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Ansys revenue up 10% in third quarter

Ansys revenue up 10% in third quarter

North America sales helped overcome soft results in Europe. Ansys continues to buy back its stock. Ansys has reported a “normal” third quarter—normal for Ansys. For the period ending October 301, 2014 revenue was up 10% from a year earlier, to $234 million. Net income for the period was up 5% to  $65.5 million. Breaking […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ansys releases its first update to SpaceClaim

Ansys releases its first update to SpaceClaim

New features will appeal to both designers and those preparing models for analysis or 3D printing. Ansys today released the first update to SpaceClaim since it acquired the software earlier this year. Most new features continue the trend of editing and repairing existing models, although some new features are also suited for initial design work. […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Webinar to explore workstation mobilization with virtualization

Webinar to explore workstation mobilization with virtualization

JPR’s Alex Herrera to moderate free webinar on how virtualization can empower high-performance visual computing. Jon Peddie Research Senior Analyst Alex Herrera will lead a webinar panel tomorrow, to discuss key business drivers and enabling technologies for graphics-rich remote visualization. The session, “Mobilize workstation users in an everywhere connected world,” is sponsored by Teradici. It […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD creates inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD

New Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD creates inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD

IXOD reads all major file formats, allowing inspection editors to standardize on one workflow even if multiple CAD formats are involved.   CAD tools specialist KeyToData introduces a new tool for creating inspection documents from 2D or 3D CAD files. Standardizing on Inspection Xpert On Demand for CAD (IXOD) would allow end users who need […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dell Precision Tower 5810 offers affordable CAD power

Dell Precision Tower 5810 offers affordable CAD power

Combining a next-generation Intel Xeon with an AMD FirePro GPU makes it suitable for 3D, CAD, and rendering. By Tom Lansford CADplace.co.uk With the introduction of the 3rd generation Intel Xeon CPUs, the Dell 5800 series delivers fast, E5 processors from quad-core up to 14 cores. Combined with fast graphics, this system is a flexible […]

By November 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systèmes reports third quarter results

Dassault Systèmes reports third quarter results

Dassault’s third quarter results are better than they look say CEO Bernard Charlès and he’s got a point. Europe continues to suffer economic aftershocks and the company is going through several major transitions and assimilating acquisitions. Given all that, the company’s steady performance actually looks pretty good.  Dassault Systèmes is the largest enterprise CAD/PLM provider in terms of […]

Xsens redesigns motion capture line, drops price

Xsens redesigns motion capture line, drops price

Tougher wearable products and updated software, yet price drops 75%. Fairchild Semiconductor’s Xsens division today releases a new version of its motion capture line for professional animation which they claim delivers more durable wearable sensors and better software at a much lower price. Xsens products are used both in entertainment and in product development research, […]

Immersive technology innovators to gather in Toronto

Immersive technology innovators to gather in Toronto

A new conference aims to be the meeting ground for the nascent immersive technology industry. A new conference in late November aims to gather the professionals building new business with the tools of immersive computing: virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D, augmented reality, gesture technology, and more. Immersed will be November 23-24 in Toronto. Immersed is about […]

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

Corel and Dassault Systèmes both use the Ares CAD platform from Graebert Software as their foundational technology, enhancing it for their respective user bases. CorelCAD, one of two drafting products based on the Graebert Ares CAD platform, has released its 2015 update. Among the new features are dimensional constraints (parametrics), and a new user interface […]

AutoCAD Mac update brings feature set closer to Windows

AutoCAD Mac update brings feature set closer to Windows

Barely more than half of AutoCAD key features can now be found in the Mac version. Autodesk has updated AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac, bringing the Mac versions of the leading drafting software closer to its Windows counterpart. The new features in AutoCAD Mac 2015 means almost half of the features Autodesk […]