Welcome to 2024! Deal fever continues …

Welcome to 2024! Deal fever continues …

Welcome to 2024! Deal fever continues … I hope you were able to catch a little downtime over the year-end and that your 2024 is off to a great start. We had three winter storms in a week, lost power, shoveled a lot of snow — and are looking at more of the same...
May your 2024 …

May your 2024 …

… be filled with joy, health, and happiness! No, we haven’t had this much snow yet this winter — but it is a beautiful photo, no? From https://picryl.com/media/winter-snow-wintry-nature-landscapes-a30c59
AU 2023: Focus on platforms, granularity and AI

AU 2023: Focus on platforms, granularity and AI

AU 2023: Focus on platforms, granularity and AI Ah, Autodesk University. Thousands of people and too few escalators. Designers and makers and architects and construction teams, all in one place. Las Vegas, usually prettying itself up for holiday visitors at this time...
AVEVA World showcases connection of data, functions, people

AVEVA World showcases connection of data, functions, people

AVEVA World showcases connection of data, functions, people Let’s face it: AVEVA is fascinating. It started 50 years ago as a Cadcentre, a spinout from the UK’s Cambridge University. It was a sleepy tech company for a long time, then maybe 10 years ago, it got...
Nemetschek goes all in on dTwins

Nemetschek goes all in on dTwins

Nemetschek goes all in on dTwins When I was with Graphisoft last month, I had the chance to speak with Graphisoft CEO Huw Roberts and Nemetschek’s César Rodriguez about Nemetschek’s vision of the future, one in which its brands are better integrated (while remaining...
Another ESI update: new CEO, Olfa Zorgati, to manage rest of acquisition

Quick update: Acquisition of ESI is one step closer

Quick update: Acquisition of ESI is one step closer On Friday, ESI Group and Keysight Technologies announced that Keysight has now acquired a controlling stake in ESI, and that Keysight plans to file with French regulators to acquire the rest. As of Friday, Keysight...
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...