news headlines

So much going on! Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, the internet is abuzz with a very polite  puppy and our PLMish world is cranking through the news cycles. It’s raining and cold here in Boston, so a good time to share some headlines. More later on Autodesk’s earnings release last night.

Trimble announced that it has acquired CSC, a Tekla partner for the design and analysis of steel and concrete structures. Financial terms were not disclosed but CSC becomes part of Trimble Buildings’ Structures Division in the Engineering and Construction segment.

Graphisoft announced that it’s forming a strategic partnership with architectural design firm Nikken Sekkei to establish a BIM Competence & Research Center for promoting BIM in Japan and South-East Asia. I usually hear of BIM in North America and Europe or about projects carried out in other parts of the world by global A&E firms; greater adoption in Asia is the next logical step.

I’ll be at Autodesk University the first week in December, and so will thousands of my closest friends. If you can’t make it, Autodesk is live-streaming many sessions, including the keynotes and forums. Autodesk says “No need to register and it’s free.” If you decide to give it a try, let me know how what you think — I attended a virtual event a few years ago where the technology was overwhelmed by the number of people who tuned in and I felt disconnected from the content (though not the people complaining about the tech). I’m sure Autodesk has a better handle on how many people will attend and scaled the tech, but still let me know how it goes.

More soon.