AVEVA hints at good start to F2012

AVEVA today hinted at results for the six months ending September 30 and announced that full details will be published on November 15. As expected, performance was strongest in Latin America, South Korea and Central and Eastern Europe, especially in oil and gas....

AVEVA acquires Z+F UK

AVEVA today announced the acquisition of Z+F UK Limited, maker of the LFM software suite of 3D laser scanning software packages. AVEVA and Z+F UK have been partners for years, releasing increasingly sophisticated tools to integrate the output from laser scanning with...

News you may have missed, 16 Sept

The industry’s acquisition binge continues, with news of a new deal just about every week: Bentley invests in TEEC Bentley Systems announced yesterday that the company has taken a minority equity stake in The Engineering Essentials Company (TEEC) and placed a person...

Autodesk ramps up its plant offering

Earlier this week, Autodesk announced the release of the Autodesk Plant Design Suite, 3 flavors of integrated apps that support multidisciplinary plant design. You can go here for the details of what is in the standard, premium and ultimate suites packages or to...

What you might have missed, 23 August

So I went on vacation last week. And the world of engineering software kept going, perhaps even ramped up a bit even though I wasn’t around to pay attention. Here are a few of the news bits I found most compelling from my time away:SGI acquires OpenCFDLast week SGI...

Trimble and Hexagon – mixed picture

It was a very busy week of earnings and economic news as global markets tried to figure out how the budget situation in the US would play out. In general, though their share prices were dragged down by larger economic news, engineering software company reports were...

AVEVA making steady progress

AVEVA released an interim statement today, in which it briefly goes over business trends seen in the June quarter (AVEVA reports in more detail twice a year). The statement used words such as “further growth”, “strengthening” and “steady progress” — so while no...

1 2 3 4 User conferences

If you’ve been following this blog over the last few months, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been traveling. A LOT. In all, I attended 4 user conferences and 3 other meetings in 5 weeks. Aside from the surreality of bouncing between Orlando, Las Vegas...

PP&M: Solving Complex Problems

My head is spinning after 2+ days at Hexagon’s first user conference since the close of the Intergraph acquisition. This is one complicated company!  First, a couple of general impressions, then some detail from the PP&M keynotes. I attended Monday’s investor...

Hexagon: €3.5 Billion by 2015

Hexagon held a Capital Markets Day for investors today and laid out its goals for the next 5 years — they’re ambitious but the company says they are attainable. And CEO Ola Rollén has a plan if there’s another recession. But before the financials, a bit of what...