Recent acquisitions have been digested; now Autodesk wants to extend its reach into computer-aided manufacturing’s three phases of Plan, Program, Produce. Autodesk employees used the buzzword “disruptive” more than usual this year at Autodesk University. And they used it to describe their actions in markets heretofore outside their reach, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). In a […]
Autodesk wants to do for 3D printing what Google did for mobile devices: give away an operating system to encourage hardware vendors. When Autodesk looks at the state of 3D printing, it sees a convoluted hash of incompatible file formats, incomplete representations, and confusing processes. But worst of all, it sees a failure rate of […]
Revenue was $618 million, up 11% but net income dropped 81% on increased spending. Autodesk today reported a strong third quarter, led by a 17% increase in revenue from the AEC business segment. Deferred revenue topped $1 billion for the first time, and total billings rose 25% from a year ago. For the third […]
For the second time Autodesk has turned to Brazilian Thiago Costa to jumpstart its visualization. Autodesk is acquiring Lagoa, maker of a cloud-based visualization and collaboration platform for product development. Autodesk is not commenting, but sources contacted by both GraphicSpeak and other tech news sites confirm the deal. The purchase price is approximately $60 million. […]
Dassault Systèmes and Autodesk invested in the advanced 3D construction documentation technology, but Trimble is better positioned to move it forward. Today Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced it is acquiring Gehry Technologies (GT), the 3D construction management software and services firm founded by notable architect Frank Gehry in 2002. Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes combined over the […]
Billings and revenue both exceeded expectations. Autodesk now has almost $1 billion in deferred revenue. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) has reported record second quarter income, with healthy increases in billings and subscriptions. All geographic regions reported double-digits percentage growth year-over-year. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended July 31, 2014) […]
It’s a different Autodesk that made the scene at Siggraph 2014. The company wants to be a team player with competitors. That’s new, right?
Android and iOS versions connect to the cloud-based PLM. Autodesk has released mobile apps for its PLM 360 suite, extending the capabilities of its cloud-based system beyond the desktop. The Android and iOS versions are identical, taking a dashboard approach to connecting to the workgroup’s PLM installation. Autodesk says PLM 360 is in “active use” at […]
High tech meets sustainability in projects like having mussels “vocalize” changes in water quality. The latest Autodesk acquisition is one of those interesting tangential acquisitions that points to new directions. Many of the blogs haven’t even picked it up because it’s just such a what-the-hell kind of move. Autodesk has shown a lot of enthusiasm for […]
Details about Google’s Project Tango, 3D vision for mobile devices, have been available since February but at Google I/O project lead Johnny Lee demonstrated the latest device featuring Nvidia’s K1 Tegra and put some flesh on the bones of an undeniably cool idea.