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Siemens shines at Chicago’s DMDII

Siemens held another one of its innovation days a few weeks ago, this time at the UI LABS DMDII facility in Chicago. I’ve attended several of these at Siemens HQ in Munich; this was the first I’ve been to at a neutral site and the focus was completely...

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Oracle + Aconex is a done deal

It was a long time coming because of all of the regulatory hurdles but Aconex is now a part of Oracle. A quick recap, and then why this matters even if you're outside the typical AEC/construction world. Oracle has been acquiring to build out...

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ANSYS gets aesthetic with its acquisition of OPTIS

ANSYS just announced that it is acquiring OPTIS, maker of software that simulates light and human vision and, increasingly, solutions that enabled users to visualize real-world effects in a virtual setting. What does that mean? Lots of things. To take just...

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ESI’s Q4 returns to license growth

You have spoken: you're not fans of long blog posts that summarize a clump of earnings all at once, nor do you want to wait until the last of a bunch of companies publishes results to read the post. So we're back to the old scheme, one company...

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Hexagon moves further into construction tech

A couple of years ago, at a HxGN Live, Hexagon's Process Power and Marine group announced its entry into BIM -- but not BIM as the rest of the world understood it at the time, a design tool. No, PP&M was going to repurpose existing assets...

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It’s Pi Day!

Yes, the Boston area is digging out from the third major storm in two weeks, much of the news is lousy and uncertain -- but it's Pi Day! Today is March 14, which the US writes as 3/14 or perhaps 3.14. Hmm. That looks suspiciously like the first few digits...

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What the heck is CFIUS, anyway?

A few of you have written to ask why the approval of a US government agency called CFIUS held up the AVEVA/Schneider merger, and to ask why a US government body even cared about the combination of a UK-listed company and a Paris-listed company....

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Quickie: AVEVA+Schneider=DONE

Finally, finally: AVEVA announced today that at 8AM UK time on March 1, 2018 it more than doubled in size with the addition of Schneider Electric's software people and products. Ex-PTCer Craig Hayman, as expected, took over as CEO last week and...

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10 things I think I think: SOLIDWORKS World 2018

SOLIDWORKS World is always a spectacle of maker-ness, designers competing to out-SOLIDWORKS one another in design competitions and learn from one another. It's, as one speaker put it, nerd-heaven. This year was the twentieth anniversary event and many...

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