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2008: Wide-Ranging Autodesk lawsuit boils down to three letters: D-W-G

2008: Wide-Ranging Autodesk lawsuit boils down to three letters: D-W-G

In 2008 Autodesk filed a federal lawsuit against Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, opening another front on its DWG litigation war. While several grievances were cited, the suit was really about Autodesk trying once again to gain legal control over those three magic letters, D-W-G. The suit ended with a settlement between the two that was kept [...]

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2008: Northwest small manufactures plan to invest in PLM

2008: Northwest small manufactures plan to invest in PLM

A new survey of SMB manufactures in Washington State and Oregon reveals a positive outlook about regional and national economic conditions and a perceived need to more completely implement PLM and ERP systems. If SMB manufactures in other regions have equally high regard for PLM and ERP, then vendors have a gold mine on their [...]

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2008: CAD Society Award Recipients All Have Historic Ties to Autodesk

2008: CAD Society Award Recipients All Have Historic Ties to Autodesk

The three recipients of the 2008 CAD Society awards all have a historic connection to Autodesk, but in very different ways. Current Autodesk CEO Carl Bass is honored for industry leadership; former Open Design Alliance Executive Director Evan Yares is honored for community service for his devotion to interoperability; and Michael Riddle is honored for [...]

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2008: Replicating the head of Emperor Constantine

2008: Replicating the head of Emperor Constantine

An international team of experts in 3D scanning, five-axis milling, and archaeological reconstruction worked together to recreate a giant bust. An article from the CADCAMNET archives. CADCAMNET, February 7, 2008—When antiquities experts decided that an ancient bust of Roman emperor Constantine was too heavy and delicate to ship from Rome to an exhibition in Trier, [...]

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2007: Oracle acquires Agile in $495 million bid to become PLM leader

2007: Oracle acquires Agile in $495 million bid to become PLM leader

In hindsight, this acquisition was just one of many; Oracle assimilated Agile and moved on. Here’s what it looked like in 2007, from the archives of Engineering Automation Report, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie Research. By Randall S. Newton Engineering Automation Report, June 2007–Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) will pay approximately $495 million for Agile Software [...]

2007: New 30-inch HP LP3065 LCD monitor is simply the best

2007: New 30-inch HP LP3065 LCD monitor is simply the best

2007 was the year monitors got big, flat, and dense. David Cohn goes gaga for HP’s entry in the bigger-is-better sweepstakes, from the June 2007 edition of Engineering Automation Report, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie Research. By David Cohn Engineering Automation Report, June 2007—First there was the Apple Cinema HD Display, the first mainstream [...]

2007: ‘We push the vision': An interview with Dassault Systèmes CEO Bernard Charlès

2007: ‘We push the vision': An interview with Dassault Systèmes CEO Bernard Charlès

Charlès makes a strong case for Dassault as the innovation leader in PLM in this interview, which includes jabs at his competition. From the July 2007 edition of Engineering Automation Report, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie Research. By Randall S. Newton Engineering Automation Report, July 2007—We sat down with Dassault Systemès CEO Bernard Charlès [...]

2007: Driving product development with critical parameters management

2007: Driving product development with critical parameters management

Tracking critical design parameters with precision is a challenge in the face of rising product complexity.PLM analyst Michel Vrinat examines how products from Cognition Corporation can help. From the July 2007 edition of Engineering Automation Report, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie Research. By Michel Vrinat Engineering Automation Report, July 2007—Requirements management presents the first [...]

2008: Dassault sees simulation lifecycle management as silver bullet for complexity

2008: Dassault sees simulation lifecycle management as silver bullet for complexity

In 2008 Dassault Systèmes announced plans for Simulia SLM, a new product suite for performing and managing simulation processes; SLM = Simulation Lifecycle Management. It was to be an expansion of the former Abaqus product line leveraging Dassault’s V6 PLM technology. From the archives of CADCAMNET, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie research. By Randall [...]

2008: RIP Autodesk Mechanical Desktop

2008: RIP Autodesk Mechanical Desktop

When Autodesk Inventor was initially launched, Autodesk said it would keep Mechanical Desktop alive for three more releases. When it finally announced an end-of-life for the venerable product based on AutoCAD, three more releases had turned to 12. From the archives of CADCAMNET, acquired in 2010 by Jon Peddie Research. By Randall S. Newton CADCAMNET, [...]