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Graebert announces Android-based DWG CAD product

Graebert announces Android-based DWG CAD product

Code-name Radon, the new software will be a fully functioning DWG editor, with the same capabilities and APIs as Graebert’s desktop products. CAD software specialist Graebert GmbH today announces it is working on a full-working CAD product for Android-based tablets. Code-name Radon, the new DWG-compatible program will offer the same feature set as its desktop [...]

How Dell is growing the Precision Workstation business as a private company

How Dell is growing the Precision Workstation business as a private company

Sales results have exceeded expectations, with workstation sales up 26% year-over-year. By Tom Lansford The transition from a publicly-traded company to a privately held enterprise seems to have been a good change for the workstation experts from Austin. Using the occasion of a recent presentation with their partners from Dassault Systèmes and Nvidia, Dell highlighted [...]

Intel gains, Nvidia flat, and AMD loses graphics market share in first quarter

Intel gains, Nvidia flat, and AMD loses graphics market share in first quarter

JPR says quarter-to-quarter total GPU shipments are down 10%; desktop graphics off 6.7%. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for the first quarter of 2014. For the previous three quarters, the PC graphics market has gone up. This [...]

Autodesk first quarter revenue better than expected

Autodesk first quarter revenue better than expected

Despite going through a major transition, revenue was up 4%, but net income was down. Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) today reported better than expected first quarter results, given the company is going through a multi-quarter business model transition, moving away from selling perpetual licenses and into a variety of subscription-based offerings. Revenue for the first quarter [...]

PTC’s big picture is getting bigger

PTC’s big picture is getting bigger

PTC has been tirelessly outlining its strategy for an extended view of PLM that integrates design, software, service, and operation. GfxSpeak sums it up.

Ansys sets Q1 revenue record, acquires SpaceClaim

Ansys sets Q1 revenue record, acquires SpaceClaim

Geopolitical tension slowed sales in Europe. Big industrial equipment makers were among the biggest buyers in the quarter. Ansys today reported record first quarter revenue, and also announced it is acquiring SpaceClaim, the 3D MCAD tool that made a big splash a few years ago with its combination of direct editing and built-in interoperability. (See [...]

Ansys acquires SpaceClaim for $85 million

Ansys acquires SpaceClaim for $85 million

The broad appeal of SpaceClaim to part-time CAD users matches well with the CAD-neutral approach of Ansys. Ansys has acquired SpaceClaim, the venture-capital funded 3D MCAD tool that made a big splash a few years ago with its combination of direct editing and built-in interoperability. The deal closed April 30, 2014 and was announced today. [...]

There is still a place for Windows in the maturing mobile market

There is still a place for Windows in the maturing mobile market

The software developer with code on more desktops than Microsoft believes the Enterprise still wants Windows on mobile devices.  Increased demand for 3D PDF is part of the shift. Tech Soft 3D (TS3D), the small graphics software development house based in Bend, Oregon has only 450 customers—all of them other software companies. Because they supply complicated [...]

PTC turns in good second quarter

PTC turns in good second quarter

CAD and PLM are slow but steady; new markets are starting to kick in.  PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) reported second quarter results that compare favorably with year-ago results. Revenue in the quarter (ending March 29, 2014) was $329 million, up 5% from a year earlier. The company’s newest acquisitions, Enigma, NetIDEAS, and ThingWorx, contributed $4 million [...]

Dassault Systemes revenue up 8% in Europe

Dassault Systemes revenue up 8% in Europe

A stock split and a change of registry overshadow financial results. Catia sales are down. PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) saw revenue rise by 9% in the first quarter of 2014, compared with 1Q13. Total revenue was €502.2 million ($688.1 million). In constant currencies revenue was up 8%. Net income was €53.9 million [...]