How you can help: Join MIT’s Beat the Pandemic hackathons

How you can help: Join MIT’s Beat the Pandemic hackathons

Just over the transom: MIT is hosting two hackathons THIS WEEKEND to tackle specific problems related to the COVID-19 epidemic. They’re calling this Beat the Pandemic, and say that The Challenge is a 48-hour sprint beginning on Friday afternoon (4/3) and ending...
PTC and Ansys DON’T preannounce

PTC and Ansys DON’T preannounce

PTC and Ansys DON’T preannounce What a strange time, when it’s notable that companies just go ahead and schedule their earnings releases as per normal, like PTC did today (for April 29), or craft a special letter to investors that ends with the earnings...
How you can help: support businesses that make PPEs

How you can help: support businesses that make PPEs

How you can help: support businesses that make PPEs You don’t come here for politics, so we’ll leave all that aside, and point out that many businesses that are working to make personal protective equipment (PPEs), often without knowing if or how...
PTC and Ansys DON’T preannounce

DS announced Q1 will be 2.5-5% below guidance

DS announced Q1 will be 2.5-5% below guidance And so it starts (continues, depending on your perspective); After the stock market in Paris closed, Dassault Systèmes announced that it expects Q1 revenue to be 2.5% to 5% below the low end of its previous guidance, which...
How you can help: Join the GrabCAD ventilator challenge

How you can help: Join the GrabCAD ventilator challenge

How you can help: Join the GrabCAD ventilator challenge This just came in from Stratasys — can you help? A dozen Boston area anesthesiology residents have launched an eight-week hackathon hosted on GrabCAD.com to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable...
PTC and Ansys DON’T preannounce

At least in AEC, 2020 looks … OK

At least in AEC, 2020 looks … OK European companies report preliminary results for a financial year in February and then follow up with a final report at the end of March. Nemetschek and RIB Software reported on schedule (see the reports here and here,...
How you can help: print PPEs with Carl Bass

How you can help: print PPEs with Carl Bass

How you can help: print PPEs with Carl Bass I’ll add this to the master list in a moment, but don’t want this to get lost (and I haven’t figured out how to make that post stay on top, and and and): Ray Kurland emailed me to say that Carl Bass (former...
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...
AVEVA adds production accounting toolset

AVEVA adds production accounting toolset

AVEVA adds production accounting toolset AVEVA just announced that it has acquired accounting software from MES Enter to, as the company puts it, “complete AVEVA’s value chain optimization solution”. The new AVEVA Production Accounting (fka MES ENTER...
Totally OT: Capybaras balance oranges

Totally OT: Capybaras balance oranges

I could (and probably should) write something PLMish but let’s save that for later. Instead, I’m going to share a moment of zen, courtesy of HIRO@sea: If you speak Japanese, you can understand the naturalist’s explanations; if not, just watch the...
PLMish ideas on whiling away social isolation

PLMish ideas on whiling away social isolation

PLMish ideas on whiling away social isolation Right up front: I’m not qualified to give medical advice so you won’t see any of that here. Go to cdc.gov, who.int, or another reputable source for the protocols that will ensure your safety and that of elders...
AVEVA adds production accounting toolset

Hexagon adds CAEfatigue to simulation portfolio

Hexagon adds CAEfatigue to simulation portfolio Coronavirus or not, business seems to crank along, even if at a slower level. Hexagon today announced that it is acquiring CAEfatigue Limited, a provider of fatigue simulation solutions. Hexagon’s explanation of...
AVEVA adds production accounting toolset

Ansys acquires Lumerical for photonics ICs

Ansys acquires Lumerical for photonics ICs Ansys just announced that it will acquire Lumerical, maker of the DEVICE suite of component-level simulation products for modeling the optical, electrical and thermal effects in the performance of photonic integrated...
Super-quick, the VIX volatility index is … crazy

Super-quick, the VIX volatility index is … crazy

I wrote about Bentley’s potential IPO a few weeks ago and mentioned that the company had, in its last possible IPO, told me that it looked at the VIX index to help determine the exact timing of a sale of its shares. Not going into that again, but this...