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...
Digital transformation? Let’s talk.

Digital transformation? Let’s talk.

Digital transformation? Let’s talk. I was at Autodesk’s Accelerate conference in New Orleans earlier this week. Many great speakers talked about how they are adapting to the realities they find themselves in—demanding customers, changing supply chains, squeezed...
MakerBot and Ultimaker to merge, secure $60 million investment

Quickie: Ansys acquires MDL & its Motor-CAD

Quickie: Ansys acquires MDL & its Motor-CAD Ansys just announced that it has acquired Motor Design Limited (MDL) Motor-CAD to “strengthen Ansys’ Electronics portfolio, enabling customers to design more efficient electric machines and apply them to...
PTC closes Codebeamer deal, reports solid FQ2

PTC closes Codebeamer deal, reports solid FQ2

PTC closes Codebeamer deal, reports solid FQ2 PTC just announced that it has closed its acquisition of Intland Software and its Codebeamer. And that reminds me that I never did publish a note on PTC’s earnings last week — which were very positive. First,...
PTC closes Codebeamer deal, reports solid FQ2

Cadence still very happy with CAE offerings

Cadence still very happy with CAE offerings Last night Cadence announced results for the first fiscal quarter of 2022; you can read about them in much more detail here — they were overall very good and the company increased just about all forecasts for 2022....
PTC closes Codebeamer deal, reports solid FQ2

MuM says Q1 was strongest in its history

MuM says Q1 was strongest in its history That’s a heck of a headline, no? Mensch und Maschine Software reported Q1 results this week that add some details to the head: Q1 revenue was up 18% year/year to EUR 85.41 million, surpassing the previous high of EUR...
PTC closes Codebeamer deal, reports solid FQ2

Sandvik starts PLMish earnings season and things look good

Sandvik starts PLMish earnings season and things look good Sandvik, the Swedish company that has been snapping up CAM vendors, announced first quarter results today: Revenue in Q1 was SEK 24,921 million (about $2.6 billion at today’s exchange rate), up 35% as...
MakerBot and Ultimaker to merge, secure $60 million investment

Quickie: PTC adds to codeBeamer to its ALM offer

Quickie: PTC adds to codeBeamer to its ALM offer PTC just announced that it is acquiring Intland Software, maker of codeBeamer Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), for roughly $280 million. PTC says codeBeamer is a “flexible and modern, easy-to-use interface....
MakerBot and Ultimaker to merge, secure $60 million investment

Ansys to acquire OnScale

Ansys to acquire OnScale Do you do your simulation in the cloud? Do you want to? Ansys is betting you do … Ansys just announced that it is acquiring OnScale, providers of a cloud-first simulation platform that, according to OnScale CEO Ian Campbell,...
MakerBot and Ultimaker to merge, secure $60 million investment

Bentley acquires ADINA for FEA

Bentley acquires ADINA for FEA Much more on this when I’m back in the office next week: Bentley announced last night that it has acquired ADINA, makers of finite element analysis (FEA) software — most likely you know of them for ADINA Structures, but ADINA...
MakerBot and Ultimaker to merge, secure $60 million investment

Autodesk to acquire The Wild for XR

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...
MakerBot and Ultimaker to merge, secure $60 million investment

The VAR economy: Reseller consolidation continues

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...
Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

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...
MakerBot and Ultimaker to merge, secure $60 million investment

Super-quick: Spectris calls off Oxford Instruments deal

Super-quick: Spectris calls off Oxford Instruments deal News came this morning that the acquisition of Oxford Instruments by Spectris is off the table. Spectris’ statement says: Whilst … Spectris continues to believe there is a compelling strategic and...
The PLMish world steps up to support Ukraine

The PLMish world steps up to support Ukraine

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...
MakerBot and Ultimaker to merge, secure $60 million investment

Altair snaps up Powersim for electronic systems design

Altair snaps up Powersim for electronic systems design Altair just announced that it has acquired Powersim, makers of simulation and design tools for power supplies, motor drives, control systems, and microgrids. I’ve come across Powersim for PSIM, their motor...