Autodesk acquires class-A sufacing from VSR

Autodesk acquires class-A sufacing from VSR

Autodesk announced on Monday that it has acquired “certain technology assets” from Virtual Shape Research GmbH (VSR), a developer of class-A surface modeling and conceptual design software. In an always-awkward turn of phrase, the company said that...
Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

A lot happened while I was walking around Yorkshire and we need to cover Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Day 1, too, so let’s get right to it: ESI Group announced that it has acquired 75% of the equity of CyDesign Labs, a Silicon Valley company that many...
Autodesk’s Dynamo changes conceptual design

Autodesk’s Dynamo changes conceptual design

Have you ever sat though a 4+ hour meeting? You get kinda dozey, right? That happened to me a few weeks ago as I was listening to Autodesk’s investor day presentations. It was long, there were interesting bits, but …. Then SVP Amar Hanspal showed a little...
Siemens PLM may be taking share — but we’re not sure

Siemens PLM may be taking share — but we’re not sure

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I’ve been remiss. One of the highlights of September was the Siemens PLM analyst event held here in Boston about 10 days ago. I wasn’t, unfortunately, able to attend the whole thing but here’s what stood out...
Solid Edge online store goes LIVE

Solid Edge online store goes LIVE

A quick update on a story that started at Solid Edge U earlier this summer: In order offer customers more choice in the way they buy their CAD software, Solid Edge today opened its online store. There, you can buy monthly subscriptions to several flavors of Solid...
Autodesk Q2 revenue down, AEC investments pay off

Autodesk Q2 revenue down, AEC investments pay off

So this is interesting: I’m watching Autodesk’s share price the morning after the company announced relatively dismal results for its second quarter — and the price is climbing. Last night, after the market closed and Autodesk released its earnings...
PTC: FQ3 challenging with pockets of strength

PTC: FQ3 challenging with pockets of strength

Earlier this evening, PTC  reported fiscal third quarter (ended June 30) results that were at the bottom end of expectations — but the headline is that the company sees a tough economic outlook and decided to lower its Q4 forecast. Again. CEO Jim Heppelmann said...
Autodesk Fusion 360 – it’s here!

Autodesk Fusion 360 – it’s here!

A couple of weeks ago, Autodesk formally released Fusion 360, the not-at-all secret CAD product the company has worked on for the last couple of years. If you remember, the company showed off a pre-Beta version of the product at a Design Slam contest at AU about 6...
#SEU13: YouTube, GrabCAD, 1300 enhancements — oh my

#SEU13: YouTube, GrabCAD, 1300 enhancements — oh my

Solid Edge University is a treat. These are serious, hardcore CAD guys who don’t have time for a lot of the other stuff that’s crept in around the edges of CAD for the last 20 years. Give them surfacing enhancements, and they’re happy. Give them ways...