DS’s Q1 beat expectations on mainstream strength

DS’s Q1 beat expectations on mainstream strength

DS’s Q1 beat expectations on mainstream strength Dassault Systèmes reported results for its fiscal first quarter today. There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s get to the details: Total revenue of €1173 million was up 3% as reported and up 9% in constant...
An appreciation: SolidWorks’ Vic Leventhal

An appreciation: SolidWorks’ Vic Leventhal

An appreciation: SolidWorks’ Vic Leventhal My social feeds lit up this weekend with the sad news that Vic Leventhal has died. If you use Solidworks, think of Vic. If you work for or rely on a CAD reseller, think of Vic. If you’ve ever built a PLMish sales...
Free SolidWorks for displaced auto workers

Free SolidWorks for displaced auto workers

Free SolidWorks for displaced auto workers Just came across this blog post and thought it deserves wider visibility: “Workers displaced by plant closure can leverage their industry knowledge and secure a brighter future by gaining SOLIDWORKS CAD skills. DASI is...
#SWW19 takeaways from afar

#SWW19 takeaways from afar

For the first time in years I’m not at SolidWorks World, happening right now in Dallas, TX. Too much travel, too many time zones — it just didn’t fit. So I’ve been following from afar, on Dassault Systèmes’ live broadcasts here....
Quickie: DS acquires elecworks

Quickie: DS acquires elecworks

Dassault Systèmes said today that it will acquire Trace Software’s elecworks electrical and automation design software product line in an asset transfer. Trace has been a SolidWorks applications partner since 1997; in 2012, Trace became a strategic partner so that the...
10 things I think I think: SOLIDWORKS World 2018

10 things I think I think: SOLIDWORKS World 2018

SOLIDWORKS World is always a spectacle of maker-ness, designers competing to out-SOLIDWORKS one another in design competitions and learn from one another. It’s, as one speaker put it, nerd-heaven. This year was the twentieth anniversary event and many attendees...
SolidWorks World 2016: makers, cloud and subs

SolidWorks World 2016: makers, cloud and subs

Kishore Boyalakuntla, SolidWorks Brand User Experience Leader, joked that SolidWorks World is a bit like Disney for engineers — and, you know, it is! This year’s event had a slightly different vibe: it was less serious, more maker and decidedly not DS-centric. Yes,...
Browser, new UI & consistent focus in SolidWorks 2016

Browser, new UI & consistent focus in SolidWorks 2016

SolidWorks debuted its 2016 release a couple of weeks ago and officially released it last week —you should check out its 300+ enhancements/major fixes at solidworks.com or by attending an event hosted by your favorite reseller— but it’s tough to sum up in 1000 words....