3 on a Wednesday: Altair, Dassault Systèmes, and Trimble all acquire tech tuck-ins

Quickie: Altair and Trimble acquire to expand their reaches

Quickie: Altair and Trimble acquire to expand their reaches Super quick, since it’s a busy day: Altair announced this morning that it has acquired World Programming, a company that makes data analytics software used in financial services and insurance. Altair...
3 on a Wednesday: Altair, Dassault Systèmes, and Trimble all acquire tech tuck-ins

Trimble snaps up Cityworks for asset management

I am often asked what municipalities and other owners of bigger/older/not-all-digital assets can do to get in on the whole digital twin thing that the media (and I, to be fair) keep going on about. My usual message: start somewhere, with what you have. Figure out what...
More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

Sorry – no unifying theme for this afternoon’s earnings announcements from ANSYS, Trimble and FARO. ANSYS is the CAE powerhouse; Trimble makes design, measurement and other software used in the construction, mining, trucking and similar industries. Both...
3 on a Wednesday: Altair, Dassault Systèmes, and Trimble all acquire tech tuck-ins

Quickie: Trimble acquires Viewpoint for $1.2 billion

Just into my inbox: Trimble, makers of all sorts of software and hardware targeted at the broader AEC market is acquiring Viewpoint, which makes construction management software. More on this tomorrow, but Viewpoint fits perfectly (with some overlap) into...
More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

Q1 in AEC: looks like 2017 is a breakout year

You (and investors and entrepreneurs and many others) often ask me how the AEC market is accepting the technologies that discrete manufacturing has long relied on: 3D design, using a model as reference and not just drawings, managing those models and related...
More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

AEC earnings recap: CQ1 was middling to strong

I’ve been writing about a lot of the PLMish companies that focus on the automotive, aerospace and other discreet manufacturing industries and not devoting enough “ink” to AECish vendors — many of whom are doing incredibly cool things. So...