Very quick: Intergraph acquires Visual Vessel Design

Very quick: Intergraph acquires Visual Vessel Design

Dashing to the airport (from warm and lovely San Diego, to a cold and possibly snowy Boston — what am I thinking?!) and just got an email announcing that Intergraph has acquired Ohmtech, makers of Visual Vessel Design, an analytical tool to design pressure...
Hexagon’s 2014 ended strong; PP&M, up 14%

Hexagon’s 2014 ended strong; PP&M, up 14%

Yesterday we had solid growth from DS, a company still deriving most of its revenue from discrete manufacturing industries. How did the AEC/infrastructure/metrology world fare in Q4? Hexagon says it went well, as organic revenue was up 18% as reported and up 9% on an...
Hexagon’s Q2 a mixed bag of good/bad, up/down

Hexagon’s Q2 a mixed bag of good/bad, up/down

Many things went well for Hexagon in Q2, as the Metrology and Intergraph PP&M businesses returned to more robust growth and the new Solutions business, created to make offerings that combine products from across the portfolio, started to have an impact. On a geo...
Trimble acquisition boosts public safety offering

Trimble acquisition boosts public safety offering

The AEC world continues to expand and contract at the same time, as the big providers branch out into new areas by acquiring smaller companies. Trimble is a perfect example, making more than 100 acquisitions since 2000 (spending over $3.2 billion in the process)....
Is Hexagon’s strategy starting to pay off?

Is Hexagon’s strategy starting to pay off?

Hexagon has been on a quite a buying spree lately, adding point solutions for precision agriculture (Arvus) and mine modeling (Mintec), traffic safety (SAFEmine, initially targeted at mines) and multicopters (Aibotix), as well as precise positioning for all sorts of...
Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Happy Monday! If you’re in the US, odds are you have the day off. Traditionally, you’d be out car shopping but you’re probably still in your jammies, watching the Olympics. Great men’s hockey game on Saturday, huh? Shame it had to be decided on...
Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

While I’m at AU with 10,000 of my dearest friends, the PLMish world keeps rolling with acquisitions and earnings. Early this morning, Dassault Systèmes announced that it has acquired an 84% controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG (RTT), a provider of what...
Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Time to catch up! Nearly 15 companies reported September quarter earnings while I was away, so to get a the general sense of what they’re reporting I’m going to be summarizing them all over the next few weeks. Today, we’re looking at AEC, the world...
Hexagon’s Q3, Shell & rentals

Hexagon’s Q3, Shell & rentals

While I was wandering in East and North Yorkshire, 3D Systems, Accelrys, FARO, Hexagon, Nemetschek and other companies announced results for the September quarter. Time for recaps so, first up, in keeping with the Plant/Infrastructure theme we have going, let’s...
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