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...
Exa’s Q2 shows good progress

Exa’s Q2 shows good progress

Exa reported results last week that show good progress, if not stellar growth. Total revenue in Q2 was $15.5 million, up 4% as reported and up 15% in constant currencies — more or less in line with prior guidance and Wall Street’s expectations. The details: License...