Trimble adds maintenance, planning to its rail offering

Trimble adds maintenance, planning to its rail offering

The more I follow these companies, the more I realize how little I know about how the world around me works. Today, Trimble announced today that it has acquired Nexala, a privately-held company that makes enterprise solutions for railway operators. Like many big,...
3D Systems snaps up Cimatron for just under $100 million

3D Systems snaps up Cimatron for just under $100 million

3D Systems and Cimatron today announced that 3D Systems will acquire all outstanding shares of Cimatron for $8.97 per share in cash for a total of around $97 million, including cash. That $8.97 is a 48% premium to Cimatron’s closing price on the Nasdaq on...
Siemens adds Camstar to its digital enterprise vision

Siemens adds Camstar to its digital enterprise vision

Siemens announced yesterday that it is acquiring Camstar Systems, a provider of manufacturing execution systems (MES) to the electronics, semiconductor and medical device industries. Camstar is a privately owned company of 230 people, headquartered in Charlotte, North...
Bentley acquires SITEOPS civil / site design

Bentley acquires SITEOPS civil / site design

Need to plan a new housing development or retail site? Bentley Systems last week said that it has acquired BLUERIDGE Analytics for its SITEOPS, a site engineering product that allows civil engineers and site planners to look at a piece of land and simulate its use:...

Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

I’m at the Autodesk #AcceleratePLM14 conference about PLM 360, so can really only reblab the press release — deeper analysis to come. But you knew something like this was the endgame, right? The juicy parts of the press release: “Stratasys …...
Siemens PLM grows into the AG — a good thing

Siemens PLM grows into the AG — a good thing

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...
Quickie: Altair closes FEKO acquisition

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,...