May 12, 2003
Commentary: MCAD Industry View - Is the Turnaround Near?
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Since 1996, Dr. Russ Henke has served as president of HENKE ASSOCIATES, a San
Francisco Bay Area high tech business & management consulting firm. During his
corporate career, Henke has been on "both sides" of MCAD and EDA, as a user and as
a vendor. He's a veteran corporate executive from Cincinnati Milacron, SDRC,
Schlumberger, Gould Electronics, Mentor Graphics, and others. Further information on
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EDS PLM Solutions Revenues Down 11 Percent -- Executives blamed the first-quarter CAD/CAM and PDM sales slump on weakness in the manufacturing sector, but other factors may be at work, too. CADCAMNet [07 May 2003] ($$)
EDS Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2003 [07 May 2003]
HP Unveils Adaptive Enterprise Strategy to Help Businesses Manage Change and Get More from Their IT Investments [07 May 2003]
Product and Company News
ATI's FIRE GL X1 and FIRE GL Z1 Workstation Graphics Accelerators Certified for over 30 Leading CAD and DCC Applications [05 May 2003]
Blue Ridge Numerics' Web Site Now Offering Free CFdesign v6.0 Demo CD and Download of CFdesign Communications Center [08 May 2003]
ESPRIT SolidMill FreeForm Features Full Support for Simultaneous 4- and 5-axis 3D Milling of Surface, Solid, or STL Models [06 May 2003]
Informative Graphics Releases Net-It Central 6.0 -- Automated Document and CAD Publishing Software For Intranets/Extranets [06 May 2003]
ITI TranscenData Announces Newest CADIQ Customer [05 May 2003]
LMS Announces the Launch of LMS Test.Lab Revision 4 [06 May 2003]
RealityWave Releases VizStream. 3.5; 20 Times Faster for 3D/2D Enterprise Project Collaboration [06 May 2003]
Autodesk Extends Invitation to Join Its First Quarter Fiscal 2004 Financial Results Conference Call [05 May 2003]
East Coast Design & Manufacturing Trade Event Showcases New-to-Market Technologies; Co-located Shows Serve as Total Resource for Design, Manufacturing, and Packaging [08 May 2003]
Denmark's Aalborg University Adds SolidWorks and COSMOS to Its Professional-Track Engineering Programs [07 May 2003]
Northern Ireland's Classroom 2000 Initiative Standardizes on SolidWorks 3D Mechanical Design Software for Up to 9,000 Students [06 May 2003]
Rimor Drives for Success with DEPOCAM [07 May 2003]
think3 Riding High on Major U.S. Automotive Win [07 May 2003]
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