Tag Archives: Deals

Vero snapped up by … Hexagon?

Early today, Hexagon announced that it is acquiring Vero Software, the UK CAM company that itself is a composite of brands like Alphacam, Edgecam, Radan, SURFCAM, VISI, Cabinet Vision, and WorkNC. To call it “Vero” isn’t complete but it does the job: Vero … 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


Quickie: Autodesk buys entertainment project management supplier

Autodesk just announced that it’s acquiring Shotgun Software, a developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for the media and gaming world. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Autodesk says Shotgun has 500 customers, including some of the … Continue reading


Quickie: Altair closes FEKO acquisition

Altair said today that it finally closed the acquisition of EM Software & Systems (EMSS), first announced back in December 2013. I am trying to get details, but suspect roping in the South African company’s distributor offices in the United States, Germany, … Continue reading


They did it again: HXGN acquires data & content database provider

Hexagon continues its acquisitive ways, adding North West Geomatics Ltd. (aka North West Group) to its quiver of geospatial data providers. North West also created Valtus, a database that enables the integration of content through a hosting service. Valtus appears to be … Continue reading


Quickie: Autodesk acquires Bitsquid, adds real-time 3D vis to design

What a day! Autodesk just announced that it has acquired Bitsquid, the Swedish creator of the Bitsquid game engine. Not surprising, this bolsters Autodesk’s offering for the game development industry but it also has potential in other markets that can benefit … Continue reading


Quickies: Hexagon & Trimble acquire to extend their capabilities

I’m at the Hexagon user conference, HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas, and you know the event wouldn’t be complete without an announcement or two or ten. Yesterday, Hexagon announced that it has acquired iLab Sistemas, a Brazilian provider of planning and … Continue reading


Quickie: Update on Autodesk and NEi

My goodness — the piece I posted yesterday about Autodesk acquiring certain asset of NEi Software really poked the bear! You’ve been commenting and emailing like crazy, which leads to this quick update: No, I don’t know more that what I … Continue reading


Autodesk adds Nastran to its CAE offering

Autodesk confirmed yesterday that it has acquired certain assets of NEi Software, including its flagship Nastran solver. Autodesk isn’t ready to say anything about its plans for Nastran but we can speculate that it wants to add its powerful linear and nonlinear as … Continue reading


Morning coffee: manufacturing, earnings, ice and … tuna?

Wow, what a week! Let’s see: earnings, COFES, earnings, meetings, briefings … There’s lots more coming from me over the next few weeks about COFES and earnings but here are some highlights and news we all need to catch up … Continue reading