Quick hits: Bentley, IBM

A few quick thoughts while I work through the pile in the inbox: Bentley to buy back Intergraph’s stake The Huntsville (AL) Times on Monday published a blog post about Bentley Systems buying back the shares that had been owned by Intergraph. In the dark ages,...

Shining the light on LIDAR

Laser scanning is hot. Process plant design software vendors such as AVEVA, Bentley Systems and Intergraph have long had partner programs to integrate LIDAR models into their design and operations workflows; Autodesk is now actively promoting it — and last month...

From the inbox

Today’s blog post is a mishmash — none of it worthy of an entire post but all in answer to emails you’ve sent:Why doesn’t this blog allow comments?There is too much incivility on the web — not that you, personally, would be rude or disruptive, but that guy...

GIS in a 3D explosion

There’s a lot going on in the GIS space but for those of you who don’t follow it, here’s a quick refresher. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems; this technology is also often known as “geospatial”. GIS’ analytical tools enable uses to associate data and...

AVEVA details half-year, changes CFO

AVEVA Group last week gave more details on its performance for the six months ended September 30 2010. The company last month hinted that its end-markets are still recovering from the global economic meltdown, and that progress to a more normal economic state is...

Quick catch-up: what you may have missed

Goodness – I go away for a few days, and the PLM world keeps on spinning ;-) Here’s what happened while I was away: Avatech Solutions (now part of Rand) reported revenue of $31.3 million for the fiscal year ended June 30 2010, down from $35.4 million a year ago....

News bits

Sorry, guys — it’s been crazy. There’s a lot going on the in the greater PLM universe and I wish I had time to offer a cogent analysis each happening, but I don’t. Rather than leave you hanging, here are several of the things I found most compelling last week:...

Bentley also on a buying binge!

The greater AEC world certainly is rocking the news today.Hard on the heels of Intergraph’s acquisition by Hexagon AB, Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that it has acquired a minority interest BLUERIDGE Analytics, Inc., maker of SITEOPS, a site design...

Bentley revenue down but not by much

As I wrote a few weeks ago, private companies choose to share information in unique ways.Bentley Systems creates an “annual report” that is a mix of company-provided data, market analysts’ charts and customer testimonials. This year’s report was published at the Be...

News bites

Lots of things come over the transom that I find very interesting but don’t have time to do much about. But they’re too cool to keep to myself, so … CFD on a Mac Sympscape (aka Caedium) was mentioned in this blog a while back for making CFD results available via...