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Quickie: Siemens adds Atlas 3D to 3D printing bench

Siemens announced yesterday that it will acquire Atlas 3D, Inc. before then end of November. Atlas 3D makes Sunata, software that helps designers optimize print orientation and support structures for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printers via sophisticated...

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Quickie: ANSYS beats expectations in Q3

I'm battling the flu/plague/chest infection/dunno so this has to be written between sneezes and coughs. I'll be more thorough after I've listened to the earnings call. ANSYS reported Q3 revenue and earnings ahead of their own forecasts, with non-GAAP revenue of $346...

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Quickie: ANSYS snaps up Dynardo for PIDO

ANSYS just announced that it is will acquire long-time partner Dynardo, maker of optiSLang, a process integration and design optimization (PIDO) tool. I first became aware of Dynardo years ago, when it presented at a conference about the work it was doing in...

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Quickie: AVEVA reports positive momentum in CQ3

Schneider Electric reported Q3 results today, so AVEVA (partly owned by Schneider Electric) also issued a quick statement about its progress in the six months ended September 30. The company said that it "achieved low double-digit" (constant currency) revenue growth,...

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Quickie: PTC’s Q4 revenue up 7%

This is going to be very quick, because I haven't had time to listen to the earnings call replay -- but I can report that PTC saw total revenue up 7% (up 9% in constant currencies) in its fiscal Q4 to $335 million, beating Wall Street's expectations. That, plus the...

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Quickie: PTC acquires Onshape

PTC and Onshape just announced that they're teaming up to, as Onshape founder Jon Hirschtick puts it "broaden the scope of what we deliver to [customers[, and broaden our reach in the market to bring Onshape to more users even faster." In a letter to customers, Mr....

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Quickie: MuM says Q3 revenue up 38%

Mensch and Machine Software just announced Q3 results that show revenue was up 38% on a combination of high organic growth boosted by "strong figures" from SOFiSTiK, in which MuM recently increased its stake. Why does this matter? MuM is probably Autodesk's largest...

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Altair, more than the sum of its parts

Quick: What do you think of when I say Altair? HyperMesh? OptiStruct? SolidThinking? Datawatch? Tokens/subscriptions/Units? Yeah - me, too. But I learned at Altair’s global Technology Conference last week that it’s much, much more than that. Yes, the company buys a...

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Altair gets further into EDA, acquiring Polliwog

It's early early in Detroit (the sun's not even glimmer on the horizon) and we're already seeing news come out of Altair's Technology Conference --its annual user event-- that, I'm sure we'll learn a lot more about as the day goes on. Anyway, Altair announced that it...

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Trimble snaps up Cityworks for asset management

I am often asked what municipalities and other owners of bigger/older/not-all-digital assets can do to get in on the whole digital twin thing that the media (and I, to be fair) keep going on about. My usual message: start somewhere, with what you have. Figure out what...

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AVEVA is all in on digital transformation

If we believe Harvard Business Review (and they usually know what they're talking about), "the failure rate for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) sits between 70 percent and 90 percent." [The original article is behind a paywall; go here for a synopsis.] Lots of...

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ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI Group, the French CAE company, last week reported results for the quarter and half-year ended 31 July. For the half, revenue was up 3% as reported and up 0.4% in constant currencies (cc) to €55 million; for the quarter, total revenue was €28 million, up 5% (up 2%...

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Quickie: Siemens invests in Built Robotics

So much news these days: TechCrunch reported yesterday that Siemens AG has participated in a $33 million Series B financing round at Built Robotics via its Next47 investment division, joining other investors Building Ventures, Founders Fund, Presidio Ventures, Lemnos...

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