Digital prototyping, Autodesk style

Autodesk’s Manufacturing group, headed by Buzz Kross, hosted an industry analyst day inLake Oswego, Oregon this week. Kross and his staff presented Autodesk’s “democratizing”vision for the manufacturing space, tying together industrial design, engineering,...

The rest of the story: ANSYS post-conference call

ANSYS held an unusually-long Q3 conference call, as a lot of Wall Street types who wereunfamiliar with the company tuned in for the first time since ANSYS joined several newindices. The company took questions for close to an hour, following the typical presentationby...

What economy? ANSYS turns in another solid performance

ANSYS reported another strong quarter this morning, leading to the preliminary thought thatanalysis tools may not be as affected by the overall economic downturn as other technologyareas. ANSYS reported both GAAP and non-GAAP data, to reflect the affects of the...

Primavera

On October 8, 2008, Oracle announced it was acquiring Primavera Software, the developer ofthe eponymous Primavera project management application as well as other solutions relatedto managing contracts and disputes, billing and sourcing. The deal is expected to close...

Solidworks, Dassault Systèmes and PTC — Oh my!

It’s been an interesting week. Like you, dozens of emails and press releases cross my desk every day, some of which are far more relevant and interesting than others. Of interest: Bernard Charlés appeared for the first time ever at a SolidWorks-sponsored event – and...

Is PTC hanging out the “For Sale” sign?

The Financial Times of London reported on Saturday that PTC has approached GoldmanSachs about selling itself for something on the order of $2 billion. FT cites “people withknowledge of the process” but was unable to get PTC to comment. The article says...

Autodesk’s streak continues

Autodesk handily beat market expectations for the second fiscal quarter of 2009, reportingtotal revenue of $620 million, up 18% over last year and ahead its own earlier forecast.Excluding foreign exchange effects, total revenue was up 10%. Moldlfow contributed...

Dassault Systèmes reports solid Q2 but shares fall anyway

It’s tough being a public company. Dassault Systèmes announced solid second quarterresults today: revenue up, non-GAAP earnings per share slightly ahead of expectations,solid and solid-ish contributions from all brands and all geographies… and still its share priceis...

Autodesk gives first look at Plassotech integration

You may remember that Autodesk expanded its footprint into CAE with the acquisition of Plassotech just about a year ago. At the time, Plassotech had a small but devoted following; many thought its CAE solutions were on par with more established, extensive offerings...

And the big get bigger

What did I write last week about the opportunity in PLM for small companies to innovate — and ultimately be gobbled up by a giant? Dassault Systemes announced yesterday that it was buying Engineous Software, a “market leader in process automation,...