Autodesk ramps up its plant offering

Earlier this week, Autodesk announced the release of the Autodesk Plant Design Suite, 3 flavors of integrated apps that support multidisciplinary plant design. You can go here for the details of what is in the standard, premium and ultimate suites packages or to...

What you might have missed, 23 August

So I went on vacation last week. And the world of engineering software kept going, perhaps even ramped up a bit even though I wasn’t around to pay attention. Here are a few of the news bits I found most compelling from my time away: SGI acquires OpenCFDLast week SGI...

News roundup for August 12

Last week’s earnings fever has died down, but there were still a couple of items of note this week when much of the northern hemisphere is on vacation: CENIT CENIT reported this week that it saw “increased demand … especially from the manufacturing industry and...

Trimble and Hexagon – mixed picture

It was a very busy week of earnings and economic news as global markets tried to figure out how the budget situation in the US would play out. In general, though their share prices were dragged down by larger economic news, engineering software company reports were...

ANSYS Q2 makes investors smile

ANSYS today announced results for Q2 and outlook for the rest of the year that sent shares up by over 5% in early trading on the NASDAQ and finally answering some questions about its Apache acquisition. ANSYS reported revenue for the second quarter of 2011, up 18% to...

New licenses lift Cimatron’s Q2

Cimatron, the Israeli and American CAD/CAM supplier, reported today that total revenue in Q2 was up 19% to $10 million on strong sales of new licenses in all territories and product lines. The company reports that new license sales were up 41% in constant currency....

Nemetschek: Web, international key to growth

Not to be left out of the good news bubble in the engineering software world, Nemetschek today reports that revenue grew 11% in the first half of 2011, to €79 million on double-digit increases in license and maintenance revenues. Based on this performance, the company...

DS: balanced growth in Q2

The first thing to note about Dassault Systèmes’ earnings release is that it is a complicated, day-long affair that involves face-to-face meetings with analysts in Paris, interviews with Bloomberg news and other outlets and an analyst earnings telephone call —...

PTC Q2 beats – and it’s not due to MKS

Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC) reported fiscal third quarter revenue of $292 million, nicely ahead of earlier guidance of revenue between $275 million and $285 million and up 20% from a year ago. Some of the upside came from MKS, which contributed $6 million in the...

AVEVA making steady progress

AVEVA released an interim statement today, in which it briefly goes over business trends seen in the June quarter (AVEVA reports in more detail twice a year). The statement used words such as “further growth”, “strengthening” and “steady progress” — so while no...