Hans de Backer, Head of Product Development at Bricsys started off his presentation giving a brief run-down of what was added in Bricscad V11.
He then moved on to new features in V12 and the first slide showed the quad menu. The QUAD is the central feature and the most visible icon of all direct modeling operations in Bricscad v12.
Here is a list of some of the new stuff that has been added to V12:
- The QUAD cursor menu is central to many editing operations in direct modeling and constraints.
- Direct modeling is now possible in Bricscad.
- Menus re-organized to make it more intuitive and shorter - to prevent Up and Down arrows from appearing in long pull-down menus.
- Tool palettes are now available in V12
- Teigha 3.5, the new ODA library was used, migrated from the older 2.6 version - It took 10 developers 8 months to do it. A significant improvement that also resulted in over 1800 fixes to the libraries being reported back to ODA.
- New SECTIONPLANE command that is dynamic and updates the results upon change in source (unlike the old SECTION command). Section planes can be saved to blocks.
- Visual Styles and Page Setups will save a lot of time in drawing management and plotting operations.
- New PDF library based on FlySDK engine
- Trimming of hatch patterns
- New raster engine, based on the multi-resolution Vondle viewer - allows to import much larger bitmaps, mush faster.
A comparision of the user interface between V12 (L) and V11 (R)
Teigha 3.5 is the name of the new ODA library that V12 uses.
Parallelization is still work in progress and expected to be fully functional during the life-cycle of V12.