LMS, A Siemens Business

LMS, A Siemens Business

I’m not actually officially back in the office yet — trying to prep for a hectic week ahead — but needed something on the LMS website. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the logo now reads Further poking around reveals that Dr. Urbain Vandeurzen is...
Quickies: AVEVA acquires, JT ISOs

Quickies: AVEVA acquires, JT ISOs

A couple of quick notes to start your week. The world of engineering software certainly isn’t letting winter weather slow it down! AVEVA acquires Global Majic   AVEVA added Global Majic’s real-time interactive 3D visualization and simulation scene...
Siemens PLM + LMS shakes up CAE

Siemens PLM + LMS shakes up CAE

Big news! Siemens announced today that it is acquiring LMS International and pairing it with its PLM division. We’ve got facts, a bit of history and, lastly, my impressions. (In case you can’t wait: It’s a good thing — for LMS, Siemens PLM and...
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,...
Quickies: Autodesk Sim, MSC, Siemens

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, and stress analysis in the cloud with...
Quickies: Siemens, Autodesk, SolidWorks & Exa

Quickies: Siemens, Autodesk, SolidWorks & Exa

I spent much of this week with Siemens PLM at their annual analyst meeting. My head is reeling from talk of ships, Mars laboratories, cars, furniture, NX, Teamcenter, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology and much more. While I figure out how to explain it all to you,...

Report from Nashville: #SEU12

Overheard last week at Solid Edge University: Customer: ‘This is the best assembly environment I’ve seen.’ Solid Edge guy: ‘Here’s what we’re doing to make it better.’ A lot of similar conversations took place last week at...

Robots and boilers: automating ETO

Sometimes the universe just whacks you on the head and says “Pay attention!”. I was at SolidWorks World back in February, having lunch with a guy who designs robots that paint cars, cabinets, furniture – anything that moves slowly down a conveyor...