At AU 2019, AEC continued to rule

At AU 2019, AEC continued to rule

At AU 2019, AEC continued to rule Did I go to AU in 2019? Why, yes, I did. But I had the flu so only participated in a fraction of what was going on and only now have the time to share what I learned. 13,000 people, 13,000 stories and I only got a tiny bit, sigh....
Autodesk’s anti-piracy efforts finally pay off – oh, and the looming end of maintenance

MuM revises growth forecast upward — what slowdown?

PLMish earnings season starts today, as Germany’s Mensch und Maschine (MuM) reports how its own software and the Autodesk VAR businesses performed in the second quarter. We’ve already heard from Hexagon and SAP that China and greater Asia, respectively,...
Autodesk invests in actual construction startup

Autodesk invests in actual construction startup

You know that Autodesk invests in tech startups. Did you know that they also invest in makers of actual, physical things? Apparently, they do! Autodesk just announced that it has increased its investment in Factory_OS, a “volumetric modular construction...
Autodesk’s anti-piracy efforts finally pay off – oh, and the looming end of maintenance

MuM is “completely satisfied” with Q1

— and that’s a good thing for Autodesk, too. Mensch und Maschine said today that it had “a fantastic start to fiscal year 2019”, with revenue up for in proprietary software business, its new SOFiSTiK acquisition and its Autodesk reseller...
Autodesk’s anti-piracy efforts finally pay off – oh, and the looming end of maintenance

MuM reports rebound in Autodesk sales

We are nearing the end of earnings season, but still have a few biggies to go. One of those is Autodesk, and we use its largest European reseller, Mensch und Maschine (MuM) as a preview since MuM reports preliminary results a couple of weeks before Autodesk. Like...
AU 2018 goes convergent

AU 2018 goes convergent

For the first time in years, I had to leave AU before the bitter end. It’s for a work commitment, so 100% necessary, but it means that this writeup doesn’t cover what will happen in the AEC and manufacturing keynotes, which took place after I left. I’ll watch...