Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

Now this is interesting: RIB, the German maker of the iTWO/MTWO* BIM-focused solution set for the construction industry, just announced that it has acquired a 60% share of U.S. CAD, an Autodesk reseller based in California and with offices across the Western US....
Autodesk invests in actual construction startup

Autodesk invests in actual construction startup

You know that Autodesk invests in tech startups. Did you know that they also invest in makers of actual, physical things? Apparently, they do! Autodesk just announced that it has increased its investment in Factory_OS, a “volumetric modular construction...
Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

Hexagon adds to its additive bench

One of the things I learned at Hexagon’s HxGN LIVE conference (but haven’t had time to write about yet, sorry) is that the company is on a mission regarding 3D printing (3DP). Planning, prepping, simulating, doing. Today, Hexagon announced that it is...
Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

Quickie: DS invests in BioSerenity telehealth startup

Quickie: DS invests in BioSerenity telehealth startup Hot on the heels of its planned acquisition of Medidata, Dassault Systèmes announced that it is the lead investor in a €65 million Series B financing round for BioSerenity, a startup developing telehealth...
Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

DS + Medidata = PLMish for Life Science

Last week, Dassault Systèmes (DS) announced that it was buying the US firm Medidata for $5.7 billion. It’s a deal that has a lot of people in the automotive and aerospace industries, long DS’ sweet spot, wondering, why? First, though, DS’ why. DS...
Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

One more: PTC acquires AR agency TWNKLS

When so many conferences happen at the same time, news blizzards also happen. PTC announced today that it has acquired PTC TWNKLS, a European company that creates tailor-made augmented reality (AR) applications and offers related services. PTC says the acquisition...
Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

Siemens acquires South African distributor ESTEQ

And the news keeps rolling: Siemens Digital Industries Software (fka Siemens PLM Software) just announced that it will acquire select assets of ESTEQ, a PLMish distributor in South Africa. [Not in the deal is ESTEQ’s Test and Measurement business; it remains...
Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

DS buys Medidata clinical trial software

Super quick: Dassault Systèmes announced that it is buying Medidata Solutions for $5.8 billion in cash. Medidata is publicly traded in the US and makes software used in clinical drug trials. This had been rumored for a while, with DS CEO Bernard Charlès telling...
Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

Missler becomes TOPSOLID, with new owners

Missler Software announced in April (yes, I know it’s old news, but it is important news, nonetheless) that it will now be known as TOPSOLID. It’s not as random as it sounds: the Topsolid CAM product has a great (if expensive) reputation and few knew that...
Quickie: RIB invests in US Autodesk reseller

Wipro snaps up ITI

This is a really big deal: Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (probably better known as ITI), maker of the interoperability solutions that make the PLMish world possible. I saw the news from the Economic Times of...