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Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

Fast-growing cloud-based 3D collaboration platform will remain CAD neutral. 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) today says it will acquire GrabCAD, the popular website community and collaboration platform for product design. The deal will be all-cash, but other terms were not announced. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the month. GrabCAD [...]

By September 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Siemens makes PLM new again

Siemens makes PLM new again

Solving complexity becomes the new foundation for innovation. There was a time when the three largest vendors of product lifecycle management (PLM) software all agreed they were in the PLM business. But in recent years new technologies and shifting customer allegiances have caused Dassault Systèmes and PTC to toss the three-letter acronym in search of [...]

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Solidworks 2015 dispels the dark cloud of uncertainty

Solidworks 2015 dispels the dark cloud of uncertainty

The portfolio keeps growing; some of the new products come from the Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience side of the house. By Randall S. Newton with L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. [Editor's Note: Larger versions of the images in this article are posted at our Facebook page.] Since 2010, a dark cloud of questions has been hanging [...]

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Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Dassault Systèmes and Autodesk invested in the advanced 3D construction documentation technology, but Trimble is better positioned to move it forward. Today Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced it is acquiring Gehry Technologies (GT), the 3D construction management software and services firm founded by notable architect Frank Gehry in 2002. Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes combined over the [...]

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Teradici is everyone’s friend

Teradici is everyone’s friend

Film studios and computer vendors want to extend their remote computing. Siggraph was an important show for Teradici. Their PCoIP (PC over IP) is being used by the major hardware vendors including Dell and Lenovo, and at Siggraph 2014 we were told by the studio CTOs and IT chiefs that Teradici has enabled them to [...]

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Surprising results from SolidWorks workstation graphic benchmarking

Surprising results from SolidWorks workstation graphic benchmarking

Using a Lenovo ThinkStation E32 to test discrete vs. integrated GPUs found Intel is gaining ground on Nvidia. By L. Stephen Wolfe and Jon Peddie Waiting for a CAD workstation to finish loading a complex model, or drawing or rebuilding one, saps productivity and is as an­noying as being stalled in traffic. Work­stations are continuously getting [...]

By August 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
At what pace graphics virtualization?

At what pace graphics virtualization?

Media and graphics technologists share their insights on virtualization at the annual JPR Siggraph luncheon. For most in attendance, “full speed ahead” was not fast enough. [Editor’s Note: Need some background on the topic? Here’s a link to Wikipedia on Virtualization.] Jon Peddie Research recently conducted a study on virtualization in the graphics industry, to [...]

Autodesk sets second quarter record

Autodesk sets second quarter record

Billings and revenue both exceeded expectations. Autodesk now has almost $1 billion in deferred revenue. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) has reported record second quarter income, with healthy increases in billings and subscriptions. All geographic regions reported double-digits percentage growth year-over-year. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended July 31, 2014) [...]

Autodesk steps up at Siggraph 2014

Autodesk steps up at Siggraph 2014

It’s a different Autodesk that made the scene at Siggraph 2014. The company wants to be a team player with competitors. That’s new, right?

JPR: Computer graphics market will exceed $149 billion by 2017

JPR: Computer graphics market will exceed $149 billion by 2017

New research suggests the industry will enjoy 5.5% growth for next few years. The computer graphics industry has been a growth industry since it was established in the late 1970s. It has weathered the storms of recessions and has emerged renewed vigor and potential, partly due to a big boost from mobile and the move [...]

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