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Bentley acquires Seequent for ~$1.05 Billion

Bentley just announced that it was acquiring Seequent, a "leader in software for geological and geophysical modeling, geotechnical stability, and cloud services for geodata management, visibility, and collaboration". I need to learn more, but Bentley says "Seequent...

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Bentley builds construction portfolio with E7

A couple of days ago, amid all of the earnings reports (and ahead of its own, on Tuesday), Bentley Systems announced that it has acquired E7, an Australia-based maker of project delivery software for heavy civil construction. E7's platform includes mobile and web apps...

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Why so many CADs? And can I switch between them?

I am often asked, especially by people who are new to the CAD world, what the differences are between all of the CAD tools on the market. What's the best? And what happens if I don't like the product I started with -- can I switch? There are no easy answers --to any...

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Schneider Electric reports Q4, talks AVEVA

Schneider Electric reported Q4 results today -- you can see them in full here -- that also touched on how important AVEVA is to the overall product menu. A couple of nuggets from the press release and investor call presentation: Schneider Electric's fiscal 2020...

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ESI’s 2020 results show continued improvement

ESI yesterday announced preliminary results for its fiscal fourth quarter -- and they show sequential improvement that leads CEO Cristel de Rouvray to moderate optimism for the year ahead. First, the results: In Q4, total revenue was €30 million, down 10% as reported...

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Lectra to buy Gerber Technologies

This is big: Lectra has announced that it plans to acquire Gerber Technology for "an upfront payment of 175 million euros – through a combination of cash and debt – plus 5 million newly issued Lectra shares to ... Gerber Technology’s sole shareholder". As I understand...

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Mostly OT: 5 on a Friday

I can't remember the last time I did one of these --and perhaps they are totally not cool anymore, but then, neither am I. Here are 5 things that defined my week, including a couple of PLMish bits at the end: 1. The Inauguration, no surprise, was a big part of the...

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Cadence to acquire NUMECA

And the consolidation continues. Cadence announced this morning that it will acquire NUMECA, maker of the OMNIS CAE framework (though you probably know it for its FINE/Design3D optimization solution and its FINE/Marine virtual towing tank/CFD naval architecture tools...

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