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Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Strong AEC results propel Autodesk third quarter

Strong AEC results propel Autodesk third quarter

Revenue was $618 million, up 11% but net income dropped 81% on increased spending.   Autodesk today reported a strong third quarter, led by a 17% increase in revenue from the AEC business segment. Deferred revenue topped $1 billion for the first time, and total billings rose 25% from a year ago. For the third […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ansys revenue up 10% in third quarter

Ansys revenue up 10% in third quarter

North America sales helped overcome soft results in Europe. Ansys continues to buy back its stock. Ansys has reported a “normal” third quarter—normal for Ansys. For the period ending October 301, 2014 revenue was up 10% from a year earlier, to $234 million. Net income for the period was up 5% to  $65.5 million. Breaking […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ansys releases its first update to SpaceClaim

Ansys releases its first update to SpaceClaim

New features will appeal to both designers and those preparing models for analysis or 3D printing. Ansys today released the first update to SpaceClaim since it acquired the software earlier this year. Most new features continue the trend of editing and repairing existing models, although some new features are also suited for initial design work. […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Lagoa for cloud visualization platform

Autodesk acquires Lagoa for cloud visualization platform

For the second time Autodesk has turned to Brazilian Thiago Costa to jumpstart its visualization. Autodesk is acquiring Lagoa, maker of a cloud-based visualization and collaboration platform for product development. Autodesk is not commenting, but sources contacted by both GraphicSpeak and other tech news sites confirm the deal. The purchase price is approximately $60 million. […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Webinar to explore workstation mobilization with virtualization

Webinar to explore workstation mobilization with virtualization

JPR’s Alex Herrera to moderate free webinar on how virtualization can empower high-performance visual computing. Jon Peddie Research Senior Analyst Alex Herrera will lead a webinar panel tomorrow, to discuss key business drivers and enabling technologies for graphics-rich remote visualization. The session, “Mobilize workstation users in an everywhere connected world,” is sponsored by Teradici. It […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New 3D Systems ProX 400 offers high-capacity metal printing

New 3D Systems ProX 400 offers high-capacity metal printing

Sometimes, you just gotta have metal; the ProX 400 should debut to high demand. 3D Systems is introducing its latest industrial direct metal printing (DMP) system, the ProX 400. Designed for creating high-quality end-use metal parts, the ProX 400 can create parts up to 500 X 500 X 500 mm3 (19 11/16 inches each dimension) without the […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD creates inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD

New Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD creates inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD

IXOD reads all major file formats, allowing inspection editors to standardize on one workflow even if multiple CAD formats are involved.   CAD tools specialist KeyToData introduces a new tool for creating inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD files. Standardizing on Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD (IXOD) would allow end users who need […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley MicroStation update is all about the connections

Bentley MicroStation update is all about the connections

The design platform favored by the enterprise-class design-build and infrastructure firms  will use the cloud without living on it. This week in London Bentley Systems is introducing the next generation of its technology for enterprise-scale design, construction, and operations. Dubbed “CONNECT Edition,” the multi-year rollout of new technology across the diverse Bentley line will begin […]

Xsens redesigns motion capture line, drops price

Xsens redesigns motion capture line, drops price

Tougher wearable products and updated software, yet price drops 75%. Fairchild Semiconductor’s Xsens division today releases a new version of its motion capture line for professional animation which they claim delivers more durable wearable sensors and better software at a much lower price. Xsens products are used both in entertainment and in product development research, […]

Immersive technology innovators to gather in Toronto

Immersive technology innovators to gather in Toronto

A new conference aims to be the meeting ground for the nascent immersive technology industry. A new conference in late November aims to gather the professionals building new business with the tools of immersive computing: virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D, augmented reality, gesture technology, and more. Immersed will be November 23-24 in Toronto. Immersed is about […]