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AVEVA says full steam ahead

AVEVA says full steam ahead

AVEVA issued one of its periodic trading updates -- they don't really say much but seem to be required to coincide with parent company Schneider Electric's earnings releases. Schneider Electric is on a December year-end, quarterly pattern while AVEVA reports...

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Helping to rebuild Notre Dame

Helping to rebuild Notre Dame

If you're like me, you wanted to tune out the destruction of Paris' Cathedral of Notre Dame yesterday, but just couldn't. It's a place of spiritual significance to many, an iconic Paris tourist destination to others. To me, it's also a marvel of engineering and...

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First steps to AI: data, man

First steps to AI: data, man

I was speaking to a group of AEC professionals a while back about the technologies they should be investigating. I covered everything from 0D to 6D, from conceptual sketches to advanced BIM, conceptual design to operations -- but, as is often the case today, we got...

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Nemetschek ups rendering with Redshift

Nemetschek ups rendering with Redshift

The Nemetschek Group just announced that its Maxon subsidiary has acquired Redshift Rendering Technologies, maker of the Redshift rendering engine. Redshift (the tech) is a GPU-accelerated renderer that's available as a plugin to Maxon's own Cinema 4D as well Autodesk...

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Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Super-quick, as I'm about to board a flight: AVEVA has apparently decided its offering (the combined Schneider Electric Software and legacy AVEVA products) had a gap in asset performance management that could only be filled by acquisition. To that end, the company...

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AVEVA says full steam ahead

OnScale secures $10 million investment

Yesterday, I wrote about the continuing buying spree in CAE. Then came the news that OnScale has secured $10 million in Series A funding led by Intel Capital and Gradient Ventures, Google’s investment fund, along with Thornton Tomasetti, Stage 2 Capital, Cultivation...

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Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

CAE roll-ups continue, with Siemens and Altair active

I work with a lot of investors and software companies, and perhaps the most common question I am asked is, what's left to acquire? It's rare that an industrial company acquires a simulation provider (as Juul did when it snapped up Envenio); this is usually more about...

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When control systems fail …

When control systems fail …

We were driving along, quite safely or so I thought. Nothing to see here, just piloting down the middle of our lane, about to merge onto the highway. There were a few cars in the road, but none close when the car started going nuts. Beeping inside the cabin, flashing...

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Free SolidWorks for displaced auto workers

Free SolidWorks for displaced auto workers

Just came across this blog post and thought it deserves wider visibility: "Workers displaced by plant closure can leverage their industry knowledge and secure a brighter future by gaining SOLIDWORKS CAD skills. DASI is proud to offer a program at NO COST for these men...

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It’s Pi Day – do some math!

It’s Pi Day – do some math!

Today is 3.14 -- shorthand for the mathematical constant π (aka pi), which you may remember as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. In college, friends could recite pi out to umpteen decimal places; I'm happy with 2. I didn't realize until last year...

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