Autodesk’s Dynamo changes conceptual design

Autodesk’s Dynamo changes conceptual design

Have you ever sat though a 4+ hour meeting? You get kinda dozey, right? That happened to me a few weeks ago as I was listening to Autodesk’s investor day presentations. It was long, there were interesting bits, but …. Then SVP Amar Hanspal showed a little...
Hexagon expands mining footprint with acquisition of Devex

Hexagon expands mining footprint with acquisition of Devex

A new week, another acquisition. This time it’s Hexagon, which announced that it has acquired Devex, a Brazilian company that makes mine management and automation solutions. Hexagon says that Devex had revenue of 35 million Brazilian Real, about $16 million or...
Bentley expands offshore offering with MOSES

Bentley expands offshore offering with MOSES

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work on how the offshore industry does design and analysis (more about that soon, I hope) and have a deep appreciation for what goes into the design, fabrication, transportation and installation of these mammoth structures....
Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Earlier today, at the Hannover Fair, Bentley Systems and Siemens Industry Automation Division announced an extension of their collaboration — this time for the process industries. Last November, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate...
Hexagon expands mining footprint with acquisition of Devex

Bentley ‘hits stride’ and $550m in revenue

Bentley Systems today gave a glimpse into how the company fared in 2012 and what it thinks 2013 will hold. Bentley is privately held so this disclosure is unusual but, as CEO Greg Bentley told us, his customers prefer a company without drama. It would appear that they...
Public infrastructure: what happens if we don’t invest?

Public infrastructure: what happens if we don’t invest?

Last weekend a huge storm dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on New England. Many municipalities put in place driving bans, which kept people off the roads and sped up snow removal. But when we all hit the roads on Monday, the traffic jams highlighted the huge problems...
Bentley Inspires and announces – a LOT

Bentley Inspires and announces – a LOT

  Come with me to a ballroom in Amsterdam. Candelabras, fancy place settings, soft lighting. The Bentley Systems team is all dressed up while the rest of us look pretty darned good, too. There’s a glittering stage  and a buzz in the air — this is the...
Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble Navigation (an ever-greater misnomer) announced on Friday that it has acquired the assets of privately-held Vico Software, Inc.,  a provider of 4D and 5D architectural modeling software and consulting services. Trimble says this acquisition “extends...