Autodesk #XLR8s its way to Fusion

Autodesk #XLR8s its way to Fusion

Autodesk #XLR8s its way to Fusion (Sorry – really bad hashtag-based pun. XLR8 = Accelerate, and the complete hashtag for the event was ##XLR8Fusion.) Autodesk’s first Accelerate event happened when PLM 360 was oh-so-new. Autodeskers, VARs and early...
Siemens to acquire Lightwork Design

Siemens to acquire Lightwork Design

In transit, so this has to be brief: Siemens just announced that it is acquiring Lightwork Design — the people you likely know for their gorgeous rendering software, Lightworks. Siemens says that this type of realistic imaging will “help customers address...
Totally OT: #MVGasFire

Totally OT: #MVGasFire

First, to all of you who reached out to check on me and my family: thank you. We are fine, in our home and sustained no damage. But it’s been an interesting ride. Many people remain in shelters, one person has died and dozens were hurt. But not us. We were...
Aras acquires Comet Solutions to add CAE-specific SPDM to its platform

Quickie: Nemetschek acquires MCS Solutions for building ops

Really quickly, since I’m at the Siemens analyst event: Nemetschek just announced that it has acquired MCS Solutions. maker of building management solutions. MCS Solutions currently serves over 1.5 million active users in over 60 countries, across private and...
A quick refresher: cloud vs. subs

A quick refresher: cloud vs. subs

It seems many people are still confusing the buying mechanism and the delivery mechanism for today’s software, so here’s a quick recap: You can buy software in many ways, from a one-time payment for an app to an ongoing subscription, to purchasing a pool...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

Autodesk last night announced results for the fiscal second quarter that surprised almost everyone: revenue of $612 million was up 22% over last year and handily beat analyst forecasts of around $600 million and the company’s estimate of $585 million. Autodesk...