PTC Q3 Results, Conf Call on Nov 3, 5PM ET

BOSTON, MA, Oct 25, 2021 – PTC will release its fiscal 2021 fourth quarter and full year results on Wednesday, November 3 after the stock market closes. Senior management will host a live webcast and conference call to review the results on Wednesday, November 3 at 5PM Eastern Time. The earnings press release, accompanying earnings presentation, and financial data tables will be accessible prior to the conference call and webcast on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at PTC Investor Relations.

What: PTC Fiscal Q4’21 Conference Call and Webcast

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 5:00PM (ET)

Webcast: https://investor.ptc.com/

Replay: To access the replay via webcast, please visit https://investor.ptc.com/.

About PTC

PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation – on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform.

For more information, visit www.ptc.com.

Trimble Releases Turnkey Autonomous Robotic Scanning

SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct 25, 2021 – Trimble announced the release of the Trimble X7 3D laser scanner and Trimble FieldLink software fully integrated with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot. This exclusive turnkey solution from Trimble, jointly developed with Boston Dynamics, facilitates autonomous operation on construction sites and takes advantage of the robot’s unique capabilities to navigate challenging, dynamic and potentially unsafe environments. Trimble’s 3D data capture technology, integrated with Spot, enables a continuous flow of information between the field and the office for consistent, on-going documentation of jobsite progress.

“The relationship between Trimble and Boston Dynamics is really special. Users don’t have to figure out the integration of the scanner. It also enables us to work with only one vendor,” said Thai Nguyen, director of Virtual Design and Construction, Hensel Phelps. “Using the X7 integrated with Spot lets us document changes on the jobsite and make important decisions in the field, rather than waiting hours or potentially days for the information to be relayed to our project staff. This allows us to make the best decisions as quickly as possible with the best information.”

“Our construction customers require turnkey solutions for autonomous jobsite documentation and analysis. Boston Dynamics’ strategic alliance with Trimble has allowed us to build that solution collaboratively by combining our strengths in robotics and construction, respectively,” said Brian Ringley, construction product manager at Boston Dynamics. “This unique integration is simply unprecedented—it’s never been easier to scan a jobsite, and the increased scanning frequency is creating new opportunities in automated project analysis and insight.”

The integration is focused on the automated capture of field construction data through the use of Trimble 3D capture technology and the Spot robot. The autonomous workflow for the X7 laser scanner uses fully integrated Spot robot controls in FieldLink software to create a predefined path of waypoints for Spot to follow and collect laser scans. The data collection missions can be scheduled to run on a regular and consistent basis for design validation and progress reporting. The advantage of this combination is increased efficiency and real-time, as-built data analysis in the field and in the office.

Laser scans collected using the X7 scanner and the Spot robot can be tied to a jobsite project coordinate system, as well as individual scan stations. The data is collected, and then made into a composite point cloud in real-time on the Trimble tablet controller before leaving the site. While performing autonomous operations, Spot’s docking station enables the in-field charging of batteries on both the robot and the X7 3D laser scanner, and also provides the continuous transfer of data through a Gigabit Ethernet connection to the office.

See Spot, Trimble FieldLink software and the Trimble X7 3D laser scanner at work with Hensel Phelps.

Availability

The complete solution includes the Trimble X7 3D laser scanner, Trimble FieldLink software, a ruggedized tablet controller, and Boston Dynamics’ Spot Enterprise robot with enhanced autonomy features, plus an integrated self-charging docking station for Spot and the X7 laser scanner. This turnkey package is now available through Trimble and select BuildingPoint distribution partners.

For more information, visit fieldtech.trimble.com/en/product/spot.

About Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is the global leader in developing and deploying highly mobile robots capable of tackling the toughest robotics challenges. Their robots are equipped with advanced mobility, dexterity and intelligence, enabling automation in unstructured or hard-to-traverse spaces, from industrial plants and construction sites, to distribution centers and warehouses. They have three robots in portfolio – Spot, Stretch and Atlas – as well as Pick, a computer vision-based robotics solution for logistics.

For more information, please visit www.bostondynamics.com.

About Trimble Construction

Trimble is developing technology, software and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble’s innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases and processes. Trimble’s Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble is enabling construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety, sustainability and deliver each project with confidence.

For more information, visit construction.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.

Trimble Q3 Results, Conf Call on Nov 3, 2PM PT

SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct 25, 2021 – Trimble will hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 2PM PT to review its third quarter 2021 results. The call will be broadcast live on the Web at http://investor.trimble.com. Investors without internet access may dial into the call at 844-817-7339 (U.S.) or 409-231-2959 (international). The passcode is 5058328.

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.

Balluff Offers Q08 Inductive Sensors with IO-Link

The newest addition to Balluff’s inductive sensor family comes in a Q08 block-style housing (8 x 8 mm) and with an IO-Link interface. They monitor, control and automate processes and status conditions while flush-mounted in metal, while also providing the benefits of IO-Link.

Q08 Inductive Sensors with IO-Link

IO-Link allows for important sensor parameters, such as switching cycles and operating temperature, to be sent to the controller. This condition monitoring provides insight into the process, allowing users to optimize performance of their machines, like using the data to determine preventative maintenance needs and improve efficiencies. IO-Link also allows for quick and easy connection and setup.

In addition to the output through IO-Link, a switching output is also available. With a switching frequency of 1200 Hz (SIO mode), these sensors are especially well-matched to applications that require high switching frequencies. Users can set the switchpoint after installation.

These Q08 block-style sensor join the M12 inductive sensors with IO-Link that Balluff already offers.

Features

  • Q08 block-style housing for tight mounting situations
  • IO-Link for quick, easy connection
  • Flexible switchpoint setting after installation
  • Cables with M08 and M12 connector available

For more information on Q08 inductive sensors, visit https://www.balluff.com/en/de/products/product-news-overview/product-news/inductive-sensor-in-q08-housing-now-with-io-link/.

About Balluff Inc.

Balluff Inc., the US subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.

ZWSOFT Releases GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct 25, 2021 – ZWSOFT today announced that the latest GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series add-ons are now fully compatible with ZWCAD 2022. With this productive combo, engineers and designers can convert raster files to vector ones and edit them in a familiar CAD environment.

Figure 1. GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series for ZWCAD 2022 is useful for converting old architectural files

Rapidly Open, Edit, and Save PDF Files

It can be tricky to deal with old scanned PDF files in CAD programs: native CAD functions like Xref and PDF Adjust only insert a PDF file as an underlay, which cannot fully satisfy your editing needs. But now, thanks to the new gPDFATTACH command, black-and-white scanned PDF files can be loaded into GTXRaster CAD 2022 applications. Hence, instead of re-drawing old files, you can now directly edit them in ZWCAD.

Besides, the new gPDFSAVE command gives you the ability to convert your old scanned images to output in DWG and allows you to edit and save your TIFF or CALS files to PDF format. You can also save multiple images as a single PDF file.

Enhanced Raster Editing

In addition to fast and accurate raster-to-vector conversion, the GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series is equipped with powerful raster editing features for both automatic image cleanup and restoration and therefore, helps you edit and save raster data efficiently. In particular, raster snap modes are now at your service, which means you can snap to raster objects just like using the Object Snap function for CAD objects.

Moreover, by virtue of the re-engineered rasterization engine, more raster objects such as blocks with attributes, angled texts and geometries, etc. can be converted into CAD entities correctly for further modification.

Figure 2. Complex raster topographic maps can be efficiently edited with GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series for ZWCAD 2022

More Operating Systems and Flexible Licensing

If you are using the 64-bit Windows 10/8.0/8.1 operating system, the latest GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series can be installed smoothly without security permission issues.

What’s more, no matter a single standalone user or multiple networked users, you can manage licenses flexibly with the newly added Package and Borrow license options.

“Our newest version, the GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series, allows the users to take advantage of newer Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit operating systems, improved PDF support, Package and Borrow Licensing options for their network environments, and much more. This software provides our customers with the most economical way to manage their archival files with ease,” concluded Mr. Andrew Ling, president and CEO of GTX Europe, Ltd.

Figure 3. Legacy drawings of mechanical parts can be reused with GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series for ZWCAD 2022

As Mr. Ling said, if you need to turn archived documents into CAD drawings, the efficient and budget-friendly GTXRaster CAD 2022 Series, including two product modules—GTXRaster CAD, and GTXRaster CAD PLUS can come in handy. They are available in English, French, and German for ZWCAD 2022 and ZWCAD Mechanical 2022. For more information about other useful features, please visit here.

About ZWSOFT

ZWSOFT CO., LTD. (Guangzhou) is a reliable and innovative engineering software provider with its flagship products ZWCAD and ZW3D. Committed to providing complete and seamless user experience to worldwide users with its all-in-one CAx solutions, ZWSOFT has continuously satisfied diverse needs of various industries such as AEC and MFG. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, its products and service have been proven by over 900,000 clients across 90 countries.

About GTX Europe, Ltd.

Founded in 1984, GTX Europe, Ltd. (Fareham, Hampshire, UK) has been recognized for its ability to incorporate the latest developments in artificial intelligence and neural network technology to keep its products at the forefront of data recognition and conversion solutions. The GTXRaster CAD and GTXImage CAD series of products provide state-of-the-art raster editing and automatic raster to CAD conversion.