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Autodesk to acquire The Wild for XR

Autodesk just announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire The Wild, makers of The Wild and IrisVR extended reality (XR) solutions. Odds are, if you've attended a recent Autodesk University, you've seen The Wild's work in an AEC session: Autodesk and The Wild...

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The VAR economy: Reseller consolidation continues

I don't write about resellers enough -- they are a vitally important part of many users' PLMish experiences, bringing specialized add-ons, training, and other services to make sense of the (sometimes challenging) out-of-the-box capabilities of the products they buy....

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Happy Pi Day!

Today is 3.14, also known by nerds everywhere as Pi Day. This is a (totally made up) day on which we celebrate math, mathematicians, scientists, engineers, designers, analysts, and all who spend their lives working to understand the reality that surrounds us. It's...

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The PLMish world steps up to support Ukraine

A number of design, engineering, and PLM companies are helping to up the pressure on Russia to cease fire in Ukraine, each in their own way and in keeping with their country's stated positions. Below is some of what's been made public; many other companies are also...

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ESI set for reinvention with 2021 up on all metrics

I've been telling you over the last few years that ESI is working on reinventing itself -- going from a services-oriented, our-people-will-find-us mentality to a company that's more outward-facing and market-responsive. That's embodied in ESI's OneESI 2024 strategy,...

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Spectris in talks to acquire Oxford Instruments

Spectris said today that it is in discussion to acquire Oxford Instruments. Spectris, you may remember, is the parent company of HBM nCode, makers of durability and performance analysis software; ReliaSoft, makers of reliability engineering software and VI-grade, a...

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AVEVA gives trading update: all to plan

AVEVA issued another one of its terse trading updates, saying that revenue declined "in the low single digits" from a year ago in the fiscal third quarter of 2022 (ended December 31, 2021), "given a very strong comparator in the prior year that included the benefit of...

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Altair gets into PLM with Cassini acquisition

Altair just announced that it has acquired Cassini Systems, a cloud-native PLM platform. Cassini does many of the things you'd expect a PLM to do -- vault, manage collaboration, etc.-- but perhaps a deciding factor was its modern architecture and compliance with...

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Siemens orders ahead of plan, SaaS booming

Ah, Siemens. If you thought Hexagon was complicated, buckle in. Siemens AG just reported fiscal Q1 2022 results, and we're going to roll that into a recap of fiscal 2021. There's a lot of ground to cover, so let's get going. Siemens AG reported fiscal 2021 results...

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Nemetschek gets AEC earnings off to a strong start

Nemetschek reported last week that its Q4 and fiscal 2021 results exceeded the guidance it gave for 2021 -- which had already been raised in July after a boffo first half. Final results for 2021 will be announced on March 22, but here's what we know and can guess...

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Flow Science acquired by owner of MAGMA and SIGMA

Dr. Flender Holding GmbH announced this week that it acquired 100% of the shares of Flow Science, Inc. in December 2021. Flow Science makes Flow3D, but Flender who, you might ask? (I certainly did.) Turns out that Flender Holding also owns MAGMA Giessereitechnologie...

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