thursday, blog post in the works) reported that demand remains solid. PTC customers’ appetite for subscriptions continues to surprise as it came in...
Pokémon GO could change the world of design and engineering

Pokémon GO could change the world of design and engineering

You may have seen the news stories about Pokémon GO, the app for iPhones and Android phones, that has human beings glued to their phones while running around in the real world trying to capture Pokémon cartoon characters. Players use their phone’s camera to find...
LiveWorx 2016 celebrates the physical+digital world

LiveWorx 2016 celebrates the physical+digital world

What happens when you mix a lot of old-time CAD super-users with new, edgy technology? Some cross mojonation* but also quite a bit of resistance. It’s interesting; people who are excellent at their jobs are the most resistant to change because it will make them...
PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

It’s tough to be PTC right now. Most indicators are going in the right direction: subscriptions are ahead of expectations (though that means perpetual license revenue is below plan), IoT-related sales are growing as PTC sells both standalone IoT solutions and...
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...