MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING

Bricscad v11 for Linux

30 November 2010

Bricsys

The release of Bricscad Classic v11 for Linux has been announced by Bricsys. The new version for the Linux platform is the equivalent of Bricscad Classic v11 for Windows, released on 18 October.

This first upgrade version for the Linux platform supports a number of new features including dynamic input and dynamic dimensions – insertion of dynamic blocks and modification through the properties bar – midpoint snap, parallel snap and a 10 times performance boost for layout switching.

A couple of problems due to different implementation for the Linux platform have also been solved; namely PDF export, autosave and set focus on command line for GTK users. The success of the first release of Bricscad v10 for Linux in early September emphasised that Linux users were waiting for a professional CAD software based on the .dwg file format.

As a result, Bricsys received many support requests – in Bricscad Classic v11 for Linux, 60 support requests sent in by users are solved and implemented. A detailed list is published in the release notes coming with the new release. The few fixes done for LISP support were also important. These lift this API almost to the equivalent of what is available in Bricscad for Windows.

Bricsys has started to port its BRX API to Linux. This API, available for the Windows platform, is used now by more than 500 application developers to port their AutoCAD based applications to Bricscad and they will have soon access to the Linux platform for selling their existing applications.

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