Spectris announces CAE ambitions, acquires VI-grade

Spectris announces CAE ambitions, acquires VI-grade

The news came into my inbox this morning: Spectris has acquired VI-grade. Who? I know, me too. Background: Spectris is a big UK company, listed with over $2 billion in revenue in 2017. It currently does a lot of the physical parts of a test-and-simulate program:...
MSC + Hexagon:  “Where Simulation Gets Real”

MSC + Hexagon: “Where Simulation Gets Real”

“This is where simulation gets real.” That’s what Paolo Guglielmini, the CEO of MSC Software, told users in his standing room only keynote at last month’s HxGN LIVE conference in Las Vegas. You might remember that Hexagon acquired MSC in 2017, with the...
Spectris announces CAE ambitions, acquires VI-grade

Bentley steps up 4D, acquires Synchro

Bentley just announced that it has acquired Synchro Software to boost its 4D construction offerings. Think of Synchro as software for virtual design and construction, enabling visual planning, scheduling, and project management. This lets asset owners, constructors...
Quick update on PTC + Rockwell

Quick update on PTC + Rockwell

I’m at PTC’s LiveWorx user conference this week. Yesterday, CEO Jim Heppelmann gave a bit more detail on the partnership with Rockwell Automation, announced last week. A quick recap: Rockwell is buying 8.4% of PTC’s shares for around $1 billion. PTC...
Spectris announces CAE ambitions, acquires VI-grade

Hexagon snaps up SPRING’s NCSIMUL for machining

Hexagon just announced that it is acquiring SPRING Technologies, whose NCSIMUL optimizes the machining workflow from CNC programming to CNC simulation, managing cutting and tool libraries, real time machine monitoring and technical content publication. Hexagon CEO Ola...
Spectris announces CAE ambitions, acquires VI-grade

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...