How your tech skills can help in the pandemic

How your tech skills can help in the pandemic

How your tech skills can help in the pandemic The world may be a sucky place right now, but people are (mostly) awesome. Protocol just published a list of projects that can use your/my/everyone’s tech wizardry. That inspired me to go through my inbox and pick...
Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic

Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic

Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic Last month, I was fortunate enough to speak with Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO Siemens’ Digital Industries Software division. Mr. Hemmelgarn oversees much of what we think of as Siemens’ PLM business,...
Shapr3D: Cool CAD on an iPad (and now, macOS too)

Shapr3D: Cool CAD on an iPad (and now, macOS too)

Shapr3D: Cool CAD on an iPad (and now, macOS too) You probably don’t know this about me, but I used to be really good at CAD. A long time ago, after the advent of the PC but before Bitcoin. I used to demo CAD in some of my product management roles. Still, stone...
Hexagon to acquire CADLM for AI-powered CAE

Hexagon to acquire CADLM for AI-powered CAE

Hexagon to acquire CADLM for AI-powered CAE Hexagon announced that it will acquire CADLM SAS, a “pioneer in powering computer-aided engineering (CAE) with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to revolutionise the impact of simulation in product...
Hexagon to acquire CADLM for AI-powered CAE

Super quick: Bentley snaps up another Maximo reseller

Super quick: Bentley snaps up another Maximo reseller You may remember that Bentley acquired The Cohesive Companies IBM Maximo’s largest North American reseller, last summer. Well, Cohesive has just acquired Ontracks Consulting, which Bentley says is “a...
Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic

Wrapping up 2020 earnings with Ansys, Autodesk, and Bentley

Wrapping up 2020 earnings with Ansys, Autodesk, and Bentley I have been trying to get to writing long-form pieces about how 2020 ended for Ansys, Autodesk, and Bentley ever since the companies reported but it’s been crazybusy. We’re nearing the end of March, which...
Hexagon to acquire CADLM for AI-powered CAE

Bentley acquires Seequent for ~$1.05 Billion

Bentley acquires Seequent for ~$1.05 Billion Bentley just announced that it was acquiring Seequent, a “leader in software for geological and geophysical modeling, geotechnical stability, and cloud services for geodata management, visibility, and...
Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic

Altair reports strong Q4, cautiously optimistic about 2021

Altair reports strong Q4, cautiously optimistic about 2021 Last week, Altair announced results for Q4 that closed 2020 on a high note, beating revenue guidance by a lot, and setting up a solid 2021. The details: Total revenue in Q4 was $133.4 million, up 8% as...
Hexagon to acquire CADLM for AI-powered CAE

Bentley builds construction portfolio with E7

Bentley builds construction portfolio with E7 A couple of days ago, amid all of the earnings reports (and ahead of its own, on Tuesday), Bentley Systems announced that it has acquired E7, an Australia-based maker of project delivery software for heavy civil...
Why so many CADs? And can I switch between them?

Why so many CADs? And can I switch between them?

Why so many CADs? And can I switch between them? I am often asked, especially by people who are new to the CAD world, what the differences are between all of the CAD tools on the market. What’s the best? And what happens if I don’t like the product I...
Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic

Schneider Electric reports Q4, talks AVEVA

Schneider Electric reports Q4, talks AVEVA Schneider Electric reported Q4 results today — you can see them in full here — that also touched on how important AVEVA is to the overall product menu. A couple of nuggets from the press release and investor call...
Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic

ESI’s 2020 results show continued improvement

ESI’s 2020 results show continued improvement ESI yesterday announced preliminary results for its fiscal fourth quarter — and they show sequential improvement that leads CEO Cristel de Rouvray to moderate optimism for the year ahead. First, the results: In...