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Take a break and watch Engineering Happiness

I'm on a plane, making my way to the Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience Forum in Las Vegas. You, however, have Wifi so connect your speakers and groove to this lovely video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4zymdaEJlA Bentley showed this last week at the start of the Year...

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PTC beats Q4 expectations; disappoints on F15 outlook

So, it's 11 PM here in London, Bentley's Year in Infrastructure winners have been announced (and they're partying hard downstairs -- congrats to you and all of the finalists; it was a tough, tough contest)  but back in the real world, PTC announced results for Q4 and...

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MuM’s VAR business strong — own software, too

Mensch und Maschine Software, Autodesk's largest European reseller but also a software developer in its own right, just announced Q3 results that were, well, darned good. Revenue was up 14% year/year (y/y) to €32 million. Revenue from the company's own software was up...

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3D Systems warns, cites production delays not demand

3D Systems just announced that it now expects Q3 revenue of $164 million to $169 million, about $20 million shot of Wall Street's expectations, and full-year revenue between $650 million and $690 million -- far short of the $700 million to $740 million announced in...

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Hexagon reports Q3 revenue up 12% including Vero

About to dash to the day's sessions at the Siemens CAE and Test Symposium, but thought you needed to know: Hexagon reports that net sales were up 12% to €648.6 million; excluding acquisitions (such as Vero) and currency, total revenue was up 8%. We'll learn more...

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Siemens adds Camstar to its digital enterprise vision

Siemens announced yesterday that it is acquiring Camstar Systems, a provider of manufacturing execution systems (MES) to the electronics, semiconductor and medical device industries. Camstar is a privately owned company of 230 people, headquartered in Charlotte, North...

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Fall is here!

Today is Columbus Day, the official height of leaf peeping season and, for some, a holiday. I'm heading to Berlin for the AVEVA World Summit, a 2+ day deep dive into the world of plant/ship design, construction and operation. I hope to see many of you there. But...

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Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for $100 million

Did you think the week was going to go by without any acquisitions? Nemetschek squeezed this one in, just before the start of the weekend. The company just announced that it will acquire Bluebeam Software, maker of Bluebeam Revu and other AEC-focused PDF creation,...

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MSC’s Apex rising to simulation’s challenges

What do we most often hear, when talking to people about why they don't do simulation, or don't do more simulation? It's usually one of more of three things: It's too hard and experts are too expensive (or not needed constantly, so it's difficult to justify having...

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Bentley acquires SITEOPS civil / site design

Need to plan a new housing development or retail site? Bentley Systems last week said that it has acquired BLUERIDGE Analytics for its SITEOPS, a site engineering product that allows civil engineers and site planners to look at a piece of land and simulate its use:...

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It’s good to be SolidWorks

New releases are funny things: companies pour their hearts into delivering bug fixes and new features that they hope will make customers happy, yet many customers don't even know about most of the new features/fixes -- they've found their favorite work methods and...

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Siemens goes big at SMM in Hamburg

You probably don't know this, but my family lived in Hamburg, Germany, when I was little. Some of my best memories are of going with my Dad to the Port of Hamburg and crawling around ships with him on a Saturday. Memories are tricky, though: I probably got to do a...

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Direct, parametric — better together?

Debating the merits of direct and parametric modeling is all the rage. Is one better than the other? Which one should you use? Are you doing something wrong if you're not using [direct|parametric], if you're using [parametric|direct] now? No, depends, definitely not....

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