ASSESSing the future of CAE

ASSESSing the future of CAE

I’ve been thinking a lot about simulation: who should be doing it, where it fits in a design process, how can we involve more people in using and creating these tools … And there are no easy answers. Quick, throw-away reactions are that everyone should be...
Q&A Tuesday: Treehouses, WiFi, CAE & PLM – oh my

Q&A Tuesday: Treehouses, WiFi, CAE & PLM – oh my

People find the Schnitger Corp. website in all sorts of ways, looking for a lot of different information. [Did you know we now have over 1,000 blog posts with maybe a million words — yikes.] Here are a couple of search terms that led people to this website and I...
SolidWorks World 2016: makers, cloud and subs

SolidWorks World 2016: makers, cloud and subs

Kishore Boyalakuntla, SolidWorks Brand User Experience Leader, joked that SolidWorks World is a bit like Disney for engineers — and, you know, it is! This year’s event had a slightly different vibe: it was less serious, more maker and decidedly not DS-centric. Yes,...
ESI buys Mineset big data analytics from SGI

ESI buys Mineset big data analytics from SGI

ESI today announced that it is acquiring Mineset Inc., a big data visual analytics and machine-learning specialist, from SGI. [Recall that ESI acquired OpenCFD Ltd, owner of the OpenFOAM Trademark, from SGI in 2012. — Ed.] Mineset bills itself...
Where are we going? A simulation view

Where are we going? A simulation view

The good news: we’re no longer evangelizing about the benefits of simulation. Most people and companies understand that CAE can help create better products, more quickly. The bad news: many still don’t get the fact that simulating one facet of a product isn’t...
ESI Group acquires ITI GmbH to add 0D/1D to its offering

ESI Group acquires ITI GmbH to add 0D/1D to its offering

ESI Group just announced that it has acquired 96% of ITI GmbH, maker of the 0D/1D SimulationX solution, and has the option to purchase the remaining 4% in three years. All ITI staff will join ESI (and it sounds like it will be business as usual for ITI customers, at...
ANSYS Q3 near top of guidance; sees 9% growth in 2016

ANSYS Q3 near top of guidance; sees 9% growth in 2016

ANSYS just announced that GAAP-basis revenue in Q3 was $238 million, up 2% as reported and up 9% in constant currencies — and near the top end of its earlier guidance. Software license revenue was $140 million, flat year/year as reported, while...