Altair appifies CFD

Altair appifies CFD

We take a break from the streak of earnings and acquisitions to focus on CAE — specifically, CFD. Earlier this year, John Chawner of Pointwise highlighted a survey which found that “58% of engineers aren’t prepared for running CFD. Keeping in mind the...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Happy New Year and welcome back! So much happened as we swapped 2013 calendars for 2014 (and dealt with blizzards, ships stuck in the ice and goodness-knows-what) that we all need a bit of a recap. In no particular order: PTC made the last acquisition in the PLMish...
Hexagon’s Q3, Shell & rentals

Hexagon’s Q3, Shell & rentals

While I was wandering in East and North Yorkshire, 3D Systems, Accelrys, FARO, Hexagon, Nemetschek and other companies announced results for the September quarter. Time for recaps so, first up, in keeping with the Plant/Infrastructure theme we have going, let’s...
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...
Autodesk links PLM and ERP, buys Tinkercad

Autodesk links PLM and ERP, buys Tinkercad

PLM 360 + NetSuite = Control for SMBs? Last week, Autodesk and NetSuite announced that they had entered into a strategic partnership to link Autodesk PLM 360 and NetSuite ERP, with the aim of offering PLM and ERP to small and medium-sized companies that might have...
Box.com tries cloud end-run for the AEC market

Box.com tries cloud end-run for the AEC market

I use cloud storage for all of the usual reasons: always-on access makes it easy for me to work wherever I am. I can collect the files relevant to a project in one place, create a backup of important works-in-progress and collaborate with others without emailing large...
Autodesk reports bumpy FQ3

Autodesk reports bumpy FQ3

As you probably know by now, Autodesk missed its fiscal third quarter targets, citing a weakening global economy as undoing any gains made by its improved execution over FQ2. There were pockets of good and not so good — a lot like a bumpy flight across the US....
SAP closes Ariba deal, focuses on cloud

SAP closes Ariba deal, focuses on cloud

SAP announced earlier today that it was raising its full-year revenue target as a result of strong software sales of its own products and with an extra boost from its acquisition of Ariba, which closed on October 1. All executives on the earnings call said that the...
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