Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics Tech Soft 3D today announced that it has acquired Visual Kinematics (VKI), which makes DevTools, a suite of component software development kits (SDKs) for CAE applications. This comes just a few weeks after...
It’s good to be a CAE supplier: notes on Ansys and Altair earnings

PTC’s Q4 ends fiscal year on a strong note

PTC’s Q4 ends fiscal year on a strong note PTC announced fiscal Q4 and 2020 results a week ago and I haven’t had time for a full write-up — and now the earnings are starting to pile up. So here’s a quick recap of what we learned during the PTC...
Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

Battery Ventures buys Cimatron & GibbsCAM from 3D Systems

Battery Ventures buys Cimatron & GibbsCAM from 3D Systems It was just announced that Battery Ventures, an investor across our PLMish universe and most recently in Tech Soft, will buy the Cimatron and GibbsCAM software businesses from 3D Systems Corporation. But...
Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

Siemens adds computational chemistry modeling to Simcenter

Siemens adds computational chemistry modeling to Simcenter This is interesting. Maybe ten years ago, innovation was all about electrifying mechanical systems. Today, it seems to rely on material science: what can we create that’s lighter, stronger, conductive,...
Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

Quickie: Hexagon snaps up ESPRIT CAM solutions

Quickie: Hexagon snaps up ESPRIT CAM solutions Remember just yesterday, when Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén told investors to stay tuned, that there was significant acquisition activity, even in a time of Covid? Welp. Today, Hexagon announced that it will acquire D.P....
Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

Ansys to acquire Analytical Graphics for $700 million

Ansys to acquire Analytical Graphics for $700 million Ansys just announced that it will acquire Analytical Graphics (AGI), maker of electronics simulation solutions for space applications, for a whopping $700 million, 2/3 of which will be paid in cash and the rest,...
It’s good to be a CAE supplier: notes on Ansys and Altair earnings

MuM’s Q3 down 7% — but that’s better than Q2

MuM’s Q3 down 7% — but that’s better than Q2 One of the earnings bellwethers in our PLMish universe, Mensch und Maschine (MuM), reported this morning that its Q3 was … not as bad as Q2 … and that it expects Q4 to start ramping back up....
Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

CGTech to be acquired by Sandvik

CGTech to be acquired by Sandvik Sandvik, a global engineering company with about 40,000 employees, has announced that it will acquire CGTech, the company you probably know best as the maker of VERICUT, the CNC verification and optimization software. Sandvik is a...
Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

Tech Soft acquires Ceetron for CAE visualization

Tech Soft acquires Ceetron for CAE visualization Now this is interesting. Just into the inbox: Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of engineering software development toolkits, today announces that it has acquired Ceetron AS, experts in developing 3D visualization...
It’s good to be a CAE supplier: notes on Ansys and Altair earnings

AVEVA reports H1 revenue down 12% cc

AVEVA reports H1 revenue down 12% cc I thought we weren’t going to get an update on AVEVA earnings until Schneider Electric reports Q3 results — but, no, it came sooner. Yesterday, AVEVA said that revenue for its April to September half-year would be...
Tech Soft 3D continues buildout, acquires Visual Kinematics

Altair acquires M-Base for plastics

Altair acquires M-Base for plastics Altair just announced that is has acquired  M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, supplier of the Material Data Center materials database and material information system, targeted at the makers and users of plastics. Altair says this...
An appreciation: SolidWorks’ Vic Leventhal

An appreciation: SolidWorks’ Vic Leventhal

An appreciation: SolidWorks’ Vic Leventhal My social feeds lit up this weekend with the sad news that Vic Leventhal has died. If you use Solidworks, think of Vic. If you work for or rely on a CAD reseller, think of Vic. If you’ve ever built a PLMish sales...

BSY rings the Nasdaq bell last week

I had promised you a photo of Bentleys ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq, but can go one better — a video! The first 3:30 minutes or so are of the big LED pilar billboard in Times Square, showing pictures of Bentley employees (“colleagues” in...