Bentley Inspires and announces – a LOT

Bentley Inspires and announces – a LOT

  Come with me to a ballroom in Amsterdam. Candelabras, fancy place settings, soft lighting. The Bentley Systems team is all dressed up while the rest of us look pretty darned good, too. There’s a glittering stage  and a buzz in the air — this is the gala...
The 3DX Forum Experience

The 3DX Forum Experience

Dassault Systèmes invited several hundred of its best customers to Orlando last week, to learn about the company’s latest efforts to vault out of providing solutions and into delivering experiences. Over two days, we heard from CEO Bernard Charlès, EVP Monica...
AVEVA H1 2013 revenue up 15%

AVEVA H1 2013 revenue up 15%

Switching gears from the day’s activities here in Amsterdam but still staying with the infrastructure/AEC theme, here is a quick update on AVEVA’s solid results for the first half of fiscal 2013, with broad-based growth reported in many regions,...
Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble Navigation (an ever-greater misnomer) announced on Friday that it has acquired the assets of privately-held Vico Software, Inc.,  a provider of 4D and 5D architectural modeling software and consulting services. Trimble says this acquisition “extends...
Quickies: PTC & FARO disappoint, AspenTech upbeat

Quickies: PTC & FARO disappoint, AspenTech upbeat

A huge day in engineering IT earnings, as PTC and FARO explain their miss to investors while AspenTech and Trimble issue earnings reports. A very quick headline on each and then I dash to the airport — more to come. PTC reported last night that revenue for its...
Quickies: Earnings good to tepid so far

Quickies: Earnings good to tepid so far

We’re still recovering from hurricane Sandy here in New England. Schools are open as are most roads, but a lot of people are still without power and assessing damage. It could have been a lot worse, so we’re grateful. It’s interesting that the New...
AVEVA unveils E3D to intrigued customers

AVEVA unveils E3D to intrigued customers

For months, AVEVA has been blanketing the virtual airwaves with messaging around its new plant design product, dubbed “the future of plant design” or FoPD for short. Many users were at AVEVA World Summit last week in Paris to take back answers to: Would...
AVEVA’s H1 showed “good progress”

AVEVA’s H1 showed “good progress”

AVEVA today gave a quick update on results for its most recent six-month period: the company made “good progress” in the period ended September 30, 2012. As has been the case recently, the oil and gas vertical drove sales in the company’s Engineering...
Siemens on PLM, Mars, shipbuilding and so much more

Siemens on PLM, Mars, shipbuilding and so much more

Get this: we’re using Teamcenter to visualize a car, trying to assess the impact of a design change. First, we zoom in on the components that are in a specific area a foot forward of the steering wheel. Then we shift from a location-based view to a system view,...