Corel has building on its CorelDraw franchise to create a line of professional products for designers. In the process the company has been able to appeal to a unique base of users.
Draw a few lines, then manipulate them in 3D space. A team that includes some of the original developers of what became AutoCAD 360 have created a new iPad app turns sketching into a 3D design experience. The company and the app are both called, uMake, now available in the Apple App Store. The market […]
They told us the move to subscriptions might put a drag on revenue; they were right. The third quarter did not treat Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) kindly. Revenue was up 2% only when measured in constant currencies; otherwise it was down 3% year-over-year. Subscriptions increased by 80,000 sequentially but deferred revenue fell. Billings fell 4%, and Autodesk reported an […]
The success of the Microsoft Surface Hub coming in 2016 will be determined by the quality of software developed to make it shine.
ZWSoft CEO issues apology for use of AutoCAD code; Autodesk gets undisclosed sum. China-based CAD software vendor ZWSoft and Autodesk have announced the settlement of two lawsuits brought by Autodesk, claiming ZWSoft used “AutoCAD intellectual property” in its ZWCAD+ product. ZWSoft agrees to pull the offending software from the market, and will pay an undisclosed […]
Data is needed everywhere, and virtualization is the new transport. A report from the recent Virtualize Conference. By Kathleen Maher Jon Peddie Research’s second annual Virtualize Conference featured an ambitious agenda, designed to reach a wider audience interested in the potential of virtualization technology. We probably went a little far, cramming in discussions of virtualized […]
A rising US dollar slows global sales. The outlook for 2016 is more of the same. By historical standards, Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) has reported a mediocre third quarter. For the period ending September 30, 2015 total revenue was $237.8 million, up 2% from a year ago. Measured in constant currencies (removing the effect of fluctuating […]
Bentley Systems brings ContextCapture to its customers in a general release.
A total of 15 scholarships were awarded to architecture, landscape and entertainment design students in eight countries. Architecture student Benno Schmitz’s concept design for a new museum that connects an old industrial site to the contemporary urban landscape of Bonn, Germany is the winning entry in this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship competition. Schmitz was given […]
Total revenue was within previous guidance; the transition to subscription revenue and new revenue streams will take time. CAD and PLM are losing steam. PTC (PTC: NASDAQ) has reported fourth quarter and full year results for fiscal 2015 that were flat to lower than the year-ago comparison in almost all categories. PTC says the […]