Tag Archives: MSC

Morning coffee: BRIC troubles and Reading Rainbows

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend, and forgot all about work. Let’s get caught up with recent news. It’s the Economy … The BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) were the engines of the world’s economic growth and a … Continue reading


Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Happy Monday! Last week was a big one, with all of the regular news plus International Pi Day and the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for what we know today as the Internet. Sir Berners-Lee used the occasion to call for … Continue reading


Quickies: PTC & Accelrys acquire; you, too, can become an FEA master

Hi team, A week of travel and jury duty have kept me from posting as much as normal, but here are a couple of things to know about while I work on more substantial write-ups of the Siemens PLM analyst … Continue reading


SIMULIA shines the spotlight on topology optimization

Dassault Systèmes recently announced the acquisition of FE-DESIGN Group, makers of TOSCA for topology optimization. DS’ SIMULIA brand had already released a TOSCA-based Abaqus product, Abaqus ATOM, and the relationship between SIMULIA and FE-DESIGN was good, so why the acquisition? Why … Continue reading


CAE competence management: are we ready?

There’s an apocryphal story in CAE: A number of years ago, an auto company decided to see how consistently CAE was applied across its organization. Management asked a number of individual analysts to solve the same problem using the same … Continue reading


MSC’s Digimat opens up use of advanced materials

MSC Software last month announced that it had acquired e-Xstream engineering, most known for its Digimat products for advanced materials simulation. This acquisition follows on the heels of a partnerships between MSC and HBM-nCode for fatigue testing, giving MSC what … Continue reading


Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

I go away for a couple of days, and what happens: merger mania. We’ll dive into a one or two of these in more detail as the week goes on, but here are the high points: 3D Systems acquires a company … Continue reading


Quickies: Autodesk Sim, MSC, Siemens

Once again, news is flowing faster than normal human beings can keep up. More on each of these as time permits, but for now: Autodesk finally took the wraps off its Simulation 360 offering, which lets customers run flow, thermal, … Continue reading


MSC’s customer focus pays off

The tagline for the MSC Software user conference last week was “MSC Reloaded” — and, in many ways, that appeared to be the case. I didn’t think to ask, but if the analogy of “aim –> fire –> reload –> … Continue reading


Acquisition mania

I’ve been working on a mid-year update of my market numbers for CAE (which show better than expected growth to date in 2011) and am stunned by the rapid pace of acquisitions we’ve seen this year. It’s one thing to … Continue reading