2014 is just around the corner so let’s recap

2014 is just around the corner so let’s recap

Hope you’re enjoying your year-end holidays! Skiing? Sunning? Playing? We’re still trying to unplug (but failing miserably) and recharge (naps, lots of naps) before 2014 arrives, so this blog is going to be short and sweet. 2013 was a year when some of the...
Siemens acquires TESIS PLMware, connects PLM & ERP

Siemens acquires TESIS PLMware, connects PLM & ERP

Siemens just announced that it is acquiring TESIS PLMware, known for integrating Siemens’ Teamcenter PLM solution with the alphabet soup of enterprise software: ERP, MES, CRM and SCM. (That’s enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution systems,...
CAE Symposium highlights NX & LMS

CAE Symposium highlights NX & LMS

The past two weeks could not have been more different. Last week, Cincinnati’s working-class vibe; this week, Las Vegas’ glitz. The nuts and bolts of product design with a smattering of vision versus a lot of vision with the barest mention of product...
Siemens PLM may be taking share — but we’re not sure

Siemens PLM may be taking share — but we’re not sure

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I’ve been remiss. One of the highlights of September was the Siemens PLM analyst event held here in Boston about 10 days ago. I wasn’t, unfortunately, able to attend the whole thing but here’s what stood out...
Solid Edge online store goes LIVE

Solid Edge online store goes LIVE

A quick update on a story that started at Solid Edge U earlier this summer: In order offer customers more choice in the way they buy their CAD software, Solid Edge today opened its online store. There, you can buy monthly subscriptions to several flavors of Solid...
Quickies: PTC acquires, DS closes, Hexagon sells

Quickies: PTC acquires, DS closes, Hexagon sells

There’s a lot of acquisition news coming out of the PLMish universe, so let’s catch up a bit while we wait for earnings to really heat up later this week. PTC last week announced that it acquired Enigma, a company whose products aggregate and deliver...
#SEU13: YouTube, GrabCAD, 1300 enhancements — oh my

#SEU13: YouTube, GrabCAD, 1300 enhancements — oh my

Solid Edge University is a treat. These are serious, hardcore CAD guys who don’t have time for a lot of the other stuff that’s crept in around the edges of CAD for the last 20 years. Give them surfacing enhancements, and they’re happy. Give them ways...
Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Earlier today, at the Hannover Fair, Bentley Systems and Siemens Industry Automation Division announced an extension of their collaboration — this time for the process industries. Last November, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate...
Public infrastructure: what happens if we don’t invest?

Public infrastructure: what happens if we don’t invest?

Last weekend a huge storm dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on New England. Many municipalities put in place driving bans, which kept people off the roads and sped up snow removal. But when we all hit the roads on Monday, the traffic jams highlighted the huge problems...
Quickies: Acquisitions news from the break

Quickies: Acquisitions news from the break

Welcome back! While some of us were out of the office, others were clearly hard at work and doing more than sipping eggnog. This week, we’ll try to catch up. Acquisitions didn’t seem to slow down one bit as the year rolled over, as a number of companies...