In DS’ Q2, SOLIDWORKS was again the standout

In DS’ Q2, SOLIDWORKS was again the standout

I have been trying to get time to expand on this brief note, but the news is just coming too fast right now. Here is a summary of Dassault Systèmes’ (DS) fiscal second quarter results, reported last week. Total revenue of €840 million was up 4% as reported and...
DS takes majority position in Centric Software

DS takes majority position in Centric Software

DS takes majority position in Centric Software Dassault Systèmes just announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Centric Software, the privately-held maker of PLM solutions for the fashion, apparel, luxury and retail sectors. DS said that, “with this...
10 things I think I think: SOLIDWORKS World 2018

10 things I think I think: SOLIDWORKS World 2018

SOLIDWORKS World is always a spectacle of maker-ness, designers competing to out-SOLIDWORKS one another in design competitions and learn from one another. It’s, as one speaker put it, nerd-heaven. This year was the twentieth anniversary event and many attendees...
In DS’ Q2, SOLIDWORKS was again the standout

Quickie: DS acquires No Magic for MBSE, has mixed Q3

I’m at AVEVA World Summit this week, so this has to be brief: DS announced earnings today, and as part of that package of news said that it intends to acquire No Magic, a maker of model-based systems engineering and architecture modeling solutions for software...
DS takes majority position in Centric Software

Quickie: DS acquiring Exa for $400 million

Well, well, well. Dassault Systèmes (DS) and Exa Corporation announced early this morning that DS is acquiring Exa for $24.25 per share, or around $400 million. You may recall that Exa is a publicly traded company in the US, making the PowerFLOW CFD suite based on the...
In DS’ Q2, SOLIDWORKS was again the standout

DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

News broke this morning that Dassault Systèmes has acquired AITAC BV, a Dutch company that uses the DS suite of products to design superyachts, cruise liners, frigates, tugboats and other smaller ships. As a complement to its services offerings, AITAC devised Smart...
In DS’ Q2, SOLIDWORKS was again the standout

Quickie: DS’ Q1 shows solid start to 2017

As always, there’s a lot to unpack in a Dassault Systèmes earnings release, so here are the bare facts while I catch up on the earnings calls, presentations and press releases: Total revenue in Q1 was €760 million, up 10% as reported and up 7% in constant...