Quickies: Mentor buys CADRA from SofTech, PTC talks restructuring

Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Trimble is going to have to change its name at some point, as its portfolio becomes less and less about Navigation. Yesterday, the company announced a pile of acquisitions and the début of the Connected Farm, all intended to help farmers optimize their businesses....
Quickies: Mentor buys CADRA from SofTech, PTC talks restructuring

Quickie: CROSS makes offer for rest of TRIPLAN shares

TRIPLAN is one of many companies in our PLMish universe and it often gets lost in the deluge of news. Since there’s interesting stuff happening, let’s look a bit more closely, shall we? You may be more familiar with TRIPLAN’s ITandFactory brand, the...
Quickies: Mentor buys CADRA from SofTech, PTC talks restructuring

DS’ Q2 ahead on some metrics, not on others

Dassault Systèmes’ earnings announcements keep getting more complex, mixing lots of different revenue metrics, acquisitions, currency and abstruse international accounting. FQ2 2013 was no exception. Let’s see what we can figure out. The most obvious point from...
Quickies: Mentor buys CADRA from SofTech, PTC talks restructuring

Quickies: PTC acquires, DS closes, Hexagon sells

There’s a lot of acquisition news coming out of the PLMish universe, so let’s catch up a bit while we wait for earnings to really heat up later this week. PTC last week announced that it acquired Enigma, a company whose products aggregate and deliver...
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...
Quickies: Mentor buys CADRA from SofTech, PTC talks restructuring

MakerBot + Stratasys = Mainstream to Industrial

Back on June 19, Stratasys ended weeks of speculation and announced that it was acquiring MakerBot, merging the business and DIY/maker markets for 3D printing. We all could see this coming, right? The only question was when and how and who. MakerBot was founded in...
Quickies: Mentor buys CADRA from SofTech, PTC talks restructuring

Trimble adds more automation to the job site

Have you ever wondered how a construction site works? It’s much more complicated  — and way higher-tech — than most people realize. Trimble has been on a mission over the last 5 years or so to bring technology to the job site, since that’s...
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...