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Cimatron: new license revenue up 18% in Q3

Last week, I briefly noted that Cimatron had reported Q3 revenue of $9.6 million, up 10% from the $8.7 million reported last year. Here are a few more details about what actually was a really good quarter for Cimatron: License revenue was 42% of total, or $4.0 million...

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Autodesk Q3 revenue up 15%

Autodesk's FQ3 earnings announcement yesterday surprised a lot of people, coming in well ahead of analyst estimates and near the top of its own earlier guidance. There had been concerns over Europe, the channel and how buyers would react to the suites offerings, but...

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AVEVA revenue up 9% in H1 2012

AVEVA today announced results for the six months ended September 30 that were both true to the the upbeat tone of last month’s interim statement’s and cautiously optimistic about the future. The results mirror what we’ve come to expect in the engineering software...

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Rand FQ1 slightly under expectations

Rand Worldwide today reported results for its first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011, with revenue of $22 million coming in slightly below expectations, but up from $17 million last year (though not an apples-to-apples comparison due to the closing of the...

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Quick update: Siemens/Vistagy, CENIT, Cimatron

I was away from the office all of last week, attending Bentley's Be Inspired event in Amsterdam (more on that soon) and sitting in on meetings in London, but the world of engineering software kept going. Here's news you might have missed: Siemens PLM to acquire...

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AVEVA showcases integrated design

This is WAY overdue -- but don’t read into the tardiness that AVEVA World Summit Europe 2011 was anything other than a world-class event. AVEVA is hosting three such sessions around the world (in Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore) to bring the summits closer to...

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ANSYS reports solid Q3

Earnings keep rolling on in, with the September quarter looking good but some companies nervous about the fourth quarter economic outlook. Not ANSYS, though. It’s time for another quick update: Ansys today reported that Q3 revenue was $172.9 million versus the...

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Quick Update: AspenTech, Trimble

Day 4 of no power and spotty connectedness to the Interwebs, but earnings season rolls on so it’s time for another quick update: AspenTech exceeds targets for FQ1 AspenTech yesterday reported results for its first fiscal quarter that were up nicely by most metrics and...

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Quick update: PTC, DS, Nemetschek

Day 2 of no power here in the Merrimack Valley of New England, resulting in no WiFi and spotty 3G coverage, so this has to be quick -- more soon on PTC and DS. PTC has boffo Q4, cautious about 2012 PTC last week announced results for Q4 and fiscal 2011 that exceeded...

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Hexagon: strong Q3, ‘cooling’ China

Hexagon reported a solid third quarter 2011, with total revenue of €521 million, up a whopping 55% as reported and up 13% excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange effect -- meaning Intergraph and other recent acquisitions accounted for about €150 million in revenue...

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MuM starts earnings with a bang

It’s going to be a busy week, with earnings news coming from Mensch und Maschine (MuM), PTC, Dassault Systemes, Hexagon and Nemetschek. Let’s get right to it, with good news from MuM. You probably recall that MuM is reinventing itself, buying up VARs and selling its...

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MSC’s customer focus pays off

The tagline for the MSC Software user conference last week was “MSC Reloaded” -- and, in many ways, that appeared to be the case. I didn’t think to ask, but if the analogy of “aim --> fire --> reload --> fire” is being made, MSC is very nearly ready to...

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AVEVA hints at good start to F2012

AVEVA today hinted at results for the six months ending September 30 and announced that full details will be published on November 15. As expected, performance was strongest in Latin America, South Korea and Central and Eastern Europe, especially in oil and gas....

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DS strengthens composites sim

Dassault Systèmes today announced that is has acquired Simulayt Limited, a provider of composites and advanced draping simulation technology. We all know composites are where it’s at in terms of reducing weight while meeting performance requirements, so this...

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Vero acquires Edgecam

Vero Software, the UK-based provider of CAD/CAM and CAE solutions for the tooling industry, today announced that it is merging with Planit Holdings, a developer of CAD/CAM software for the production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication and woodworking sectors...

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AVEVA acquires Z+F UK

AVEVA today announced the acquisition of Z+F UK Limited, maker of the LFM software suite of 3D laser scanning software packages. AVEVA and Z+F UK have been partners for years, releasing increasingly sophisticated tools to integrate the output from laser scanning with...

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RAND focuses on profit

Rand Worldwide yesterday reported fiscal 2011 revenue of $89.2 million and net income of $1.8 million. Since this is the first year of reporting after the reverse merger of Rand and Avatech, along with a change in the fiscal year-end, it is difficult to draw...

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Acquisition mania

I've been working on a mid-year update of my market numbers for CAE (which show better than expected growth to date in 2011) and am stunned by the rapid pace of acquisitions we've seen this year. It's one thing to note them as they happen, but when you line them all...

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News you may have missed, 16 Sept

The industry’s acquisition binge continues, with news of a new deal just about every week: Bentley invests in TEEC Bentley Systems announced yesterday that the company has taken a minority equity stake in The Engineering Essentials Company (TEEC) and placed a person...

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ESI: CAE Virtual Reality

ESI Group reported today that revenue for the second quarter was up 11% to €19 million, on license revenue growth of 12%. CEO Alain de Rouvray said, “The second quarter saw an acceleration in the growth of our activity, particularly in Europe. Over the first half, the...

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