PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations

PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations

PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations Technology. Business partnerships. Longtime customers, dragged forward. New customers to be wooed. PTC’s annual user conference, now called LiveWorx, is barely over and there is so much to digest and to...
Bentley steps up 4D, acquires Synchro

Bentley steps up 4D, acquires Synchro

Bentley just announced that it has acquired Synchro Software to boost its 4D construction offerings. Think of Synchro as software for virtual design and construction, enabling visual planning, scheduling, and project management. This lets asset owners, constructors...
Quick update on PTC + Rockwell

Quick update on PTC + Rockwell

I’m at PTC’s LiveWorx user conference this week. Yesterday, CEO Jim Heppelmann gave a bit more detail on the partnership with Rockwell Automation, announced last week. A quick recap: Rockwell is buying 8.4% of PTC’s shares for around $1 billion. PTC...
Bentley steps up 4D, acquires Synchro

Hexagon snaps up SPRING’s NCSIMUL for machining

Hexagon just announced that it is acquiring SPRING Technologies, whose NCSIMUL optimizes the machining workflow from CNC programming to CNC simulation, managing cutting and tool libraries, real time machine monitoring and technical content publication. Hexagon CEO Ola...
HxGN LIVE merges old and new, urges epic leaps forward

HxGN LIVE merges old and new, urges epic leaps forward

HxGN LIVE, the Hexagon group’s annual userfest, brings together thousands of people from manufacturing to fire/rescue/police to construction to mapping professionals. Walking the halls, it’s hard not to run into someone who does something I know nothing...
Bentley steps up 4D, acquires Synchro

DS takes majority position in Centric Software

DS takes majority position in Centric Software Dassault Systèmes just announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Centric Software, the privately-held maker of PLM solutions for the fashion, apparel, luxury and retail sectors. DS said that, “with this...
Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

AVEVA had an awesome fiscal 2018 (ended March 31). You’ll recall that the AVEVA merged with Schneider Electric Software earlier this year to create a much bigger company with software that reaches from plant design to operations. That combined group reported...
A few implications of PTC+Rockwell

A few implications of PTC+Rockwell

Yesterday, all I had time to do was tell you about Rockwell Automation’s $1 billion stock buy of newly issued shares of PTC, but not to muse on the implications. To be clear, PTC says it will use the proceeds to buy back shares so that the overall effect of this...
Bentley steps up 4D, acquires Synchro

Hexagon grows in autonomous

Hexagon has quietly been building out a solid set of assets that get it ever-closer to the coming autonomous world, starting waaay back when it acquired Leica and Intergraph and, last weekend, announced its intent to add AutonomouStuff (great company name, btw) to the...
Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

Altair tops targets in Q1, acquires rest of FluiDyna

Altair made several significant announcement over the last week, culminating yesterday with its first quarter results. Quickly, Altair reported Q1 revenue that beat expectations, sending its share price up a couple of percentage points after the announcement hit the...
Quick update on PTC + Rockwell

Hexagon CEO’s legal saga continues

Hexagon announced on Wednesday that the Norwegian Court of Appeal has decided to accept the appeal launched by the Norwegian economic crime authority of CEO Ola Rollén’s unanimous acquittal in January on charges of insider trading. This apparently isn’t as...
Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

Siemens FQ2 results highlight sharp growth in PLM

Siemens released its fiscal Q2 results this morning — and PLM software continues to be a bright spot, with frequent mentions of integration into other areas of the business and the opportunities ahead. Siemens said revenue from the PLM software business...
Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

ANSYS Q1 boosted by biggest-ever deal

ANSYS reported Q1 results last week that blew past most estimates and forecasts because the company is starting to reap the benefits of its big-ness. Recall that It has gone from mechanical FEA (ANSYS) to adding CFD (Fluent) to including EMAG (Apache and Ansoft) and...