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Autodesk revenue down 18% in third quarter

Autodesk revenue down 18% in third quarter

The warnings about lower revenue during business model transition are still true. AutoCAD business is in the cellar. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) continues to see revenue declines as it moves through its transition from selling software licenses to selling software subscriptions. Revenue in the third quarter of Fiscal 2017 (ended October 31, […]

By November 30, 2016 Read More →
Affinity Designer now available on Windows

Affinity Designer now available on Windows

A top seller on the Mac goes after Adobe Illustrator in a wider marketplace, offering speed, a rich feature set and a perpetual use license. A fast-rising challenger to Adobe Illustrator on the Mac is now shipping a Windows version. British software developer Serif says its Affinity Designer has been the best-selling professional design and […]

By November 23, 2016 Read More →
Gaming market continues to buoy graphics chips vendors

Gaming market continues to buoy graphics chips vendors

All three leading vendors saw third quarter shipments increase sharply from last quarter. All three major computer graphics chips vendors saw increased sales in the third quarter of 2016 over the previous quarter, as PC and game console manufacturers prepare inventory for the fourth quarter. According to the latest market research report from Jon Peddie […]

By November 18, 2016 Read More →
BricsCAD update puts BIM and MCAD in a familiar container

BricsCAD update puts BIM and MCAD in a familiar container

Bricsys is betting CAD users want to keep using .dwg data and drafting workflows while taking advantage of 3D advances.   In a CAD industry plot line ripped directly from the pages of The Mouse that Roared, Bricsys this week puts forth an update to its .dwg-based CAD program, offering a wireframe 2D/3D alternative for […]

By November 15, 2016 Read More →
Siemens to buy Mentor Graphics for $4.5 billion

Siemens to buy Mentor Graphics for $4.5 billion

The industrial giant will add Mentor to its existing PLM division. The price was 21% higher than last Friday’s stock price. Siemens (OTCMKTS:SIEGY) today announced it has reached a merger agreement with Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT) by which the industrial giant will acquire Mentor for $4.5 billion. The price represents a stock value of $37.25 […]

By November 14, 2016 Read More →
Siemens takes ownership stake in Bentley via strategic alliance

Siemens takes ownership stake in Bentley via strategic alliance

Siemens is acquiring €70 million in Bentley secondary stock as part of the wide-ranging technology development plan. The two have been forming an ever-deeper alliance since 2012.   Siemens and Bentley Systems announced today a new strategic alliance to advance their existing technology development relationship. The two will work to extend infrastructure project delivery into […]

By November 10, 2016 Read More →
Trimble debuts SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens

Trimble debuts SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft bills HoloLens as a “mixed reality” portal suitable for a new approach to design review. Trimble has announced a new SketchUp viewer for Microsoft HoloLens. Trimble describes it as a “mixed-reality solution” for design and construction review. The new viewer is the first extensible commercial HoloLens application to be listed in the Windows Store. […]

By November 8, 2016 Read More →
First impressions, Adobe Max

First impressions, Adobe Max

Adobe Max is probably the most glittery tech conference of them all. Every year, Adobe showcases new tools, new technology, and highlights the creativity of its customers.

By November 3, 2016 Read More →
Bentley Systems takes infrastructure engineering to the cloud

Bentley Systems takes infrastructure engineering to the cloud

Partnerships with Microsoft and Topcon strengthen connected data environments. A variety of new products and technologies were also announced this week at Bentley’s Year In Infrastructure Conference in London. By Randall S. Newton Over the years Bentley Systems has become the go-to choice for the very largest largest infrastructure projects. Now ranked as #2 by revenue […]

By November 3, 2016 Read More →
“Simulate This!”

“Simulate This!”

A story of rising to the challenge when a spouse doubts your CAE prowess extends to flipping open a banana.  If you are into engineering simulation, check out a clever article at the Innovation Intelligence blog, published by Altair Engineering. “The Banana Story” explains what happens when a CAE technical specialist is given a very special […]

By November 2, 2016 Read More →