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...
Siemens acquires South African distributor ESTEQ

Siemens acquires South African distributor ESTEQ

And the news keeps rolling: Siemens Digital Industries Software (fka Siemens PLM Software) just announced that it will acquire select assets of ESTEQ, a PLMish distributor in South Africa. [Not in the deal is ESTEQ’s Test and Measurement business; it remains...
MuM’s Q3 “happy” results look good for Autodesk

MuM’s Q3 “happy” results look good for Autodesk

Germany’s Mensch und Maschine (MuM) reported results earlier this week and, as usual, we look at them to see what they might mean for Autodesk and for its broader VAR network. In case you’re unaware, MuM is probably Autodesk’s largest European...
MuM’s Q3 “happy” results look good for Autodesk

Quickie: MuM announces most profitable quarter ever

What trough? As a reminder, we look at Mensch und Maschine to gauge how resellers are faring as Autodesk transitions to subscriptions — and MuM is on the upswing with its Q1 2018 report. Per its announcement, “While the [proprietary MuM] Software segment...
MuM’s Q3 “happy” results look good for Autodesk

MuM says 2017 is off to a “pleasant” start

What a nice way to start a week: an earnings report that includes the word “pleasant”. Too often, it’s all business gobbledy-gook; we all know what “pleasant” means. Not stressful, satisfactory, generally positive, moving in the right...
Out of the Inbox: reality capture & 3D printing stalls?, BIM grows, VARs do too

PTC channel doing well, DS/SIMPOE update

It’s going to be another busy week, with earnings from Hexagon, Cimatron and Stratasys today and then CENIT, ExOne and Autodesk later in the week. Before we start on those, however, there are a couple of bits of old business to handle, too. If “old”...
Quickies: Pricing Fusion 360, CENIT reports, COFES

Quickies: Pricing Fusion 360, CENIT reports, COFES

It’s been tough to concentrate this week, so we’ve finally wised up and are sticking to classical music and not news radio. Did you know that there is a big world outside Boston? And that much of it waltzes, minuettes and tangos? Time to get busy....

Rand Q3 revenue down y/y, profit too

A real fast update today — I’m at the Bentley Systems user conference — but this is important, too. Rand Worldwide today announced that revenue in its fiscal third quarter was down 18% from last year to $22.4 million but basically flat sequentially. Tight...