Autodesk Fusion 360 – it’s here!

Autodesk Fusion 360 – it’s here!

A couple of weeks ago, Autodesk formally released Fusion 360, the not-at-all secret CAD product the company has worked on for the last couple of years. If you remember, the company showed off a pre-Beta version of the product at a Design Slam contest at AU about 6...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

AVEVA announced yesterday that the June quarter was a “good start” to its fiscal 2014; happy investors sent its share price up 14% for the day. These interim announcements don’t include many actual numbers, so AVEVA uses qualifiers to describe...
CD-adapco brings HEEDS in-house

CD-adapco brings HEEDS in-house

CD-adapco today announced that it has acquired Red Cedar Technology, maker of HEEDS Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) software and SHERPA, a search method to find optimum designs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is big, in that it takes CD-adapco...
#SEU13: YouTube, GrabCAD, 1300 enhancements — oh my

#SEU13: YouTube, GrabCAD, 1300 enhancements — oh my

Solid Edge University is a treat. These are serious, hardcore CAD guys who don’t have time for a lot of the other stuff that’s crept in around the edges of CAD for the last 20 years. Give them surfacing enhancements, and they’re happy. Give them ways...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

MakerBot + Stratasys = Mainstream to Industrial

Back on June 19, Stratasys ended weeks of speculation and announced that it was acquiring MakerBot, merging the business and DIY/maker markets for 3D printing. We all could see this coming, right? The only question was when and how and who. MakerBot was founded in...
Hey – Google Readers, listen up!

Hey – Google Readers, listen up!

It’s almost time to say goodbye to Google Reader, that oh-so-modern equivalent of a local, town newspaper. As you may know, it’s shutting down on July 1st, and when it goes, it’s taking  your subscriptions with it! If you read this blog via Google Reader, you...
Hot guitar riffs & cool announcements from PTC Live

Hot guitar riffs & cool announcements from PTC Live

PTC has spent the last, well, decade redefining itself. For a long time, it was the feature-based modeling powerhouse in a direct-modeling CAD world. Then it decided CAD was passé and devoted itself to building a PLM platform. Most recently, PTC entered the brave new...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

Trimble adds more automation to the job site

Have you ever wondered how a construction site works? It’s much more complicated  — and way higher-tech — than most people realize. Trimble has been on a mission over the last 5 years or so to bring technology to the job site, since that’s...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

ESI Q1: buoyed by BRIC and OpenCFD

Still working to catch up on what happened while you were at PTC Live? Me too! Honestly, it would be so much simpler if everything just went on hold while we’re these things, right?! Not gonna happen, so catch-up it is. In addition to 3D Systems trying to...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

Not surprisingly, while a lot of us were at PTC’s Live Global user conference in Anaheim this week, everyone else was doing … whatever they were doing. And that, it turns out was quite a bit. 3D Systems Acquires (Most of) Phenix Systems 3D Systems makes...
Couldn’t get to Vienna? Recap of SIMULIA conference

Couldn’t get to Vienna? Recap of SIMULIA conference

Picture this: we’re in an ancient city of castles, cathedrals and really good cake, meeting to talk about advancements in  cutting-edge technology: simulation. It’s a little like the picture to the right, of St. Stephen’s cathedral reflected in a...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

Exa’s Q1 is back on track

Exa Corporation just announced results for its first quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, 2013. CEO Steve Remondi said that “revenue for the quarter was at the high end of our guidance, increasing 11%, or 14% on a constant currency basis, from a year...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

Earnings update, AEC edition — a mixed bag

This earnings season has been incredibly busy and I have fallen far, far behind in summarizing the highlights. To try to catch up a bit, I’ll be grouping these companies by general product category for you, since that’s so much more useful than chronologically by...
Earnings update, 3D printer edition — looks good!

Earnings update, 3D printer edition — looks good!

This earnings season has been incredibly busy and I have fallen far, far behind in summarizing the highlights. To try to catch up a bit, I’ll be grouping these companies by general product category for you, since that’s so much more useful than...
Autodesk links PLM and ERP, buys Tinkercad

Autodesk links PLM and ERP, buys Tinkercad

PLM 360 + NetSuite = Control for SMBs? Last week, Autodesk and NetSuite announced that they had entered into a strategic partnership to link Autodesk PLM 360 and NetSuite ERP, with the aim of offering PLM and ERP to small and medium-sized companies that might have...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

PTC channel doing well, DS/SIMPOE update

It’s going to be another busy week, with earnings from Hexagon, Cimatron and Stratasys today and then CENIT, ExOne and Autodesk later in the week. Before we start on those, however, there are a couple of bits of old business to handle, too. If “old”...
News you can use, 10 May 2013

News you can use, 10 May 2013

A quick digest to keep you up to speed on what’s happening in our end-markets and the world at large. It’s the Economy, Stupid The Harvard Business Review examines how Chinese government subsidies changed the global economic landscape, and ponders what...