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Title: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 23, 2018, 11:04:27 AM
http://www.cadnauseam.com/2018/10/23/hexagon-acquires-bricsys

:roll:
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: dgorsman on October 23, 2018, 02:33:38 PM
What does Brics use for licensing now - FlexLM?
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MickD on October 23, 2018, 03:15:48 PM
As long as they keep Erik and his overall philosophies in place, having more access to funding could only be a good thing for Bricscad you would think.

The other thing this provides is more street cred and exposure for Bricscad, the wheels are turning slowly with quite a lot of big developers moving house with their verticals, this may make some of others transition a bit quicker. The winners here are the users with a more realistic price point and licensing system :)
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 23, 2018, 05:00:30 PM
Label me cynical but Iíve seen this movie so many times I expect to be dissapointed before the popcorn is cold.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: kdub on October 23, 2018, 05:47:28 PM
Label me cynical but Iíve seen this movie so many times I expect to be dissapointed before the popcorn is cold.

Michael,
I respect your insight and the mileage you've travelled but I would be estatic if your prophesy based on experiences is not fulfilled.

Regards,
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 23, 2018, 06:00:33 PM
I would be estatic

Positively or negatively? :P

Anyway, I donít believe Iíve ever wanted to be so wrong.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: dgorsman on October 23, 2018, 06:10:25 PM
If it helps, I've seen precedent for other products improving once under the Hexagon/Intergraph umbrella.

Interesting point - Leica is also a Hexagon brand.  So there could be some "cloudiness" in BricsCAD's future.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 23, 2018, 06:30:28 PM
Time will tell and I "see" your "point" ...

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Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: Greg B on October 25, 2018, 08:50:58 AM
Label me cynical but Iíve seen this movie so many times I expect to be dissapointed before the popcorn is cold.

Michael,
I respect your insight and the mileage you've travelled but I would be estatic if your prophesy based on experiences is not fulfilled.

Regards,

I would be estatic

Positively or negatively? :P

Anyway, I donít believe Iíve ever wanted to be so wrong.

Cheers.

Kids these days read what they want.  *sigh* smh
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 25, 2018, 11:44:08 AM
Kids they days read what they want. *sigh* smh

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Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: kdub on October 25, 2018, 04:30:56 PM


DUH, just noticed I spelt ecstatic incorrectly.

Greg:
Perhaps I should have just said "I hope not" :)
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: Greg B on October 26, 2018, 08:59:35 AM
Kids they days read what they want. *sigh* smh

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sorry...typed they instead of these.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: Greg B on October 26, 2018, 09:01:40 AM


DUH, just noticed I spelt ecstatic incorrectly.

Greg:
Perhaps I should have just said "I hope not" :)

Doh!  Sorry MP.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 26, 2018, 09:13:11 AM
Iím here to exploit comedic opportunities.

Please tip your servers.

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Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: Greg B on October 26, 2018, 12:21:40 PM
Iím here to exploit comedic opportunities.


Your humor needs a little charge to it for people to notice.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 26, 2018, 01:10:34 PM
I can explain things for you but I can't understand for you.  :-P
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: owenwengerd on October 26, 2018, 11:15:40 PM
Michael, I'm a fellow cynic, but I'm betting on cold popcorn. I like what I've seen behind the curtain. I believe it's a genuine joining of forces with a substantially shared vision and common goal. I expect some hiccups, but I aim to do whatever I can to keep the train on its track. I think lost and lonely CAD users should rejoice: the savior is born.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: It's Alive! on October 26, 2018, 11:39:39 PM
Imo, the acquisition removes some risks, such as being litigated out of existence. But adds others, I.e. if the new boss wants a new perpetual revenue stream.. time will tell.
The new big boss is quite the visionary, as was/is erik, imho, overall itís a positive deal
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: It's Alive! on October 26, 2018, 11:49:53 PM
The new big boss is quite the visionary, as was/is erik...

reminded of pete townshend and his wall of hiwatt amps
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 28, 2018, 11:44:48 AM
I like what I've seen behind the curtain. I believe it's a genuine joining of forces with a substantially shared vision and common goal.

I so hope you're right and seductive overtures mature long into a long beneficial relationship.

I aim to do whatever I can to keep the train on its track.

This alone should give skeptics -- like me -- buoyed hope.

I think lost and lonely CAD users should rejoice: the savior is born.

Given that you've never been one for hyperbole this is an amazing statement!

Thanks for chiming in Owen.

Imo, the acquisition removes some risks, such as being litigated out of existence.

Nodding.

But adds others, i.e. if the new boss wants a new perpetual revenue stream..

One of numerous concerns.

The new big boss is quite the visionary, as was/is erik, imho, overall itís a positive deal

Hope++

Thanks Daniel.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: rkmcswain on October 29, 2018, 12:03:49 PM
Hello all. I spoke with Rick Allen, Executive VP for Hexagon PPM (https://hexagonppm.com/leadership/rick-allen) last week at the conference and I definitely get the feeling that this is going to be good for BricsCAD and its users. I don't have any direct quotes at this time (and quite frankly some of it was off the record anyway), but I'm going to lean towards innocent until proven guilty for now.
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on October 29, 2018, 08:48:59 PM
If I didnít know all you guys Iíd be thinking "bullsh*t ó shill campaign", but youíre all good, reutable peeps so the news appears overwhelmingly good! Clearly Iím sleeping and this is but a dream.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Well there goes the neighborhood ...
Post by: MP on November 01, 2018, 10:16:45 AM
Quote from: Steve Johnson
Hexagon has been working very closely with Bricsys for nearly two years.

Well that's interesting!

Quote from: Steve Johnson
I think it will be very good for Bricsys. Very bad for Autodesk, too.

#nodding, #understatement

More at CADNauseam ... (https://www.cadnauseam.com/2018/11/01/hexagon-acquiring-bricsys-what-does-it-mean-for-the-future/)