Quickie: Autodesk’s Derrek Cooper on NEi acquisition

If you recall, Autodesk didn’t really say that it had acquired certain assets of NEi Software last month — the news leaked out as customers found out from NEi partners and resellers. Last week, Autodesk’s Derrek Cooper blogged about it and gave some...
Quickie: Autodesk acquires Bitsquid, adds real-time 3D vis to design

Autodesk’s Q1 a study in moving parts

There’s been no shortage of news from Autodesk lately, what with new licensing options, acquisitions, 3D printing and an RV touring the US*, so it’s no surprise that the Q1 earning call tried to put it all in perspective. CEO Carl Bass addressed the 3D...
Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

So here we are, just a few days from June. Where does the time go? It’s full-on user conference season so there’s more to cover than ever — let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … … And it continues to send and receive mixed signals....

Quickie: Update on Autodesk and NEi

My goodness — the piece I posted yesterday about Autodesk acquiring certain asset of NEi Software really poked the bear! You’ve been commenting and emailing like crazy, which leads to this quick update: No, I don’t know more that what I originally...
Quickie: Autodesk acquires Bitsquid, adds real-time 3D vis to design

Autodesk adds Nastran to its CAE offering

Autodesk confirmed yesterday that it has acquired certain assets of NEi Software, including its flagship Nastran solver. Autodesk isn’t ready to say anything about its plans for Nastran but we can speculate that it wants to add its powerful linear and nonlinear...
ANSYS buys SpaceClaim (finally!)

ANSYS buys SpaceClaim (finally!)

Yes, yes, yes, ANSYS announced Q1 results today and we’ll get to that. What’s really got you buzzing is the second press release out of ANSYS this morning: For those who follow simulation but not CAD, SpaceClaim has ruffled a lot of feathers since 2007 by...
Morning coffee: hockey, the economy & recalls

Morning coffee: hockey, the economy & recalls

Happy Monday! We spent the weekend in Philadelphia, a traditional destination for history lovers and foodies. This year, Philadelphia also played host to the US college NCAA Frozen Four hockey tournament. The four best college hockey teams in the land played there...
Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Welcome to your Monday! Last week was a doozie, so let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … We’ve got good news, bad news and good news. On the good news side, US employers added 192,000 jobs in March. That’s better than recent months but bad news...
Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Welcome to a new week! We hope you had a fabulous weekend. Here in New England, we’re veering between lovely spring weather and cold winter, with snow in the forecast yet again. Sorry that this post is later than usual; server issues have had the Schnitger Corp...