Vela Software acquires Tecplot

Vela Software acquires Tecplot

Tecplot, Inc., a leading provider of visual data analysis software for engineers and scientists in the aerospace and oil & gas vertical markets, today announced that it has been acquired by Vela Software, an operating group of Constellation Software, Inc. If...
Altair acquires CEDRAT to continue build-out of emag capabs

Altair acquires CEDRAT to continue build-out of emag capabs

Altair announced this week that is has acquired French CEDRAT S.A. and its New York-based subsidiary, Magsoft Corporation. CEDRAT makes technology that simulates low frequency electromagnetics for motor design. Its Flux, GOT-It & InCa3D enable designers to...
Quickies: OnShape, Bentley, Hexagon and PP&M — oh my!

Quickies: OnShape, Bentley, Hexagon and PP&M — oh my!

So much news, so little time. A quick roundup of interesting news: A couple of weeks ago, OnShape reported that it has now sold shares valued at a total of $105 million, an increase of $25 million from last year’s announcement. By my reckoning, this...
Autodesk adds to its renderers, buys Solid Angle

Autodesk adds to its renderers, buys Solid Angle

Autodesk just announced that it has acquired Solid Angle, maker of Arnold, a ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation. Arnold was co-developed with Sony Pictures Imageworks and is now their main renderer. Autodesk says...
Quickie: Yokogawa closes KBC acquisition

Quickie: Yokogawa closes KBC acquisition

Back in February, Yokogawa outbid AspenTech for KBC, the UK software developer and consultancy focused on operational optimization for the oil and gas industry. The deal needed to be approved by UK regulators, which happened on April 5, and on April 7 both boards of...
Altair makes waves, snaps up AWE

Altair makes waves, snaps up AWE

Altair is one of my favorite companies — but I don’t get the chance to write about it as often as I’d like because it’s not publicly traded and so we miss those four chances per year to take a deeper dive. Why do I admire them? Because they...
Geometric to be acquired by HCL

Geometric to be acquired by HCL

When we think of PLM, we tend to focus on the biggest of the big: Siemens PLM, Dassault Systemes, Autodesk, ANSYS, and so on — but these companies rely on a host of component developers, outside software development resources and integration partners to bring...
Aconex & Hexagon acquisitions keep up the pace in AEC

Aconex & Hexagon acquisitions keep up the pace in AEC

The world of engineering software had blistering pace of acquisitions at the start of the year, slowed a bit but seems to be picking up steam again. Two came across the wires in the last few days: First, Aconex announced that it is acquiring Conject for €65 million....
Very quick: Yokogawa outbids AspenTech for KBC

Very quick: Yokogawa outbids AspenTech for KBC

You don’t see this every day: AspenTech says that Yokogawa has outbid it to win KBC, which it just last month said would acquire. AspenTech says it “does not intend to revise its offer of 185 pence for each share of KBC Advanced Technologies plc (KBC)...