ANSYS buys SpaceClaim (finally!)

ANSYS buys SpaceClaim (finally!)

Yes, yes, yes, ANSYS announced Q1 results today and we’ll get to that. What’s really got you buzzing is the second press release out of ANSYS this morning: For those who follow simulation but not CAD, SpaceClaim has ruffled a lot of feathers since 2007 by...

What you might have missed, 1 Sept

A lot happened while I was on vacation, and I’m still trying to catch up. A couple more headline-y bits from the overflowing inbox:Spaceclaim 2011+Spaceclaim last week announced the 2011+ release of its eponymous software. This release has a heavy focus on building...

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...

PTC roadmaps aplenty

Another Las Vegas extravaganza wrapped yesterday, as thousands of PTC faithful headed for the exits at Caesar’s Palace. I’m not a fan of Vegas in general, but PTC made it work. The company showcased its new management team (energetic, visionary with practical bits...

Channels, plants and innovation

I am on quite the road trip —won’t be back in the office for a few more days— and my head is spinning from all I’ve learned. The next few posts will be my attempt to recap and set it all into context for those of you not at the Autodesk Channel Summit,...

Autodesk adds CFdesign to its quiver

Big news: Autodesk announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc., maker of the CFdesign computational fluid dynamics software, for approximately $39 million in cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions...

COFES 2010: Mike Payne responds

A few days ago, I posted a few thoughts about this year’s COFES, including my take on a brief presentation given by Mike Payne. Mike graciously responded and below is his email in its entirety. He makes a number of good points: Monica, I had condensed the talk down to...

SpaceClaim closes VC funding

As I noted a few weeks ago, venture funding has started to come back into the engineering software space. SpaceClaim today announced that it has closed a new round of funding to the tune of $5 million. The funding came from current investors, including Borealis...