Trimble snaps up Cityworks for asset management

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...
Trimble snaps up Cityworks for asset management

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...
More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

TRMB, AZPN report results; Bentley doesn’t

I’m at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure event in London, so it seems appropriate to look at recent AECish earnings. You may recall that Bentley said it filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its...
More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

Field-to-office heats up, Trimble acquires PocketMobile

We need to get past the idea that design and engineering begin and end in an office, drawing room or lab; it’s time we joined much of the rest of  the business world by taking work to where it needs to be, even if that is outside the office. That’s enabled...