AspenTech acquires IoT and AI companies

AspenTech acquires IoT and AI companies

Artificial intelligence, AI, means many different things, depending on the industry, use case and technological sophistication of the user. AspenTech, which makes chemical process design software as well as solutions that help process plants manage their assets more...
ExOne and Siemens partner for IoT-enabled 3DP

ExOne and Siemens partner for IoT-enabled 3DP

Siemens and ExOne, maker of sand and metal 3D printers, just announced a partnership targeted at bringing its binder jetting technology to prospects in the foundry, aerospace, automotive, energy and other markets. According to the announcement, Siemens’ MindSphere is...
HxGN aims to help us save ourselves

HxGN aims to help us save ourselves

Back in Vegas! I’m at Hexagon’s user conference, HxGN LIVE, most of this week–so yes, not at PTC LiveWorx or Siemens Realize LIVE (so much LIVE, no?)– with a daunting schedule of meetings and sessions. I hope to learn what makes this...
First steps to AI: data, man

First steps to AI: data, man

I was speaking to a group of AEC professionals a while back about the technologies they should be investigating. I covered everything from 0D to 6D, from conceptual sketches to advanced BIM, conceptual design to operations — but, as is often the case today, we...
AspenTech acquires IoT and AI companies

Hexagon adds j5 to factory operations offering

Hexagon today announced that it has added j5 International to its PPM division. j5 makes data collection solutions that replace papers, clipboards, spreadsheets and many of the (old school) processes used to gather operating data with a structured, configurable and...
AspenTech acquires IoT and AI companies

Bentley makes AIworx official, announces second deal

Bentley’s acquisitions just keep rolling. At last month’s Year in Infrastructure conference, the company announced one in pedestrian simulation, LEGION, and Agency9 to complement its existing digital cities offering. Another one was hinted at: AIworx,...
AspenTech acquires IoT and AI companies

Altair + Datawatch = interesting opportunities

Yesterday, Altair announced that it wants to acquire/merge with Datawatch, prompting a lot of “who?” and “why?”. Since I hadn’t heard of Datawatch, I did a bit of research — here’s what I learned and why I think this...
PTC’s F18 closed strong as reinvention continues

PTC’s F18 closed strong as reinvention continues

PTC’s Q4 and fiscal 2018 results, released last week, were solid yet investors were displeased because the forecasts for F19 presupposed a faster transition to subscriptions than many expected. Remember: subs mean lower initial revenue but a longer tail, so...
Bentley’s AEC digital twin combines BIM, CAD and more

Bentley’s AEC digital twin combines BIM, CAD and more

The Year in Infrastructure (YII) is Bentley Systems’ annual media fest, where new product releases, customer successes and acquisitions vie for attention. We’ll cover more of those over the next several blog posts, but today we’ll focus on one of the big product...