ADSK supports T-Splines for Rhino/SolidWorks

Just before the year-end, Autodesk announced that it had acquired the technology assets of T-Splines, Inc., patent holder of the T-Splines surface modeling technology. Many people emailed and blogged their fears that this would spell the end of the popular T-Splines...

Quick Update: Autodesk’s T-Splines

Earlier on Thursday, Autodesk announced that it was acquiring some of the assets of T-Splines, Inc., patent holder of the T-Splines surface modeling technology. The news release raised more questions than it answered, and we reached out to Autodesk to see if we...

Autodesk acquires T-Spline tech

Autodesk’s buying binge is not over yet for 2011, as the company announced early today that it has acquired “certain technology-related assets from T-Splines Inc., a privately-held surface modeling software company … Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.”...
A peek at the new DS North America Campus

A peek at the new DS North America Campus

Yesterday was the formal unveiling of the new Dassault Systèmes campus in Waltham MA, about 30 minutes from my office. Waltham lies on what used to be known as “America’s Technology Highway” (Route 128) in the 1980s, a ring road about 15 miles outside of Boston....

DS strengthens composites sim

Dassault Systèmes today announced that is has acquired Simulayt Limited, a provider of composites and advanced draping simulation technology. We all know composites are where it’s at in terms of reducing weight while meeting performance requirements, so this...

Robots and speed at SolidWorks 2012 launch

I spent yesterday in Concord, Massachusetts, home of the Minuteman, the “shot heard round the world” and other US Revolutionary War sites, but I wasn’t there for the history. SolidWorks invited press and analysts to its world headquarters for a...

DS: balanced growth in Q2

The first thing to note about Dassault Systèmes’ earnings release is that it is a complicated, day-long affair that involves face-to-face meetings with analysts in Paris, interviews with Bloomberg news and other outlets and an analyst earnings telephone call —...

DS Q1 first view: SMB growth, acquisitions

Dassault Systèmes today reported results for the first quarter that show that the momentum established towards in 2010 continued into 2011. Total revenue in Q1 was €410 million, up 31% as reported and up 29% excluding currency. New license revenue was up 30%,...

DS update: offerings for a growing market

Dassault Systèmes’ Al Bunshaft, Managing Director of DS America, today held the first of a series of update calls for industry analysts. The call reiterated DS’ focus on growing its brands and tweaking its sales channels to reach an ever-greater addressable market and...

Autodesk adds CFdesign to its quiver

Big news: Autodesk announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc., maker of the CFdesign computational fluid dynamics software, for approximately $39 million in cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions...