Tag: SolidWorks

Redefining CAD for a new generation; Onshape debuts

Redefining CAD for a new generation; Onshape debuts

Onshape is the latest entrant to the elite club of professional CAD products. A cloud-based tool designed to foster collaboration, Onshape represents a new approach to design. Will the CAD community accept work flows based in the cloud? This team of veterans from SolidWorks and other CAD and high tech pioneers thinks so.

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Dassault Systèmes offers its retail community a change in leadership, new products, and assurances of continuity. No one said being number one was going to be easy. By Kathleen Maher and L. Stephen Wolfe This year, the annual SolidWorks World was the site of a transition in the C-Suite as CEO Bertrand Sicot ascends to […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A quantum jump in mechanical-electronic CAD integration

A quantum jump in mechanical-electronic CAD integration

PCBWorks from Altium enables direct links to automatically build parametric, 3D models of a circuit board in SolidWorks. By L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E For decades CAD users and software developers have bemoaned the lack of integration between electrical and mechanical CAD software but progress has been slow for a good reason. The people who write […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systèmes revenue up 19% in Euros in fourth quarter

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 19% in Euros in fourth quarter

Annual revenue tops $3 billion for the first time. Currency fluctuations were a doubled-edged sword for the French company. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (OTCPK: DASTY) closed 2014 with a strong fourth quarter. Total revenue of €673.2 million was a quarterly record, up 19% (16% in constant currencies). Measured in US Dollars growth was […]

Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

After 18 years with SolidWorks, Sicot moves to corporate headquarters to lead indirect sales. Dassault Systèmes today announced it has promoted SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot to vice president of sales in charge of the company’s “value solutions” sales channel. He will be replaced by current vice president of research and development Gian Paolo Bassi. Sicot […]

Solidworks 2015 dispels the dark cloud of uncertainty

Solidworks 2015 dispels the dark cloud of uncertainty

The portfolio keeps growing; some of the new products come from the Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience side of the house. By Randall S. Newton with L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. [Editor’s Note: Larger versions of the images in this article are posted at our Facebook page.] Since 2010, a dark cloud of questions has been hanging […]

By September 10, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Surprising results from SolidWorks workstation graphic benchmarking

Surprising results from SolidWorks workstation graphic benchmarking

Using a Lenovo ThinkStation E32 to test discrete vs. integrated GPUs found Intel is gaining ground on Nvidia. By L. Stephen Wolfe and Jon Peddie Waiting for a CAD workstation to finish loading a complex model, or drawing or rebuilding one, saps productivity and is as an­noying as being stalled in traffic. Work­stations are continuously getting […]

By August 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systemes revenue up 8% in Europe

Dassault Systemes revenue up 8% in Europe

A stock split and a change of registry overshadow financial results. Catia sales are down. PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) saw revenue rise by 9% in the first quarter of 2014, compared with 1Q13. Total revenue was €502.2 million ($688.1 million). In constant currencies revenue was up 8%. Net income was €53.9 million […]

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual ships

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual ships

Using social and cloud technologies for initial design studies, SWMC represents the next generation of SolidWorks. After a splashy introduction in January at SolidWorks World, the first product representing the next generation of SolidWorks is now available. SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual (SWMC) takes a collaborative approach to conceptual design, with built-in use of social and cloud […]

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 5% for quarter and year

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 5% for quarter and year

With 16 acquisitions in two years, the French PLM company seeks to double the addressable market for an expanding array of services. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (DASTY: OTCMKTS) closed the books on 2013 today, reporting revenue that was up 5% in both the fourth quarter (ending Dec. 31, 2013) and the full fiscal […]