Shapr3D: Cool CAD on an iPad (and now, macOS too)

Shapr3D: Cool CAD on an iPad (and now, macOS too)

Shapr3D: Cool CAD on an iPad (and now, macOS too) You probably don’t know this about me, but I used to be really good at CAD. A long time ago, after the advent of the PC but before Bitcoin. I used to demo CAD in some of my product management roles. Still, stone...
PTC reports Core up 21%cc in FQ2 but leaves F2021 targets (mostly) alone

Wrapping up 2020 earnings with Ansys, Autodesk, and Bentley

Wrapping up 2020 earnings with Ansys, Autodesk, and Bentley I have been trying to get to writing long-form pieces about how 2020 ended for Ansys, Autodesk, and Bentley ever since the companies reported but it’s been crazybusy. We’re nearing the end of March, which...
Why so many CADs? And can I switch between them?

Why so many CADs? And can I switch between them?

Why so many CADs? And can I switch between them? I am often asked, especially by people who are new to the CAD world, what the differences are between all of the CAD tools on the market. What’s the best? And what happens if I don’t like the product I...
PTC reports Core up 21%cc in FQ2 but leaves F2021 targets (mostly) alone

PTC blew past forecasts in FQ1, raises guidance for year

PTC blew past forecasts in FQ1, raises guidance for year PTC reported results for its fiscal first quarter of 2021, ended December 31, 2020, last night — and they were pretty darned good. Before we get too excited, though, it’s important to note that...
DS acquires NuoDB for cloud-native distributed SQL

DS acquires NuoDB for cloud-native distributed SQL

DS acquires NuoDB for cloud-native distributed SQL I hope you had a lovely and peaceful Thanksgiving if you’re in the US, and a bit of hush to hear yourself think if you’re somewhere else. Last week Dassault Systèmes announced that it was acquiring the 84%...
PTC reports Core up 21%cc in FQ2 but leaves F2021 targets (mostly) alone

PTC’s Q4 ends fiscal year on a strong note

PTC’s Q4 ends fiscal year on a strong note PTC announced fiscal Q4 and 2020 results a week ago and I haven’t had time for a full write-up — and now the earnings are starting to pile up. So here’s a quick recap of what we learned during the PTC...