Gemcom and GEOVIA, a tale of two brands

Gemcom and GEOVIA, a tale of two brands

During its earnings call last week, Dassault Systèmes (DS) continued to explain its vision of  moving beyond “product experience” (engineering and design), to the larger concept of 3DEXPERIENCE, which adds business intelligence and other apps to its offering in...

AVEVA unveils new vision of plant design

Big news in plant design: AVEVA today announced that it is working on a new product that will “deliver a new level of performance for plant design”. Details are sketchy, but here’s what the company said in a press release: “The need to orchestrate engineering skills...

Construction is hot, ADSK + Vela

For many, the connection of construction with design is the next frontier in AEC. We may design in 3D and use elaborate construction planning software back in the office but on the jobsite, all is 2D. Paper that gets wet, lists that get lost. All of this paper causes...

Bentley focuses on infrastructure

I spent a few hours last week at Bentley Systems’ annual Be Together user conference. Analysts and journalists are typically not at this event but I was invited to moderate a session on the use of standards in the process industries and took advantage of my time...

Autodesk’s Q1 “Solid, uneven”

Autodesk announced results last night for the quarter ended April 30. While pretty good retrospectively, the company’s outlook was cautious, leading to a sharp decline in the company’s share price morning. The good: total revenue was up 11%, revenue from Asia hit a...

Hexagon’s Q1 upbeat, trouble in SG&I

Hexagon AB, the parent company of Intergraph, Leica and other brands, reported results for the March quarter earlier this week. CEO Ola Rollén characterized the group’s overall performance as a good start to the year, but reflecting uneven performance across regions...

Quickies: Nemetschek and Trimble

Earnings are threatening to get too far ahead of me! A quick catch-up on two that you need to know about, Nemetschek and Trimble. Recall that Nemetschek is Europe’s largest AEC software supplier and that Trimble is increasingly important in engineering software, with...

Quickies: DDD, Cybernet, ESI, Trimble, oh my

What a day for news! I’ve already blogged about PTC’s March quarter, tweeted a bit about Dassault Systèmes’ interesting announcements (and hope to blog about that tomorrow), but here are a couple of other important things you need to know about: 3D Systems announced...

Book review: Bentley Annual Report

Bentley Systems is an unusual company, in that it’s privately held yet gives an annual update on how the business is doing. The company held a conference call last month (blogged about here) and recently published its Annual Report which provides a bit more...

Nemetschek bullish on 2012

Nemetschek, the German provider of AEC tools including the Allplan and Graphisoft brands, published final results for 2011 that were in line with earlier figures. As anticipated, revenue grew 10% in 2011 to €164 million. Growth and profitability were driven by...