Tag Archives: CAE

Exa’s Q3 at low end of guidance even with strong license growth

Exa Corp. reported Q3 results just now that show solid growth as customers continue to convert from consulting engagements (where Exa carries out projects) to software license buyers. Total revenue was up 13% to $16 million, at the low end … Continue reading


ESI’s Q3 stalls, momentum expected in Q4

While the US was busy with turkey day, ESI announced Q3 results that show strength in Europe that did not offset weakness in other parts of the world. License revenue continues to hold steady, though without much growth momentum, while the … Continue reading


Long Beach lessons: Simulate in 1D/3D, add test for better decisions

What a difference a year makes! At the 2013 NX CAE Symposium, Siemens introduced its LMS acquisition to long-time NX CAE, NX Nastran and Femap users; this year, LMS’ products turned up in nearly every presentation, highlighting the important integration … Continue reading


MSC’s Apex rising to simulation’s challenges

What do we most often hear, when talking to people about why they don’t do simulation, or don’t do more simulation? It’s usually one of more of three things: It’s too hard and experts are too expensive (or not needed constantly, … Continue reading


Autodesk in the big leagues with Nastran

Remember a couple of months ago, when Autodesk acquired NEi Software and didn’t announce much of anything at all about it? They were trying out a new strategy, where they do the deal and work on the product and strategy and later go public with … Continue reading


Altair to acquire VisSim for embedded systems design

Altair today announced that it is acquiring Visual Solutions, makers of the VisSim graphical block diagram language for modeling and simulating complex dynamic systems, including embedded systems. Visual Solutions says it has over 250,000 users worldwide, scientists and engineers in process control, aerospace, mechatronics, … Continue reading


DS adds SIMPACK’s multi-body sim to its offering

Dassault Systèmes today announced that it has acquired SIMPACK (formerly INTEC), developer of the SIMPACK general purpose multi-body simulation software that’s been used for decades to analyze the motion, coupling forces and stresses on mechanical and mechatronic systems. SIMPACK AG is a cool … Continue reading


ESI’s Q1 down year/year, partly due to planned change in services

ESI Group reported today that fiscal Q1 2014/5 revenue was down 7% to €20.1 million, in part because of the company’s intention focus on high value services engagements that are likely to lead to future license sales. Had services revenue held constant with … Continue reading


Quickie: Autodesk’s Derrek Cooper on NEi acquisition

If you recall, Autodesk didn’t really say that it had acquired certain assets of NEi Software last month — the news leaked out as customers found out from NEi partners and resellers. Last week, Autodesk’s Derrek Cooper blogged about it … Continue reading


SIMULIA SCC highlights simulation in an enterprise context

It took an entire day, but Dassault Systèmes (DS) finally got its point across during the last session of day one at the SIMULIA Customer Conference 2014: the 3DExperience platform may be new, but is comprised of the same Abaqus CAE, iSIGHT, … Continue reading