Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis Just across the newswire (here), Altair announced that it has acquired OmniQuest, a company you may know by its former name, Vanderplaats R&D, maker of the Genesis structural analysis and optimization solution. Altair...
Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

Update: Stratasys + Desktop Metal = not happening

Update: Stratasys + Desktop Metal = not happening Stratasys held its shareholder meeting today, and, as predicted, management couldn’t muster the votes to approve the combination with Desktop Metal. As a result, Dov Ofer, Chairman of Stratasys’ Board of Directors,...
Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

A quick update on the Additive Ball

A quick update on the Additive Ball Remember how last month there was a will they/won’t they dance going on in the world of additive manufacturing? Well, the dance continues, with news on several fronts. To recap: Desktop Metal and Stratasys had planned a merger, then...
How close are we, really, to AI in PLM?

How close are we, really, to AI in PLM?

How close are we, really, to AI in PLM? (Newsletter subscribers: sorry if you’re seeing this twice. The first one went out with weird formatting.) Did you hear the news yesterday? My local radio station advised me NOT to rely on Siri and Alexa for help if I need...
Another week, another CAE acquisition – this time ZWSOFT + PHOENICS

Partnering up at the Additive Ball

Partnering up at the Additive Ball Have you kept up with the Stratasys + Desktop Metal + 3D Systems + Nano Dimension saga? It’s been a captivating will they/won’t they that the striking Hollywood writers might want to turn into a movie when they’re back in the office...
Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

The PLMish VAR economy: mixed Q2 so far

The PLMish VAR economy: mixed Q2 so far As PLMish earnings start, it’s helpful to look at the results reported by the (very few) publicly traded value-added resellers (VARs). They’re the canary in the coal mine, on the front lines with the buyers of PLMish solutions....
Can PLM save the planet?

Can PLM save the planet?

Can PLM save the planet? Creating sustainable product lifecycles was a big-stage topic at every event I attended this spring. Presenters started their talks with dire statistics about a planet in peril and wound up encouraging us to focus on those aspects we can do...
Dassault Systèmes in 2023: nothing but potential

Dassault Systèmes in 2023: nothing but potential

Dassault Systèmes in 2023: nothing but potential I recently spent a few days with the Dassault Systèmes team in Paris. I’m still digesting it all — there was a LOT, and since my job is to find patterns, make comparisons, and note contrasts, I still much to ponder— so...
It’s a wrap: A recap of PTC Liveworx 2023

It’s a wrap: A recap of PTC Liveworx 2023

It’s a wrap: A recap of PTC Liveworx 2023 Big user events are back! PTC’s Liveworx filled the Boston Convention Center, a full 12-minute walk from end to end. We had Creo users, Windchill admins, Codebeamer coders, Vuforia wizards, Servigitics partners,...
LiveWorx, the preview (notes from day 0)

LiveWorx, the preview (notes from day 0)

LiveWorx, the preview (notes from day 0) I loved set-up time at Daratech conferences. I would stand on a balcony or walkway and watch it all come together on the exhibit floor below me. Vendors building their booths, the service people laying down cables and bringing...
How close are we, really, to AI in PLM?

Digital Twins, Threads, and Tapestries – oh my

Digital Twins, Threads, and Tapestries – oh my A couple of weeks ago, I attended the CIMdata PLM Road Map & Eurostep PDT North America 2023 event in Washington DC and, I’ve got to say, it was terrific. A great speaker lineup, high-level content, vendor...