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Dassault creates the $3 billion PLM club with strong Q4 and full year results

Dassault creates the $3 billion PLM club with strong Q4 and full year results

Even when taking currency fluctuations out of the equation, it was a good year. Dassault Systemès (OTCMKTS: DASTY) has reported strong growth in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015, and for the full year. Recurring software revenue now accounts for 70% of Dassault revenue. Revenue in 4Q15 (ending December 31, 2015) was €796.5 million […]

By February 5, 2016 Read More →
Dell wants to be king of the workstation notebooks

Dell wants to be king of the workstation notebooks

Their new lineup and attitude put them well on the way in a vibrant, competitive market.   By Jon Peddie Last October Dell showed us (and others) their lineup for their 2016 workstation notebooks—four of them, from entry level to a mammoth 17-inch, plus two new tower workstations. All of them are lovely, powerful for […]

By February 4, 2016 Read More →
PTC unveils Vuforia in ThingWorx product line

PTC unveils Vuforia in ThingWorx product line

PTC acquired Vuforia from Qualcomm in October 2015 for $65 million. The company has wasted little time incorporating the AR technology into its ThingWorx IoT product line. PTC introduced its product group, Vuforia, to the world with a slick web cast called The Thing Event. The show featured Vuforia’s augmented reality (AR) technology being used as a visualization […]

By February 2, 2016 Read More →
Lanmar Services turns old NASA buildings into geometry with 3D scanning

Lanmar Services turns old NASA buildings into geometry with 3D scanning

Thinkbox Sequoia now commercially available after lengthy beta cycle.   Austin, Texas-based Lanmar Services has found new work saving clients time and money by using laser scanning to record and translate 3D structural data from existing buildings into functional, precise 2D CAD or 3D building information models (BIM). They use Sequoia, point cloud meshing software […]

By February 1, 2016 Read More →
Image Engine makes the alien credible

Image Engine makes the alien credible

A custom IK solver is the secret behind some of Hollywood’s new class of other-worldly CG characters. In the world of computer graphics for entertainment, a key but little-known element in the creation chain is the IK Solver. An Inverse Kinematic solver is used to rotate and position linked elements. The Solver places control elements, […]

By January 25, 2016 Read More →
Another “if only” quarter for PTC

Another “if only” quarter for PTC

In the first quarter of fiscal 2016 PTC is posting a net loss due to restructuring costs. The silver lining is the rise in subscriptions. By Randall S. Newton When a software company is in transition from selling perpetual licenses to selling subscriptions, there is a period when revenue lags; license sales decline and subscription […]

By January 21, 2016 Read More →
Faraday Future wants to reinvent automobile manufacturing

Faraday Future wants to reinvent automobile manufacturing

A new electric car company is using Dassault Systemes software to design a variable platform automotive architecture. We might be drivers, we might be cargo. By Kathleen Maher Electric cars have been a major subject of CES for several years now, and that makes perfect sense since the idea of cars is being transformed by […]

By January 21, 2016 Read More →
CFS & ITI win research grant to develop new meshing solutions

CFS & ITI win research grant to develop new meshing solutions

The goal is to create new computational fluid dynamics routines for the earliest stages of aerospace industrial design. Cambridge Flow Solutions (CFS) and International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) have been awarded a three-year R&D grant award from the UK Government to support development of advanced geometry processing and automated meshing solutions for aerospace. Through the AuGMENT […]

By January 14, 2016 Read More →
Sketchfab gives its 3D web viewer a virtual reality sidekick

Sketchfab gives its 3D web viewer a virtual reality sidekick

Initially supporting Google Cardboard, Sketchfab’s “virtual cube” approach to 3D will soon extend to all leading VR headsets. When Sketchfab founder Alban Denoyel talked to GraphicSpeak in 2012 about the launch of Sketchfab, he said the motivation “was to provide 3D artists a great tool to show their work online. Many of them have portfolios […]

By January 13, 2016 Read More →
Hololens for design and designers

Hololens for design and designers

Microsoft is working with Autodesk and Trimble to develop applications for mixed reality. By Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher When Microsoft introduced Hololens at the beginning of 2015, it was generally agreed that the blue giant had a good idea, and like many of Microsoft’s big ideas, it might well be many years before the […]

By January 6, 2016 Read More →