CD-adapco users validate, automate to success

In part 1 of my report on the CD-adapco Global User Conference, I wrote about plans for STAR-CCM+, a new iPad app and my adventures in a STAR-CCM+ hands-on session. There were so many excellent user presentations, that I’d like to give a quick recap of what I...

CD-adapco: Bikes, cars and so much more

Did you know that the weight of a bicycle becomes relevant only when the grade of the road you’re riding on is 8% or higher? The bike’s aerodynamics come into play on flats, uphills and downhills and, it turns out, have a significantly greater impact on a...

CD-adapco: strong growth seeding the cloud

CD-adapco announced at its London user event that it was growing very nicely in spite of a global recession, has a succession plan in place and is adding additional licensing options to its StarCCM+ offering. Steve MacDonald, President and co-founder of CD-adapco, has...

PLM vendors have some success helping displaced workers

Over the last year I’ve written a number of posts about vendors offering free or low-cost software and training to laid-off engineers and designers to help them better position themselves for the job market. How has that worked and how many people were actually...

Solvers and sunscreen

This is the third in a series of articles exploring business metrics and their usefulness in the engineering software space. The last post discussed the fact that the cost for keeping a specific customer may be higher than expected and may even exceed the revenue...

CD-adapco sales up 22% last year – and so far this year

We’re not quite done with earnings announcements, it appears. And maybe 2009 won’t bethe disaster everyone forecasts. CD-adapco President Steve MacDonald said the followingat the company’s annual European user conference: “In the midst of constant...

CD-adapco’s stimulus bill: "No Engineer Left Behind"

CD-adapco today upped the ante on helping displaced engineers improve their skills andmarketability. “No Engineer Left Behind” is a global program — all others that I’m aware ofare US-based — offering training at any CD-adapco facility, a...
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