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Roopinder Tara
Novato, California (near San Francisco)
CAD, CAM and CAE editor
Interests: Trail running so superior to marathons! I swim but it's more like thrashing. Most of my daydreams are of my time on a road bike.
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Autodesk’s stock looks like it fell off the edge. Share prices were down 20% this morning. This after the recent Q3 announcement that the company lost $120 million. You’ll be feeling bad if you are invested in Autodesk. You’ll be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Laid off office workers. Two on the end have received a good severance package. (Stock photo). Autodesk just announced that it will reduce its workforce by 1,150, or around 13%. The bomb was dropped in the company’s quarterly financial call,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Autodesk users who bought for keeps find themselves in a new class of customer. (Characters from Game of Thrones, picture from Overpowered Entertainment, meme created on ImgFlip.com) Users come to Autodesk University to sharpen their skills, learn from instructors and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Good morning, America… or is it? CEO Andrew Anagnost kicks off Autodesk University with thoughts of an overcrowded earth and the impending loss of jobs. Not yours, though -- if you pay attention. (Picture from Autodesk video of AU2017) Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Last quarter results show SOLIDWORKS revenue way up, CATIA down. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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A great 4th quarter give PTC a 2% increase in revenue for the year, despite the losses for previous 4 quarters. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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In the first quarter under new leadership, you might have expected to see a turnaround in Autodesk’s predicament. Andrew Anagnost has been sole CEO since June. What is he waiting for? Seriously, Andrew has taken control of a rather large... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Sunnyvale, CA - the beating heart of the Silicon Valley. Lobby of the Plug and Play Center The Plug and Play Center, in Sunnyvale, CA, the beating heart of Silicon Valley, is the unlikely venue for a venerable CAE company’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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On my first visit to Autodesk, I look out the glassed-in lobby to see deer on the foggy hills of San Rafael. I immediately fell in love with Marin County, California’s little gem on the other side of Golden Gate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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My Outlook just crashed. Gone is a proposal I needed to work on. I boot my Window 10 computer for the second time today, once because of the Outlook crash and earlier, because… Well, it had just been a while,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Industrial revolutions, like political and military revolutions, cause upheavals. When you threaten to take away someone's lunch, they get angry. If there are enough of them and they get together, it can turn ugly. King Ludd, head of the Luddite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Matt Lombard, who for the last 4 years has been writing copiously about Solid Edge and managing their online community for Siemens, will be going out his own again. His last day at Siemens was Friday, June 23, 2017. Matt’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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(picture courtesy of www.digitalefolien.de) If you study the internal structure inside the head of a human femur, cutaway above, you can see the variations of the internal structure. The structure is very dense inside the surface of the ball, where... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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If your vision of sailing is being laid back on a deck, wind whipping through hair and accompanied by the sounds of gulls, sail flapping and waves lapping the hull, you’ll not believe what has become of competitive sailing. There... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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It’s just too easy to see what someone else is doing wrong. It could be how they are raising their children, growing their crops…or in my case, how they are transporting their water. What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing, if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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A state-of-the-art warship, bristling with offensive and defensive firepower and manned by hundreds of well trained seamen is not something you want to play chicken with. But somehow, in the middle of the night in the crowded shipping lanes off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at The CAD Insider
In his welcome message, the always articulate and passionate Andrew Anagnost, delivers an invitation to meeting each and every one of the 8,000 Autodesk employees in his new role as CEO. He means it. So, after 4 months with no... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at The CAD Insider
From Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003. IoT, 3D printing, robots, AI, digital twins, big data --it’s all happening now. In the midst of the flurry of activity, it’s hard to get a sense of it,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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An orchestra plays United’s theme, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, while passenger Dr. Dao is dragged off the plane in this satire on Funny Or Die. Flying home from COFES on Sunday afternoon from Phoenix, I silently chafed at how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Veteran Brad Holtz passes unique cross-industry conference to a nonprofit group Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at The CAD Insider
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Siemens PLM acquired CD-adapco and LMS over the last few years, but that does not mean the software from those companies becomes an instant company standard. Dr Horst J Kayser, Siemens chief strategy officer, is onstage at the Siemens PLM... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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Founder of ESI, established favorite in crash analysis, seeks VR and other markets. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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LeEco? A French company with eco-friendly products? Good guess, but wrong. If Tesla can do it, so can we. LeEco introduces the LeSee Pro in its American debut in San Francisco. The (trying-not-to-be) Chinese company has been called the Netflix... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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Maker Faire, a rare success in the publishing world, may be making it fun to make things—and part of that fun is seeing how other things are made. Look how we've grown. Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire, at Autodesk’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at The CAD Insider
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So much to tell. CEO Gian Paulo Bassi introduced SOLIDWORKS 2017 with its over 500 enhancements. Bassi also emphasized how SOLIDWORKS has become an innovation platform. When the most popular mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) software serves up a new version,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at The CAD Insider