Siemens goes big at SMM in Hamburg

Siemens goes big at SMM in Hamburg

You probably don’t know this, but my family lived in Hamburg, Germany, when I was little. Some of my best memories are of going with my Dad to the Port of Hamburg and crawling around ships with him on a Saturday. Memories are tricky, though: I probably got to do...
Solid Edge U showcases cool toys and happy customers

Solid Edge U showcases cool toys and happy customers

It’s a sleepy Tuesday morning in Atlanta. Siemens PLM and Solid Edge welcome us to the latest iteration of Solid Edge University, etcetera etcetera etcetera. Just as we’re settling in for some serious corporate presentations, in zooms a guy on a go-kart...
ANSYS buys SpaceClaim (finally!)

ANSYS buys SpaceClaim (finally!)

Yes, yes, yes, ANSYS announced Q1 results today and we’ll get to that. What’s really got you buzzing is the second press release out of ANSYS this morning: For those who follow simulation but not CAD, SpaceClaim has ruffled a lot of feathers since 2007 by...
Non-CAE simulation? Kineo explains

Non-CAE simulation? Kineo explains

My first car was a used Chevy Chevette. Go ahead and giggle –you’re right– and when you’re ready, let’s talk maintainability. I thought the car had it all: AM/FM radio and tape deck, air conditioning, a hatch to carry all of my stuff … My...
Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Welcome to your Monday! Last week was a doozie, so let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … We’ve got good news, bad news and good news. On the good news side, US employers added 192,000 jobs in March. That’s better than recent months but bad news...
Morning coffee: deals, grants and the budget

Morning coffee: deals, grants and the budget

Happy Monday! Did you remember to change your clock on Sunday? If you’re in the US, you lost an hour of sleep this weekend. If you’re not, please understand that your US colleagues are sleep-deprived and feeling like we’re all an hour behind....
Morning coffee: earnings & manufacturing at the White House

Morning coffee: earnings & manufacturing at the White House

Happy Monday! We hope you had an excellent weekend and that your favorite movie won big at the Oscars. Pour a cup and let’s do a quick recap of last week as we warm up to a new one. It’s the Economy … A strong “meh” isn’t really the news we want, but...
US shipbuilding: a study in contrasts

US shipbuilding: a study in contrasts

Did you know that US shipyards built 1260 ships in 2012? And that 99% of the units were commercial while 60% of the revenue seen by the builders was from the military? Me neither — I had suspected but had no idea it was this imbalanced. I also didn’t know...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Happy New Year and welcome back! So much happened as we swapped 2013 calendars for 2014 (and dealt with blizzards, ships stuck in the ice and goodness-knows-what) that we all need a bit of a recap. In no particular order: PTC made the last acquisition in the PLMish...