State CTE funding changes hurt rural schools, SAD1 super says

A change in how the state government funds local career and technical education programs could disproportionately impact rural districts in northern Maine, according to the superintendent of Maine School Administrative District 1.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A change in how the state government funds local career and technical education programs could disproportionately impact rural districts in northern Maine, according to Brian Carpenter, superintendent of Maine School Administrative District 1.

The Maine Department of Education has changed its CTE funding policy, effective for the current fiscal year, to a per-student-based reimbursement model. The policy replaces a long-standing model of cost-based funding, where districts are reimbursed for their CTE costs plus inflation.

Carpenter said that change, even though it includes provisions for additional funding for the first three years, could leave many rural districts with gaps in CTE funding that may have to be covered by local taxpayers.

“This is being pushed by larger CTE centers downstate,” who have more students and will garner more funding under the change, Carpenter maintains.

Drafting and engineering students at the Presque Isle Regional Career and Technical Center use computer-aided drafting, CAD or AutoCAD, to see their designs take shape. (Files photo | Contributed)

Under the new policy, SAD1’s $1.6 million annual CTE program will fall $75,000 short this year, requiring that gap to be made up with local funds, Carpenter said. If the full policy were in effect, as is planned within three years, SAD 1 would be short $400,000, he said.

“The governor wants more kids in CTE, yet he’s cutting the funding and it’s impacting northern Maine specifically,” Carpenter said. “I’ve talked to legislators and I’ve talked to DOE officials about it.”

The changes would also impact CTE programs in Caribou, Houlton and the St. John Valley, Carpenter said.

CTE programs are usually hosted by larger districts and serve students from surrounding districts, who cover the transportation costs for their students and are later reimbursed by the state. Students from Mars Hill or Fort Fairfield, for instance, can take CTE classes in Presque Isle in areas such as agriculture or computer-aided design.

Caribou and Presque Isle each offer CTE programs that serve students from around central Aroostook County, but have little overlap other than building trades, Carpenter said. Presque Isle’s CTE program serves approximately 126 students and Caribou’s 167.

Carpenter said the largest problem with the state’s new funding policy is that it apparently does not provide any additional money for purchasing equipment. He is skeptical whether the policy’s three year “hold harmless” provision will allow districts to gather funds for equipment purchases.

For instance, Caribou has a heavy equipment operation program and Houlton has a mechanized logging program, both of which require regular equipment upgrades.

“If I’m going down to Houlton to buy a new tree harvester, that’s $1.2 million. If I’m going to Caribou, I’m going to need a new excavator for $300,000,” Carpenter said. “If we’re not having equipment that’s state-of-the-art, then students leaving these programs will not be certified to run the equipment that’s out there,” he added.

Rachel Paling, director of communications for the Maine Department of Education, challenged Carpenter’s assertions that the new model would leave rural CTE programs struggling.

“No CTE school is losing and, in fact, a rural CTE school such as Region 2 [serving southern Aroostook] actually benefits from the model,” Paling wrote in an email.

Paling said that for CTE programs not meeting the new model’s funding allocations, the DOE “will be working with each school individually to determine why the school does not align with the model and what action might be necessary, either on the part of the school to align costs to the model or through changes to the model.”

Paling added the new model does not include equipment funding, but that CTE equipment purchases will be funded by an additional $1 million to the state’s CTE equipment grant and that there may be an equipment bond program approved by the Legislature.

Carpenter said the new CTE funding policy creates an air of uncertainty for districts that manage CTE programs and those that send students to them.

“For a small district up here to take part in the program, that could be the death toll for CTE because the smaller districts won’t be able to support it with smaller budgets. They’re not going to pay to have their students come.”

Whether or not the policy could be amended is also uncertain. “You’re fighting an upstream battle now to get it changed. We don’t have the legislative power to change it,” Carpenter said.

“It’s going to be wait and see,” he said, noting that this time next year Maine will have a new governor. “We’ll have to cross the other bridge when we come to it.”

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International TechneGroup (ITI) acquires MechWorks srl

MILFORD, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — International TechneGroup (ITI) announced today that it has acquired MechWorks s.r.l., a product data management vendor based in Bologna, Italy. Founded in 1998, by Ciro Ettorre and Gaetano Tavano, MechWorks focuses on two distinct lines of business:

– MechWorks PDM, a CAD/PDM design data management solution, supporting Autodesk AutoCAD® and Inventor®, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS®, and Siemens PLM Solid Edge® integrations.

– Siemens PLM Teamcenter® CAD integrations; Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor.

“The MechWorks acquisition is a natural extension for ITI’s portfolio of product data interoperability solutions and confirms our commitment to revenue growth,” stated Tom Gregory, CEO of ITI. “ITI is a long-established Siemens PLM development partner. We currently develop the Teamcenter integrations for SOLIDWORKS and Creo®. With the acquisition of MechWorks we not only add Teamcenter integrations for AutoCAD and Inventor, we gain an international team of industry experts with a loyal customer base and vendor partnerships. In turn the MechWorks team and their clients will benefit from the strong technology resources available to them as a part of ITI.”

“We appreciate the growth opportunity that this acquisition will bring to our solutions,” states Ciro Ettorre, co-founder of MechWorks. “ITI’s developers and consultants have a reputation of technical excellence and quality service. We know our customers will benefit from us joining ITI.”

The MechWorks business shall be incorporated into ITI’s PLM Integration, Migration and Consulting business, which is led by ITI EVP, Tom Makoski. Gaetano and Ciro will continue to manage the day to day operations of the MechWorks business. “We are excited to integrate the MechWorks team into our business – Gaetano and Ciro have built a very successful business over the past 20 years and we are proud to build upon that heritage,” states Tom Makoski.

The companies will work together to further support the MechWorks PDM business, by nurturing the close working relationships with the existing partners/resellers and key customers, providing quality MechWorks PDM software releases, and leveraging the strong technology background of ITI.

Additionally, ITI will extend the existing, close working relationship with the Siemens PLM sales, services, and product management personnel, to help ensure strong AutoCAD & Inventor integration sales and leverage the ITI integration implementation and legacy PDM data migration capabilities to ensure successful integration deployments.

“Our expertise with PDM and PLM integration, coupled with ITI’s CAD and PLM interoperability solutions, will enhance the value we offer our respective customers,” added Gaetano Tavano, co-founder of MechWorks. “The entire MechWorks team is proud to be part of ITI.”

About International TechneGroup (ITI)

International TechneGroup Inc. began in 1983 with a mission to help manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems. Today, ITI is the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Our customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. ITI solves complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products. www.iti-global.com

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Cadalyst Celebrates 400 Issues of CAD Manager's Newsletter

16 Feb, 2018By: Robert Green


Cadalyst is thrilled to mark a milestone in the CAD management community: the 400th issue of the CAD Manager’s Newsletter, scheduled to mail on February 28, 2018. In his twice-monthly newsletter, Robert Green shares advice and insights informed by his decades of experience as a CAD management expert. Don’t miss this insightful look back through CAD management history; if you’re not already a subscriber, sign up for the free newsletter today!

Robert Green has shared his know-how in person, in webinars, and in writing — in print and digital formats — for decades. Here, he describes the path that’s brought him to this point:

If you’d told me when I graduated from Georgia Tech that I’d be writing about CAD management someday, I wouldn’t have been surprised about the writing part — I’ve always loved writing — but I had no clue what CAD even was.

Everything changed one day when my boss tossed a rubber-banded package of floppy discs onto my desk and said, “This is some program called AutoCAD; I need you to get it installed and running.” I told him that I had no idea what AutoCAD was, or how to get started with it. He replied, “You’re a sharp guy, so I’m sure you’ll figure it out.” Little did I know that the seeds of being a CAD manager were planted that day.

Through various jobs and contracting gigs, I learned AutoCAD, SDRC, VersaCAD, Anvil, CALMA, and MicroStation, but no matter which tool I was using, the same patterns always emerged: I became the lead CAD user, and users looking for help with their CAD problems soon wore a rut in the carpet leading up to my desk. Though I was never called a CAD manager, I was functioning as one as I learned to support users, conduct training, work with vendors, and communicate with senior managers about all things CAD. Juggling all this with production engineering responsibilities was challenging, but I enjoyed the technology so much that I took it all on willingly.

Then, while working for a Finnish paper company, it finally happened: Upper management asked me to become the CAD manager. I would forgo production engineering in exchange for a promotion, a pay raise, and the new tasks of managing technology, people, and budgets. As I had in the past, I plunged ahead, figuring, “What the heck, I can always go back to being an engineer.” I never did. In fact, to this day I call myself a recovering engineer.

Fast-forward a few years, and the company where I was working abruptly came to a screeching financial halt. When I found myself unemployed, I decided to start my own CAD management consulting firm, figuring, “What the heck, I can always get another job.” I never did. I still run my own company, and I’m proud to say I’ve been “unemployed” for 25 years now.

After a few years in consulting, I wanted to expand my horizons into public speaking and writing, so I applied to be an Autodesk University speaker and submitted some writing samples to CADENCE magazine. To my surprise, I was accepted as a speaker, and CADENCE asked me to write reviews of CAD utility software products. As I honed my public speaking and writing skills, I noticed a trend: Almost all the questions I was getting were from CAD managers who were struggling with the same mixture of technical, training, and financial challenges I’d struggled with earlier in my career. It was during this key period that I decided to focus my writing and speaking efforts on the plight of the CAD manager, simply by sharing what had worked for me.

In 1998, CADENCE magazine made me an offer: They’d let me write a three-month series of one-page articles for CAD managers to see how the idea would go over. We called it Manager’s VPOINT and it was placed just inside the back cover of the magazine. The response was fantastic — beyond what I could have imagined. Manager’s VPOINT was then made a permanent fixture, and when I spoke at live events, I often heard, “When I get my CADENCE in the mail, the first thing I do is look inside the back cover for your article!”

As the years went by, Manager’s VPOINT was supplemented with a series on the field of electronic document management, which was newly burgeoning at that time. Called the EDM Chronicles, the series took the form of twice-monthly digital newsletters. In 2003, CADENCE magazine was acquired by Cadalyst, and I was brought on board as an author and contributing editor — roles I continue in to this day.

During my career I’ve seen CAD tools, computing ecosystems, and the publishing industry change dramatically. You could say, in contrast, that the process of managing people using CAD tools hasn’t changed — because it is still all about human motivation, support, standards, customization, and training — yet the profound changes in the flow of business information require a totally different skill set today than even five years ago.

As for me, I still love the challenge of managing CAD technology and find it fascinating; I especially enjoy the interaction with all those of you of met via e-mail, social media, and live events over the years. As the technology evolves further, I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you, in hopes that we can all evolve as well. Here goes.

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Rosetta Stone (RST) & Autodesk (ADSK) Critical Analysis

Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Autodesk has a beta of 1.91, suggesting that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rosetta Stone has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Autodesk and Rosetta Stone’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autodesk $2.03 billion 12.25 -$582.10 million ($2.57) -43.95
Rosetta Stone $194.09 million 1.58 -$27.55 million ($0.42) -32.81

Rosetta Stone has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Autodesk. Autodesk is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rosetta Stone, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.1% of Autodesk shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.8% of Rosetta Stone shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Autodesk shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of Rosetta Stone shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Autodesk and Rosetta Stone, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autodesk 0 2 21 0 2.91
Rosetta Stone 0 0 1 0 3.00

Autodesk currently has a consensus price target of $132.33, indicating a potential upside of 17.16%. Rosetta Stone has a consensus price target of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.85%. Given Autodesk’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Autodesk is more favorable than Rosetta Stone.

Profitability

This table compares Autodesk and Rosetta Stone’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autodesk -28.46% -93.60% -8.78%
Rosetta Stone -4.97% N/A -3.43%

Summary

Rosetta Stone beats Autodesk on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Autodesk Company Profile

Autodesk logoAutodesk, Inc. is a design software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through technology products and services. The Company’s segments include Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Manufacturing (MFG), and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The Company serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. The Company’s product development and manufacturing software provides manufacturers in automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products and building products with digital engineering solutions. The Company’s product offerings include, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Industry Collections, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Inventor, AutoCAD Civil three dimensional (3D), CAM Solutions, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and Shotgun.

Rosetta Stone Company Profile

Rosetta Stone logoRosetta Stone Inc. (Rosetta Stone) offers personalized language and reading programs. The Company’s solutions are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and individuals around the world. Its segments include Enterprise & Education, which derives revenues from sales to educational institutions, corporations and government agencies worldwide, and Consumer, which derives revenue from sales to individuals and retail partners. Its cloud-based programs allow users to learn online or on-the-go via tablet or smartphone, whether in a classroom, corporate setting, or personal learning environment. Its Fit Brains business offers personalized brain training programs. The Company offers courses in over 30 languages across formats, including Web-based software subscriptions, digital downloads, mobile applications, and perpetual compact disc packages. It also offers a portfolio of technology-based learning products for personal use to the global consumer.

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iMac Pro review: Hard to upgrade, but holy Jony Ive it's fast

Testing professional applications on the iMac Pro

The iMac Pro is designed to run applications like Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. For that reason, I ran some tests that we don’t typically run in our laptop or desktop reviews.

There are obviously many more applications we could test—AutoCAD, Maya, various game development engines, and so on—but Apple’s own programs like Xcode are specifically designed to perform well on this machine, so we were particularly curious about what we’d find there. Many workflows involve running virtual machines, so we sought results for that use case as well.

Virtualization

Running virtual machines is a core part of many, many professional workflows, and the iMac Pro seems well positioned for that. With 10 cores and 128GB of RAM, this test machine shouldn’t have any trouble running multiple VMs at once.

That is precisely what I found. I launched multiple instances of Windows with Parallels, each performing miscellaneous tasks in the background, and worked in a modest-sized Xcode project while that was happening. As you’d expect, it went very smoothly.

I also ran Geekbench benchmarks on a Windows virtual machine in Parallels. In this case, I launched only one VM, but I tried it in two configurations: once with two CPU cores and 512MB of RAM dedicated to the VM and once with five cores and 16GB. Here are the results:

To loosely paraphrase an erroneous quote from someone famous, this amount of performance ought to be enough for anybody.
Enlarge/ To loosely paraphrase an erroneous quote from someone famous, this amount of performance ought to be enough for anybody.
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If you’re a VMWare or VirtualBox user, don’t worry; performance for those virtual machine applications is generally quite similar to that of Parallels, varying only a little bit depending on the task.

Final Cut Pro X

Apple recently added several new features to Final Cut Pro X, including support for 360-degree video and the H.265 codec. The iMac Pro is as likely to end up in video editing bays as anywhere else, so I loaded up the software to see how the iMac Pro performed.

I worked with a couple of 4K video projects and found it to be highly responsive. Video editing is much faster on the iMac Pro than it is on my 2016 MacBook Pro, but that goes without saying. As far as tests go, I kept it simple for Final Cut Pro X—so simple that we don’t need a graph. I put together a 1-minute-and-43-second 4K, 29.97fps, maximum-quality H.264 video with some effects and left it to render.

The video rendered in 81 seconds.

Logic Pro X

Try as I might, I could not best the iMac Pro with Logic Pro X. I created a project with 21 main tracks and more than 200 sub tracks, all with plenty of events and regions. This project had a mixture of recordings and software instruments, plus a lot of effects. I nevertheless found that the test unit’s 10 cores were never more than 20-percent occupied.

Logic Pro X running on the iMac Pro.
Enlarge/ Logic Pro X running on the iMac Pro.
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Activating a lot of plugins takes up a bit more CPU brainpower. When Apple first demonstrated the iMac Pro to the press in December, it took a project with more than 230 active plugins to push the CPU usage indicators up.

The point is, most current Logic Pro X use cases that would best the iMac Pro as configured here are more theoretical than actual. In general use, even in professional productions, you won’t see system overload errors with any frequency. It helps that Logic Pro X is well optimized to scale with more cores.

Xcode

Apple told us a few months ago that 60 percent of GitHub commits are made using Macs. Given the Mac’s prevalence in Web development and its essential role in iOS development, I find that impressive but not actually that surprising.

When the iMac Pro’s specs were first revealed, my first thought was that it would be an excellent development machine. We’ve already seen that virtualization works well on it, so now it’s time to consider Xcode.

Building the WordPress iOS app in Xcode.
Enlarge/ Building the WordPress iOS app in Xcode.
Samuel Axon

Generally, Xcode runs nicely on any recent MacBook Pro or iMac. There are two scenarios that can get very slow on lesser machines, though: new builds and testing. If the iMac Pro can perform well at these types of tasks, it could easily be an attractive machine to development teams despite its very high price. That’s because developers can hit frustrating periods of downtime while they wait for building to conclude or tests to run.

To assess the iMac Pro’s value for developers working in Xcode, I downloaded and prompted a build of the open source WordPress iOS app—a small app, but one just complex enough to take a little bit of time. It took one minute and 47 seconds. On my 2016 MacBook Pro (see the start of the performance section for specs), this took four minutes and 10 seconds, so the iMac Pro finished the build 134 percent faster.

Half the solution

The 2013 Mac Pro redesign was a fascinating and innovative machine, but it was also a bad bet. It made some assumptions about where pro hardware was going that didn’t pan out.

The iMac Pro is equally bold with its assumptions. It places a huge bet, for example, on the coming practicality of external GPUs for the most demanding graphics workflows. That bet must pay off, since the included GPU is not powerful enough for the highest-end 3D modeling work—though it’s plenty for most other purposes.

But the iMac Pro also addresses basic architectural disadvantages in the Mac Pro, delivers the best performance ever seen in a Mac—plenty for the vast majority of professional use cases—and does so in a design that has proven very popular in offices and editing bays around the world.

Were it not for the T2 chip, which establishes a blueprint for a more integrated, more secure, and potentially more closed-off future for the Mac, this would look like just a faster iMac. And it is. But it’s much faster, and the use of workstation components matters for a lot of potential customers.

It’s just too bad it’s so expensive. Apple has engineered something impressive with the iMac Pro, but, without confidence in longterm viability through upgrades, a computer this expensive is going to be a tough sell for some.

The iMac Pro will delight the faithful and win back the hearts and minds of some disgruntled pro users even as it won’t work for all of them; it’s only half of the solution. For the rest, we’ll have to wait for that promised Mac Pro revamp. That had better be good.

The good

  • CPU performance is exceptional for tasks that capitalize on multiple cores
  • The T2 chip offers new security features
  • Sticks to a tried, true, and popular design—just faster
  • Excellent thermal and power management almost always ensures steady performance
  • First-party software like Final Cut and Logic is very well optimized for this architecture

The bad

  • Prohibitively expensive for most users
  • The graphics solution needs scalability—it’s just not enough for high-end 3D modeling, among other things
  • To that point, GPU technology is moving quickly, but the eGPU upgrade path is not yet open
  • The Apple Magic Mouse is still suboptimal

The ugly

  • It is impossible to upgrade and self-service this machine outside of adding new Thunderbolt peripherals

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3D Printing Software Market Manufacturers Include Blender, AutoCAD, Inventor, OpenSCAD, Modo, SolidWorks

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3D Printing Software Market Manufacturers Include Blender, AutoCAD, Inventor, OpenSCAD, Modo, SolidWorks

3D Printing Software Market

Global Market Study 3D Printing Software Market Provide Forecast Report 2018 – 2025 presents an detailed analysis of the 3D Printing Software which researched industry situations, market Size, growth and demands, 3D Printing Software market outlook, business strategies utilized, competitive analysis by 3D Printing Software market players, deployment models, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, major player profiles. The report also presents forecasts for 3D Printing Software investments from 2018 till 2025.

In this report, the 3D Printing Software market worth about xx billion USD in 2018 and it is expected to reach xx billion USD in 2023 with an average growth rate of x%. United States is the largest production of 3D Printing Software Market and consumption region in the world, Europe also play important roles in global 3D Printing Software market while China is fastest growing region.

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• Basic Version
• Enterprise Version
• Educational Version

3D Printing Software Market Growth Analysis By Application

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• Enterprise
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• Medical
• Others

The 126 page 3D Printing Software report promises you will remain better informed than your competitor, With approx. 200 tables and figures examining the 3D Printing Software market, the report gives you a visual, one-stop breakdown of the leading products, submarkets and market leader’s market revenue forecast as well as analysis and prediction of the 3D Printing Software market to 2025.

Geographically, 3D Printing Software market report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), and 3D Printing Software market share and growth rate in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), coveringregions be

Market Segment by Regions 2013 2017 2025 Share (%) CAGR (2017-2025)
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China xx xx xx xx% xx %
EU xx xx xx xx% xx%
Japan xx xx xx xx% xx %
Korea xx xx xx xx% xx%
Taiwan xx xx xx xx% xx%
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The report provides a basic overview of the 3D Printing Software industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure, 3D Printing Software market development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. 3D Printing Software research report includes historic data from 2013 to 2017 and forecasts from 2018 to 2025 which makes the reports an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, consultants, analysts, and other people looking for key industry data in readily accessible documents with clearly presented tables and graphs.

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Research Methodology Involved:

The research usage of both primary and secondary data sources with Bottom-up and Top-down Approaches. These approaches are used to validate the global 3D Printing Software market size, CAGR and estimate the market size for manufacturers, regions segments, product segments and applications (end users).

Primary sources are mainly industry experts from core and related industries and suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and organizations related to all segments of the industry’s supply chain. The bottom-up approach was used to estimate the Global market size of 3D Printing Software based on end-use industry and region, in terms of value. With the data triangulation procedure and validation of data through primary interviews, the exact values of the overall parent market, and individual market sizes were determined and confirmed in this study.

Key Highlights Of the 3D Printing Software Market:

• The fundamental details related to 3D Printing Software industry like the product definition, cost, variety of applications, 3D Printing Software market demand and supply statistics are covered in this report.

• Competitive study of the major 3D Printing Software players will help all the market players in analyzing the latest trends and 3D Printing Software business strategies.

• The deep research study of 3D Printing Software market based on development opportunities, growth limiting factors and feasibility of investment will forecast the 3D Printing Software market growth.

There are 15 Section to deeply display the Worldwide 3D Printing Software market.

Section 1, to describe 3D Printing Software market Introduction, product scope, 3D Printing Software market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;

Section 2, to Study the top manufacturers of 3D Printing Software , with sales, revenue, and price of 3D Printing Software market, in 2017 and 2018;

Section 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2017 and 2018;

Section 4, to show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of 3D Printing Software , for each region, from 2014 to 2018;

Section 5, 6, 7,8and 9, to Study the key regions, with sales, revenue and 3D Printing Software market share by key countries in these regions;

Section 10and 11, to show the 3D Printing Software market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2014 to 2018;

Section 12, 3D Printing Software market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2018 to 2025;

Section 13, 14 and 15, to describe 3D Printing Software sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, Research Findings and Conclusion, appendix and data source.

Finally, 3D Printing Software market report gives you details about the market research findings and conclusion which helps you to develop profitable market strategies to gain competitive advantage.

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New HVAC App Available for AutoCAD 2018

New HVAC App Available for AutoCAD 2018
Kyle Maxey posted on February 14, 2018 | 127 views

Look around you. Well, actually, look up. If you’re inside a modern building, there’s every likelihood that you’re surrounded by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. You might even be in an au courant structure where the HVAC ducting is exposed, lending the space a chic, industrial feel.

Whatever the case may be, it’s undeniable that HVAC technology has given rise to the architecture that we work and live in today. But how does all of this ducting and air management come about? Well, architects and drafters have to build these systems into their plans.

To help this cadre of comfort providers in their efforts, JTB World introduced an app, HVACPAC, that will run inside AutoCAD 2018. The HVACPAC app was developed using South African HVAC standards, meaning that its standards are similar to most other countries’ standards. It comes complete with both 2D and 3D tools for developing overhead schematic maps, as well as side-on views for HVAC control rooms and other facilities for maintaining and servicing HVAC hardware.

This seems like a pretty cool app, if HVAC is your game. It’s likely to take a lot of hassle out of building your own blocks or programming your own CAD protocols for building these standardized yet immensely complicated and critical pieces of architectural infrastructure.

According to JTB World, the new app includes all “in-line duct fittings and equipment, air terminals and HVAC associated pipe work.”

HVACPAC is now available as a 30-day trial from JTB World

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3D Printing Software 2018 Global Market Key Players – Blender, SketchUP, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Maya – Analysis …

WiseGuyReports.com adds “Global 3D Printing Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025” reports to its Database.

This report studies the global 3D Printing Software market, analyzes and researches the 3D Printing Software development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top players in global market, like 
Blender 
SketchUP 
SolidWorks 
AutoCAD 
Maya 
3DS Max 
Inventor 
Tinkercad 
Zbrush 
Cinema 4D 
123D Design 
OpenSCAD 
Rhinoceros 
Modo 
Fusion 360 
MeshMixer 
LightWave 
Grasshopper 
FreeCAD 
Dtin

Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers 
United States 
EU 
Japan 
China 
India 
Southeast Asia

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into 
Basic Version 
Enterprise Version   
Educational Version

Market segment by Application, 3D Printing Software can be split into 
Laboratory 
Enterprise 
Military   
Medical 
Others

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Table Of Contents:                                                                                                                          

1 Industry Overview of 3D Printing Software 
1.1 3D Printing Software Market Overview 
1.1.1 3D Printing Software Product Scope 
1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook 
1.2 Global 3D Printing Software Market Size and Analysis by Regions (2013-2018) 
1.2.1 United States 
1.2.2 EU 
1.2.3 Japan 
1.2.4 China 
1.2.5 India 
1.2.6 Southeast Asia 
1.3 3D Printing Software Market by Type 
1.3.1 Basic Version 
1.3.2 Enterprise Version   
1.3.3 Educational Version 
1.4 3D Printing Software Market by End Users/Application 
1.4.1 Laboratory 
1.4.2 Enterprise 
1.4.3 Military   
1.4.4 Medical 
1.4.5 Others

2 Global 3D Printing Software Competition Analysis by Players 
2.1 3D Printing Software Market Size (Value) by Players (2013-2018) 
2.2 Competitive Status and Trend 
2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate 
2.2.2 Product/Service Differences 
2.2.3 New Entrants 
2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future

3 Company (Top Players) Profiles 
3.1 Blender 
3.1.1 Company Profile 
3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.1.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.1.5 Recent Developments 
3.2 SketchUP 
3.2.1 Company Profile 
3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.2.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.2.5 Recent Developments 
3.3 SolidWorks 
3.3.1 Company Profile 
3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.3.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.3.5 Recent Developments 
3.4 AutoCAD 
3.4.1 Company Profile 
3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.4.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.4.5 Recent Developments 
3.5 Maya 
3.5.1 Company Profile 
3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.5.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.5.5 Recent Developments 
3.6 3DS Max 
3.6.1 Company Profile 
3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.6.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.6.5 Recent Developments 
3.7 Inventor 
3.7.1 Company Profile 
3.7.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.7.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.7.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.7.5 Recent Developments 
3.8 Tinkercad 
3.8.1 Company Profile 
3.8.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.8.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.8.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.8.5 Recent Developments 
3.9 Zbrush 
3.9.1 Company Profile 
3.9.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.9.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.9.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.9.5 Recent Developments 
3.10 Cinema 4D 
3.10.1 Company Profile 
3.10.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.10.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.10.4 3D Printing Software Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
3.10.5 Recent Developments 
3.11 123D Design 
3.12 OpenSCAD 
3.13 Rhinoceros 
3.14 Modo 
3.15 Fusion 360 
3.16 MeshMixer 
3.17 LightWave 
3.18 Grasshopper 
3.19 FreeCAD 
3.20 Dtin

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Autodesk to open Irish office and bring 200 jobs to Dublin

The company, which is best known for its pioneering AutoCAD software, will hire 200 new employees before the end of 2018.

Design software and services firm Autodesk has announced its intention to build a brand-new office in Dublin, and with it create 200 new roles.

The company is hiring across a variety of roles, including finance, operations, localisation and sales operations.

These hires will be made by the end of the year to support the company’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The jobs were created with the support of the Irish government through IDA Ireland.

Autodesk is best known for its 2D and 3D design suites for architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and media/entertainment industries. The company’s software has been used to design everything from the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Centre to Tesla’s electric cars.

Though the company hasn’t had a site in Ireland for many years, its presence in the Irish market is unquestionable – the software it produces has been used by students and businesses alike to create designs across a range of sectors.

Autodesk was founded in 1982 by John Walker, who co-authored the company’s flagship computer-aided design software, AutoCAD. Its worldwide headquarters is in San Rafael, California, placing it at the heart of the global tech hub that is the San Francisco Bay Area.

It also has headquarters in Singapore and Switzerland, the main office of Autodesk’s APAC and EMEA operations respectively.

The company’s CEO, Andrew Anagnost, was on hand at the event today in Dublin. He beamed: “Today we are announcing a significant investment in Ireland which will see us open a new office space and recruit 200 people in the first year.

“We selected Dublin because of its global business environment, talent, ability to support European languages, excellent long-term cost structure, and quality of life for employees.

“Dublin is a vibrant, multicultural and creative city. These qualities align well with our brand and culture and we think Dublin will be a great fit for us.”

Also speaking at the announcement, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, said:  “We already have a strong footprint of innovative ICT businesses investing in Dublin and Autodesk’s decision to locate its new facility in Ireland, which will develop its cutting-edge services in computer-aided design.”

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The Best Wide-Format Printers of 2018

The Best Wide-Format Printers

11-by-17 and Beyond

Once upon a time, there were two kinds of printers—letter-size ones, and bigger ones—and seldom did the two share much in common.

Inkjet printers that could print bigger than letter-size were traditionally expensive, dedicated models reserved for professionals: graphic artists outputting poster-size media, or pro photographers fashioning outsize versions of their best shots. Meanwhile, the very largest models—”large-format” plotters, the big, roll-fed mega-printers you may see in passing at Fedex/Kinko’s and graphics shops—were the province of architects and others who needed blanket-size prints for schematics and other technical output. These big printers had big prices to match their specialist bearings. And they still do.

In recent years, though, we’ve seen a trend toward incorporating limited support for oversize output into consumer and small-business inkjet printers. You won’t be able to print poster-size 24-by-36-inch output on these models (at least, not on one sheet without tiling), but these models can do 11-by-17-inch prints (and in some cases, 13-by-19-inch) in small quantities.

The Occasional Oversizers

If we had to give this emerging group of printers a name, we’d call them “the occasional oversizers.”

They’re a mixed bag, and their dynamics change every time one of the major printer makers introduces a new oversize-capable model. But they’re here to stay, as more and more buyers take a fling on these models and realize just how handy it is to be able to print to big sheets now and then. You no longer have to compress and shrink that complex spreadsheet to a single letter-size page, or tape together tiled sheets. And the ability to do a one-off giant vacation-picture print for framing is nice—and many of these printers listed below are very capable of fine photo output.

Pricing on these models varies a bit, but most of the all-in-one machines in the lot we’ve reviewed below range from $150 to $300. (You can see live pricing on them below, and in the reviews themselves if you click to them to read more.)

Wide-Format Printers

One thing to note: We’ve intentionally not covered here professional and semi-pro, photo-centric wide-format models like the venerable Epson Stylus Photo R2000, Epson’s various SureColor printers, and the Canon Pixma Pro-1, Pixma Pro-100, and ImagePrograf Pro-1000. These are really a separate class of printer altogether, with a whole different set of considerations around quality, sheer size, ink cost, and support for exotic art-minded media. For more on those pro-grade models, see our photo-printer info center. Our Top 10 picks comprise many of these models, and we get down in the weeds with those one by one, as each is very much its own animal.

If you’re looking for the ability to output to bigger-than-letter-size paper stock every now and then, here are the main factors to contemplate.

Paper-Size Terminology

The most common inkjet “oversize” paper is known as tabloid stock, or 11 by 17 inches. (The term “tabloid” is also, at times, used interchangeably with “A3,” but they are actually two different sizes, if functionally close; A3 measures 11.69 by 16.54 inches.) All of the printers we’ve rounded up below support at least tabloid printing.

Some of them, however, also support 13-by-19-inch media, or supertabloid. One example is the Epson WorkForce WF-7110. But note that tabloid and supertabloid printing are often referred to collectively as “wide-format” output in the industry lingo.

Epson

Paper Handling

This varies widely, and it has a bearing on just how “occasional use” your printer will be for oversize printing. Some models are best suited for printing a single oversize page once in a while, not churning them out in great stacks. That’s because they feed the oversize stock, one sheet at a time, through a paper-bypass slot on the back of the printer. Conversely, models like the HP Officejet Pro 7740 have a tray or trays meant for pre-loading a supply of wide-format stock—which means much less babysitting for multiple-page oversize prints. (That Officejet, for example, has two trays that can each hold stock up to 11 by 17 inches in size.)

ADF Details

Some, but not all, of these printers here have an automatic document feeder (ADF) that handles scanning documents. Of course, that only applies if the printer is an all-in-one (AIO) model. (All of the printers reviewed below are AIOs, barring the two Canons.) Don’t assume, however, that the ADF can necessarily handle all the same paper sizes that the printer can print; check out the details on the manufacturer’s spec sheet. Some models may print to tabloid-size stock, but can only scan letter- or legal-size documents.

Also know that ADF functionality varies quite a bit. Some models can scan both sides of their source sheets automatically (a feature known as “auto-duplexing”), others not. An ADF that cannot auto-duplex will require you to flip double-sided source materials manually to scan or copy both sides, and collation thus may be tricky.

Another ADF-related detail to keep an eye out for has to do with the scanning element itself. An emerging feature on higher-end AIO printers is the “single-pass” scanner, which has a scanning element above and below the feed path. A single-pass scanner can thus scan both sides of a two-sided document at the same time, effectively doubling the scan speed.

Pixma iP8720 Wireless

The Importance of Connectivity

Wide-format printers, even occasional-use models like these, are far from the subcompacts of the printer world. Because their printer paths are by necessity at least 11 or 13 inches wide, you’re looking at a printer that takes up lots of desk space because of its extra width versus a letter-size model. Look for built-in Wi-Fi (not always a given), which will give you the flexibility to place your “oversized oversize” printer in a convenient spot without worrying about running Ethernet or USB cables to it.

Other connectivity features worth investigating include slots for flash-memory cards (if printing directly from camera-media cards is important to you) and a USB port on the front for printing straight from a tethered digital camera, a USB flash drive, or a hard drive. (That’s in addition to the conventional USB interface that most inkjets feature.) Some models may support near-field communication (NFC), which implements a hotspot on the front or top of the printer, for wireless tap-to-connect printing from NFC-compliant mobile devices such as smartphones.

You’ll also want to look for other support for printing from mobile devices you may own. If you lean Apple in the gear you own, you’ll want to look for support for AirPrint; if Android is your tipple, support for the MOPRIA specification will ease printing from that Android tablet or phone.

Ink Cost Per Page

Here’s where our reviews come in. These printers vary widely in price and intended usage, as do their ink schemes: the number and configuration of ink tanks, and their rated costs for each color or monochrome page. Business-centric models will typically have four ink tanks (cyan, magneta, yellow, and black), while photo-minded ones will usually add another tank or two. (These are often lighter variants of the three CMY colors, or a “photo grey” for finer gradations in monochrome printed content.)

Printing full-page color photos on oversize stock with 100 percent ink coverage can drink down a lot of precious ink quickly, so examine our reviews below for more on the ink economics for each printer. Also, check out our guide to saving money with low-cost printer ink programs.

Below are the top wide-format printers that we’ve reviewed. You can also check out our roundups of the overall best laser printers, best printers for Mac, and best photo printers.

Featured Wide-Format Printer Reviews:

  • Canon Pixma iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer
  • HP PageWide Pro 750dw Printer

    HP PageWide Pro 750dw Printer Review

    Editors' Choice
    MSRP: $2199.00

    Bottom Line: The HP PageWide Pro 750dw Printer is a speedy, heavy-duty use color inkjet printer with great text and graphics quality, very low running costs, and the ability to print at up to tabloid siz…

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  • Brother MFC-J5930DW

    Brother MFC-J5930DW Review


    MSRP: $299.99

    Bottom Line: The Brother MFC-J5930DW AIO can print at up to tabloid (11-by-17-inch) size, but unlike some competing systems, can’t scan, copy, or fax wide-format documents.

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  • Brother MFC-J6535DW

    Brother MFC-J6535DW Review


    MSRP: $279.99

    Bottom Line: The versatile Brother MFC-J6535DW has unusually low running costs for an inkjet all-in-one printer. Text output is very strong, but photos and graphics are not this printer’s forte.

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  • Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank Wide-Format All-in-One Supertank Printer
  • Brother MFC-J5330DW

    Brother MFC-J5330DW Review


    MSRP: $199.99

    Bottom Line: The business-oriented Brother MFC-J5330DW is a capable wide-format, low-volume color inkjet all-in-one printer. It’s relatively fast, and it prints fairly well overall, albeit with some flaw…

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  • Brother MFC-J5830DW

    Brother MFC-J5830DW Review


    MSRP: $249.99

    Bottom Line: The Brother MFC-J5830DW is a color inkjet all-in-one printer that can print at up to tabloid (11-by-17) size, but is limited to copying, scanning, and faxing documents no larger than letter …

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  • Canon Pixma iX6820 Wireless Inkjet Printer
  • Epson WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank Wide-Format All-in-One Supertank Printer
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One Printer

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HOOPS Exchange 2018—Bolsters AutoCAD and iOS Support and Siemens Parasolid Integration

The latest version of HOOPS Exchange provides world-class data access and reuse of CAD data for mobile, web, and desktop applications, including major CAD platforms and file formats.

Tech Soft 3D, a leading provider of software development toolkits (SDKs) and the leading supplier of 3D PDF solutions technology for the engineering CAD markets, has recently advanced its HOOPS® Exchange 2018 toolkit, the industry’s fastest and most accurate CAD data reuse solution.

HOOPS Exchange 2018

HOOPS Exchange 2018 provides an unprecedented ability to enable engineering software developers to create mobile apps that can translate CAD data natively within the app.

Key Takeaways

It is important to note the strong partnering between Siemens Parasolid and Tech Soft 3D as witnessed in this latest release. The first company arguably has the most advanced geometry modeling kernel (geometric modeling engine) in the world, while the second company arguably provides the best path forward to bringing powerful CAD and 3D tools to the iOS platform. 

“The world has gone mobile, and our partners continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible for engineering software development on mobile technology – our mission is to help them create the best, most sophisticated engineering applications in the quickest, easiest way possible,” said Eric Vinchon, VP of Product Strategy. “We have also improved support for desktop and web applications, and we continue to provide support for all current CAD file formats, enabling our partners to focus on creating the applications their customers need.”

01 – Apple’s iOS platform is a major mobile platform for the engineering software market and the new Exchange supports IGES, STEP and Parasolid integration on iOS. (image: Tech Soft 3D / Architosh. All rights reserved.)

HOOPS Exchange 2018 supports SOLIDWORKS 2018, Solid Edge ST10, AutoCAD DWG and DXF, CATIA 3D XML BREP, and many other industry standards. With broad support for reading/writing to key CAD file formats, the updated SDK helps CAD and non-CAD software developers to avoid developing “in-house” file-reading technology and lessons dependencies on proprietary CAD systems.

Additional Siemens’ Parasolid integration improvements include support of Convergent Modeling, allowing the import/export of its faceted geometry. Improvements are also made in Parasolid multi-process export, sewing, and healing performance, extending HOOPS Exchange’s superiority as the most tightly integrated data reuse solution for working with Parasolid data.

About HOOPS Exchange

HOOPS Exchange delivers complete, cost-effective, and accurate 3D CAD data access to multiple file formats faster than any other solution. Companies such as Aras, 3D Systems, GrabCAD (now Stratasys), Actify, New River Kinematics, DP Technology, Shapr3D, CD-adapco and many more rely on HOOPS Exchange’s underlying technology to give their desktop, mobile, cloud or enterprise applications a competitive edge. Developers interested in exploring the capabilities of the HOOPS Exchange API can download a demo, or build a prototype by requesting a free 60-day evaluation.

Architosh Commentary

HOOPS is a very key CAD data translation SDK (software developer toolkit), and it is technology also utilized in the new Shapr3D application designed exclusively for the Apple iMac Pro with Pencil. HOOPS Exchange means more than 20 CAD data file formats can be supported into any application with a single interface option. Tech Soft 3D will likely grow in importance to the Apple platform as more and more advanced iOS-based tools, like Shapr3D come to fruition. 

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AutoCAD Workbook for Architects and Engineers

This practical step–by–step guide – designed for use at your computer – gives clear, compact instructions and self–test exercises to help you learn 2–D drawing using AutoCAD. The text is written for use on all AutoCAD releases from 2000 to 2008.

Computer–aided drawing is a skill that every student in architecture, engineering, the trades and construction must learn and ideally at the computer, actually drawing things. AutoCAD is the most widely used package in the industry but existing teaching books tend to be too wordy and focus more on technical wizardry than on how to deliver actual finished drawings using industry drafting protocols.

AutoCAD Workbook gives you the skills you need for the full range of drawing types using a wide variety of commands and sequences. Each chapter – or teaching module contains a brief introduction to the commands, explaining exactly how each one can be used, and plenty of exercises to demonstrate how to produce everything from working drawings to presentation drawings; and orthographic projection to pictorial views. Examples include residential and commercial buildings for architects and designers; steel and concrete details for civil and structural engineering; mechanical parts and assemblies for mechanical engineering; and millwork and cabinet–making for woodworking applications.

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Critical Analysis: Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) vs. Five9 (FIVN)

Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.4% of Five9 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.4% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of Five9 shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Autodesk shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Five9 and Autodesk, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five9 0 2 6 0 2.75
Autodesk 0 2 21 0 2.91

Five9 presently has a consensus target price of $26.75, indicating a potential upside of 7.69%. Autodesk has a consensus target price of $132.33, indicating a potential upside of 24.91%. Given Autodesk’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Autodesk is more favorable than Five9.

Profitability

This table compares Five9 and Autodesk’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five9 -4.19% -34.14% -9.94%
Autodesk -28.46% -93.60% -8.78%

Risk and Volatility

Five9 has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autodesk has a beta of 1.91, suggesting that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Five9 and Autodesk’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Five9 $162.09 million 8.53 -$11.86 million ($0.15) -165.60
Autodesk $2.03 billion 11.49 -$582.10 million ($2.57) -41.22

Five9 has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Autodesk. Five9 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Autodesk, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Autodesk beats Five9 on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Five9

Five9 logoFive9 Inc. (Five9) is a provider of cloud software for contact centers. The Company’s purpose-built Virtual Contact Center (VCC) cloud platform delivers a suite of applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions. The Company’s solution, which consists of its VCC cloud platform and applications, allows simultaneous management and optimization of customer interactions across voice, chat, e-mail, Web, social media and mobile channels, either directly or through its application programming interfaces (APIs). The Company’s VCC cloud platform matches each customer interaction with an appropriate agent resource and delivers relevant customer data to the agent in real-time through integrations with adjacent enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, to optimize the customer experience and agent productivity.

About Autodesk

Autodesk logoAutodesk, Inc. is a design software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through technology products and services. The Company’s segments include Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Manufacturing (MFG), and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The Company serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. The Company’s product development and manufacturing software provides manufacturers in automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products and building products with digital engineering solutions. The Company’s product offerings include, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Industry Collections, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Inventor, AutoCAD Civil three dimensional (3D), CAM Solutions, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and Shotgun.

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Critical Analysis: Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) vs. Five9 (FIVN)

Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.4% of Five9 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.4% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of Five9 shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Autodesk shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Five9 and Autodesk, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five9 0 2 6 0 2.75
Autodesk 0 2 21 0 2.91

Five9 presently has a consensus target price of $26.75, indicating a potential upside of 7.69%. Autodesk has a consensus target price of $132.33, indicating a potential upside of 24.91%. Given Autodesk’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Autodesk is more favorable than Five9.

Profitability

This table compares Five9 and Autodesk’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five9 -4.19% -34.14% -9.94%
Autodesk -28.46% -93.60% -8.78%

Risk and Volatility

Five9 has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autodesk has a beta of 1.91, suggesting that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Five9 and Autodesk’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Five9 $162.09 million 8.53 -$11.86 million ($0.15) -165.60
Autodesk $2.03 billion 11.49 -$582.10 million ($2.57) -41.22

Five9 has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Autodesk. Five9 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Autodesk, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Autodesk beats Five9 on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Five9

Five9 logoFive9 Inc. (Five9) is a provider of cloud software for contact centers. The Company’s purpose-built Virtual Contact Center (VCC) cloud platform delivers a suite of applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions. The Company’s solution, which consists of its VCC cloud platform and applications, allows simultaneous management and optimization of customer interactions across voice, chat, e-mail, Web, social media and mobile channels, either directly or through its application programming interfaces (APIs). The Company’s VCC cloud platform matches each customer interaction with an appropriate agent resource and delivers relevant customer data to the agent in real-time through integrations with adjacent enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, to optimize the customer experience and agent productivity.

About Autodesk

Autodesk logoAutodesk, Inc. is a design software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through technology products and services. The Company’s segments include Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Manufacturing (MFG), and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The Company serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. The Company’s product development and manufacturing software provides manufacturers in automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products and building products with digital engineering solutions. The Company’s product offerings include, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Industry Collections, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Inventor, AutoCAD Civil three dimensional (3D), CAM Solutions, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and Shotgun.

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Analyzing Five9 (FIVN) & Autodesk (ADSK)

Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Autodesk has a beta of 1.91, indicating that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five9 has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Autodesk and Five9, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autodesk 0 2 21 0 2.91
Five9 0 2 6 0 2.75

Autodesk presently has a consensus price target of $132.33, indicating a potential upside of 24.91%. Five9 has a consensus price target of $26.75, indicating a potential upside of 7.69%. Given Autodesk’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Autodesk is more favorable than Five9.

Profitability

This table compares Autodesk and Five9’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autodesk -28.46% -93.60% -8.78%
Five9 -4.19% -34.14% -9.94%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.4% of Autodesk shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of Five9 shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Autodesk shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of Five9 shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Autodesk and Five9’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autodesk $2.03 billion 11.49 -$582.10 million ($2.57) -41.22
Five9 $162.09 million 8.53 -$11.86 million ($0.14) -177.42

Five9 has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Autodesk. Five9 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Autodesk, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Autodesk beats Five9 on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Autodesk Company Profile

Autodesk logoAutodesk, Inc. is a design software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through technology products and services. The Company’s segments include Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Manufacturing (MFG), and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The Company serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. The Company’s product development and manufacturing software provides manufacturers in automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products and building products with digital engineering solutions. The Company’s product offerings include, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Industry Collections, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Inventor, AutoCAD Civil three dimensional (3D), CAM Solutions, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and Shotgun.

Five9 Company Profile

Five9 logoFive9 Inc. (Five9) is a provider of cloud software for contact centers. The Company’s purpose-built Virtual Contact Center (VCC) cloud platform delivers a suite of applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions. The Company’s solution, which consists of its VCC cloud platform and applications, allows simultaneous management and optimization of customer interactions across voice, chat, e-mail, Web, social media and mobile channels, either directly or through its application programming interfaces (APIs). The Company’s VCC cloud platform matches each customer interaction with an appropriate agent resource and delivers relevant customer data to the agent in real-time through integrations with adjacent enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, to optimize the customer experience and agent productivity.

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