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Autodesk posts solid Q1 despite strong US Dollar

Autodesk posts solid Q1 despite strong US Dollar

Moore’s Law turns 50; Gordon Moore worries that US is losing its edge

Moore’s Law turns 50; Gordon Moore worries that US is losing its edge

Intel celebrates the semi-centennial of Moore’s Law with events highlighting the work of the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation. Moore says he’s been surprised by how well his prediction has held up over the years, but he’s disappointed that the US seems to be losing interest in investing in pure research.

Bentley reports $625 million revenue for 2014

Bentley reports $625 million revenue for 2014

The privately held AEC software firm offers annual insight into operations. Compared to 2013 Bentley has lost ground to Autodesk. Bentley Systems today reported selected information from its 2014 revenue and operations results. Total 2014 revenue of $625 million is up 7% from 2013 revenues. Net income was not disclosed. As a private company, Bentley […]

Global currency issues limit Ansys to 1% growth in first quarter

Global currency issues limit Ansys to 1% growth in first quarter

North America was up, Europe and Japan down. Next quarter could be just as lean. By Randall S. Newton Ansys (Nasdaq: ANSS) has reported first quarter 2015 results that, by its standards, seem unusually timid. Revenue was $217 million, up only 1% year-over-year. Ansys was hit as hard as any vendor we cover by foreign […]

New report says Vectorworks top BIM software in UK

New report says Vectorworks top BIM software in UK

Government mandate is forcing AEC firms to re-evaluate what software they use. According to results from the fifth annual NBS National BIM Report 2015, Vectorworks Architect is the most popular building information modeling (BIM) architectural software in the United Kingdom. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they use the solution for designing with a BIM workflow. In […]

PTC is connecting the digital prototype and the physical product

PTC is connecting the digital prototype and the physical product

Its LiveWorx conference on the Internet of Things has 1,000 more attendees than expected. The yottabytes are coming sooner than you think.  Today’s factories turn digital prototypes into physical products, says PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann. But what becomes of the virtual model after the real one exists? The physical product never connects back to its […]

Lower services revenue, currency issues lead PTC to lower second quarter

Lower services revenue, currency issues lead PTC to lower second quarter

Toon Boom updates and reaches out with new pricing

Toon Boom updates and reaches out with new pricing

Toon Boom revamps flagship Harmony and with new packaging and pricing models to expand the software’s accessibility.  Toon Boom is among the most venerable of content creation software companies. Founded in 1994, the company has helped transform the animation industry as it entered the age of digitization. The animation industry employs thousands of artists around […]

The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

New JPR report says a software giant once dismissed as mature sprouts green shoots. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announces the new edition of its CAD market study, which includes historical data and forecasts. JPR’s CAD Report tracks suppliers of CAD software and related products and […]

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Blender to drive creation of animation feature

Blender to drive creation of animation feature

Popular Dutch comic book character Agent 327 will appear on the silver screen for the first time. The Amsterdam-based Blender animation studio and film production company Fu Works will make a feature length animation movie based on Agent 327, a popular Dutch comic book character. Hendrik Ijzerbroot, AKA Agent 327, is a secret agent working […]