Quickie: SigmaTEK acquired by Battery Ventures

Quickie: SigmaTEK acquired by Battery Ventures

Super quick because I’m knee-deep in earnings news: Battery Ventures announced yesterday that it has acquired SigmaTEK Systems, makers of the SigmaNEST nesting solution. Nesting is the process of taking the flattened versions of 3D parts like sheetmetal...
Quickie: SigmaTEK acquired by Battery Ventures

Quickie: Altair acquires SIMSOLID

Taking a break from all things Bentley, Altair just announced that it has acquired SIMSOLID, the company based on the notion that we shouldn’t need to create a mesh in order to run a simulation. Founded by Ken Welch and Victor Apanovitch, they sought to simplify...
Construction BIM heats up, Procore acquires BIManywhere

Construction BIM heats up, Procore acquires BIManywhere

The key to this acquisition is in the name of the company being acquired: anywhere. Procore makes cloud-based applications for the construction industry, offering a single platform that enables project stakeholders to share information. BIM, building information...
Quickie: SigmaTEK acquired by Battery Ventures

Quick update on Aras + Comet: free means free

Yesterday, Aras announced that it has acquired Comet Solutions, to add simulation data and process management to its PLM platform. One of the intriguing things in the announcement was that Comet would be free to all subscribers. I didn’t see how that was...
Siemens to acquire Lightwork Design

Siemens to acquire Lightwork Design

In transit, so this has to be brief: Siemens just announced that it is acquiring Lightwork Design — the people you likely know for their gorgeous rendering software, Lightworks. Siemens says that this type of realistic imaging will “help customers address...
Quickie: SigmaTEK acquired by Battery Ventures

Siemens acquires Mendix to accelerate MindSphere rollout

Siemens announced earlier today that it plans to acquire Mendix, a company that makes what is called a “low code” application development platform. If you program from scratch in Fortran (horrors), C, C++, C#, that’s not low-code. Low-code is a...