MFG & PLM

Virtalis building new business with Visionary Render Software

Virtalis building new business with Visionary Render Software

The pioneer in visualization/simulation has a new deal with ZSpace. Virtalis has been very busy over the past 90 days, most recently showing its technology at PTC Live, where it demonstrated its new plug-in for Creo View and an­nounced a strategic partnership with ZSpace. The company has seen consid­erable expansion in the past few years. [...]

Jaguar bringing augmented reality to driving

Jaguar bringing augmented reality to driving

The Virtual Windscreen uses the entire windshield as a head-up display.  Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are in the “performance driving” segment of the auto market, a competitive space where the vendors are always looking for an edge. JLR thinks part of that edge in the future will be to offer its customers an augmented reality [...]

“Other” revenue uptick helps Dassault Systèmes second quarter

“Other” revenue uptick helps Dassault Systèmes second quarter

Revenue from primary brands posted single-digit growth. Net income was down 18% due to aggressive acquisitions.   By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) posted modest year-over-year growth in the second quarter, buoyed by revenue from new acquisitions and a big spike in services revenue. Total revenue for the quarter (ending June 30, [...]

PTC revenue up 6% in third quarter

PTC revenue up 6% in third quarter

The CAD/PLM vendor makes another acquisition in the Internet of Things. Customers are finally buying into Creo with gusto.  By Randall S. Newton PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today reported third quarter results at the high end of its previous guidance, with revenue of $336.6 million, up 6.66% from the year-ago quarter. Growth was strong in its [...]

Hexagon acquires CAM consolidator Vero Software

Hexagon acquires CAM consolidator Vero Software

The goal is to tie metrology more closely to machining and manufacturing planning. Swedish software conglomerate Hexagon AB has acquired Vero Software, a leader in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. In recent years Vero had acquired a number of CAM products, starting the consolidation of a highly fragmented market.  The purchase price was not announced. [...]

Creo 3 new features on center stage

Creo 3 new features on center stage

Correspondent Tom Lansford describes the top features of Creo 3 from the recent PTC Live Global event in Boston.  PTC Creo 3.0 is a major release for the parametric design experts from Boston. Presenting “Unite Technology”; which implements PTC’s promise for AnyData compatibiilty in multi-CAD environments. Brian Thompson took the stage in Boston to deliver [...]

KeyCreator update adds animations

KeyCreator update adds animations

The direct editor is often used in manufacturing settings to modify existing drawings and models. KeyCreator, a 2D/3D CAD direct editing tool for manufacturing from German developer K2D, has added the ability to animate solids in its latest release. Selected solids-based entities can be assigned a motion speed along or around an axis. Animation temporarily [...]

New CAD technologies among Siggraph 2014 technical papers presentations

New CAD technologies among Siggraph 2014 technical papers presentations

A new push-pull rapid modeling architecture highlights the session on Interactive Modeling. Computer graphics conference Siggraph started as a venue for academic researchers to share papers. In recent years Siggraph research presentations have veered strongly toward the interests of the entertainment industry. This year’s Technical Papers track at Siggraph is true to form, but that [...]

PLM by any other name

PLM by any other name

“Licensed to Cure for Medical Device” is one of three mash-ups of Dassault Systèmes PLM products specifically for medical product development. A proton beam therapy device maker is the newest announced customer for one of the Dassault Systèmes new line of PLM products—but you will never see Dassault refer to the product as PLM. Ion [...]

PTC immerses its users in the Internet of Things

PTC immerses its users in the Internet of Things

From introducing recent acquisition ThingWorx to buying a systems engineering specialist, PTC wants its users to think big about making the new world of smart, connected products. PTC continues to distinguish itself from its PLM peers at this week’s Planet PTC conference with a push beyond product engineering and design into services. There are new [...]