Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

DS just announced that it has acquired Safe Technology Ltd., for its fatigue simulation technology, fe-safe. From the press release, “Safe Technology has been working closely with Dassault Systèmes and its SIMULIA applications for more than 15 years and in that...
Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

ANSYS struggled in Q1 and, apparently, at the start of Q2 but seems to have ended the quarter with a bang. CEO Jim Cashman told investors that Q2 saw strong contributions from all parts of the business, across all product areas and from software license, maintenance...
CD-adapco brings HEEDS in-house

CD-adapco brings HEEDS in-house

CD-adapco today announced that it has acquired Red Cedar Technology, maker of HEEDS Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) software and SHERPA, a search method to find optimum designs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is big, in that it takes CD-adapco...
Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

ESI Q1: buoyed by BRIC and OpenCFD

Still working to catch up on what happened while you were at PTC Live? Me too! Honestly, it would be so much simpler if everything just went on hold while we’re these things, right?! Not gonna happen, so catch-up it is. In addition to 3D Systems trying to...
Couldn’t get to Vienna? Recap of SIMULIA conference

Couldn’t get to Vienna? Recap of SIMULIA conference

Picture this: we’re in an ancient city of castles, cathedrals and really good cake, meeting to talk about advancements in  cutting-edge technology: simulation. It’s a little like the picture to the right, of St. Stephen’s cathedral reflected in a...
Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

Exa’s Q1 is back on track

Exa Corporation just announced results for its first quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, 2013. CEO Steve Remondi said that “revenue for the quarter was at the high end of our guidance, increasing 11%, or 14% on a constant currency basis, from a year...
Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

PTC channel doing well, DS/SIMPOE update

It’s going to be another busy week, with earnings from Hexagon, Cimatron and Stratasys today and then CENIT, ExOne and Autodesk later in the week. Before we start on those, however, there are a couple of bits of old business to handle, too. If “old”...
SIMULIA shines the spotlight on topology optimization

SIMULIA shines the spotlight on topology optimization

Dassault Systèmes recently announced the acquisition of FE-DESIGN Group, makers of TOSCA for topology optimization. DS’ SIMULIA brand had already released a TOSCA-based Abaqus product, Abaqus ATOM, and the relationship between SIMULIA and FE-DESIGN was good, so...
Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

ANSYS beats some expectations, lowers others

ANSYS is in a no-win situation: reporting the best first-quarter revenue in its history, within its guidance for the first quarter but lower than some financial analysts had expected. Too, like many other tech companies, ANSYS lowered its revenue forecast for the rest...
Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

Quickies: Uncertain economy drags down March quarter

It’s a busy week for earnings reports from engineering software companies. While I work on longer-form reports, here are a few quotes from my notes. Note that these are not 100% representative of the company’s March quarter reports — in other words,...