Bricscad V10 for Linux has been released and is now available for download. Bricscad is recognized as the number one alternative CAD platform for the DWG file format. It is the most advanced CAD platform available for Linux and it now provides the engineering community with another operating platform - Linux.
There is a special introductory offer on Bricscad-Linux pricing:
- Bricscad Classic All-In, with Subscription (Linux) $385 (INR 18500/= only in India)
- Bricscad Classic (Linux) $275 (INR 13200/= only in India)
Promotion valid until the end of September 2010.
Today, Bricscad for Linux is available in English. We expect all other language versions to be available in the coming weeks. You can already order your language version of Bricscad now, get started on the English version and switch to your preferred language version the moment it's made available. Please check our download pages regularly for the availability of specific language versions.
The functionality of Bricscad for Linux is very similar to the functionality of Bricscad Classic for Windows. For a complete comparison between the different Bricscad versions, click here.
Bricscad V10 for Linux contains the complete LSP and DCL API's. Existing applications and customizations that use these APIs and have been written for Windows-based Bricscad and/or AutoCAD® can run on Bricscad V10 for Linux without modification.
Fedora, OpenSuse and Ubuntu are supported, other flavors will probably work but are not tested / supported.
More at the Bricsys website: www.bricsys.com
This brings us to the next question. When will GeoTools run on Bricscad for Linux? The fact that GeoTools is almost entirely based on Lisp means that we should be able to port it on Linux pretty soon. But we have a few challenges to overcome. Parts of it (like the doslib routines) are written in BRX and they are third-party libraries. Our software licensing and a number of system functions management are based on these BRX calls. As soon as we sort these issues, GeoTools for Linux will be a reality!