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Ansys closes 2014 with record quarter

Ansys closes 2014 with record quarter

Ansys has one of the largest ratios of net income to revenue in the engineering software industry. Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) ended 2014 by setting another record for both fourth quarter and full year revenue.  Revenue in the fourth quarter (ending December 31, 2014) was $254.4 million, up 12% from a year ago. Full year revenue […]

Mixamo update focuses on character creation user experience

Mixamo update focuses on character creation user experience

More than 300,000 3D animated characters have been created on the service. Online 3D character creation service  Mixamo, Inc. will release a major update of the service next month. Called “Mixamo 2.0” the new version includes significant updates to the user interface to make finding, creating, organizing, sharing and purchasing Mixamo’s 3D character assets and […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Keeping a watch on CAD industry trends

Keeping a watch on CAD industry trends

The CADspeed blog puts our Kathleen Maher in the interview chair. Usually the people who report and comment on the news try to stay in the shadows as much as possible. But sometimes it just isn’t possible these days. CADspeed, a blog on industry trends published by Cadalyst, recently asked Kathleen Maher, our Editor-in-Chief and […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

Nvidia gained at the expense of AMD and Intel. Gaming is still the market’s bright spot. The new market report on graphics processing units (GPUs) from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows total shipments were down in the fourth quarter of 2014 (ending December 31, 2014). Measured on a sequential basis, Nvidia shipments were up 3%, […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CadMouse extends 3Dconnexion line

CadMouse extends 3Dconnexion line

A mouse designed with CAD users in mind. 3Dconnexion, the Logitech spin-off with several products designed for 3D input, has brought its first mouse to market. The CadMouse combines specialized input buttons with ergonomic design to appeal specifically to CAD users. The company claims requests from the users of its SpaceMouse product line of 3D […]

By February 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Michael Gough moves from Adobe to Microsoft’s ASG group

Michael Gough moves from Adobe to Microsoft’s ASG group

Michael Gough spearheaded design innovation at Adobe and he hopes to do the same at Microsoft.  Earlier in February, 2015, Microsoft announced the appointment of Michael Gough as vice president of design for the Applications and Services group. He will work for Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft’s chief experience officer. Gough was previously at Adobe Systems where […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dell: the future of workstations is in the cloud

Dell: the future of workstations is in the cloud

A wide-ranging Paris roundtable discussion explores the future of both remote and local workstations. By Tom Lansford CADplace Dell recently gathered a round table of experts in Paris to discuss the future of the professional workstation. The general consensus was that designers and engineers can expect workstation performance will soon be distributed as well as […]

By February 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GrabCAD sets Workbench free

GrabCAD sets Workbench free

PDM has gone from a sleepy side venture to a main attraction. GrabCAD announced today that starting immediately GrabCAD Workbench will be free for all users. Initially released as a free extension of GrabCAD Community, Workbench became a revenue product late in 2013.   GrabCAD has not disclosed how many Workbench customers it has gained, […]

By February 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Existing conditions taken with any camera become part of a high fidelity virtual model. Drones are becoming popular for gathering current physical conditions.  Bentley Systems has acquired Acute3D, maker of software for aligning photographs of existing conditions with 3D models to create what Bentley calls reality modeling. The data can come from any photo device […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

The Tweak technology and team will become part of the Shotgun review and collaboration group. Autodesk today announced it has acquired Tweak, maker of RV, an image and sequence playback tool. Autodesk is adding the acquired technology and talent into the Shotgun group, charged with creating an integrated pipeline for digital asset and project review. […]