We are going to split GeoTools into two products - GeoTools and CADPower, both for the AutoCAD and Bricscad platforms.
From 1999, the year since GeoTools was first made available for AutoCAD, it offered specific tools for the geo-data and civil users.
Over time, the software accumulated so many tools that we also started calling it as a general purpose productivity tool for CAD.
Today, we have over 275+ tools in GeoTools, many of which are purely general CAD task tools and have nothing to do with geo- and civil.
In its new avatar, the new GeoTools will contains tools that are relevant to the GIS, geography and Civil users only. This will also enable us to grow GeoTools and strengthen its position as a useful civil add-on for CAD. We know there is still a long way to go but we are on our way.
All other general productivity tools will move over to CADPower, the name for the new CAD productivity add-on for Bricscad and AutoCAD.
As for pricing, the USD 219 that is currently the price of a single-user license of GeoTools will be split between the two products in a ratio to be determined at the time of launch.
There will be a small overlap in the functions between GeoTools and CADPower i.e some commands will be contained both in GeoTools and CADPower.
Existing users of GeoTools will receive FREE licenses of CADPower at no extra cost.
Users in India who purchase Bricscad from us will now receive a FREE license of CADPower for Bricscad, and not GeoTools.