Bricsys today released the BricsCAD V14 version for Linux. This is a historic day for the CAD community.
With V14 on Linux, BricsCAD is undoubtedly the most comprehensive CAD application on this planet that runs on the Linux platform.
Bricsys has pushed the envelope further by bringing BricsCAD V14 to Linux, inclusive of all the innovations that we saw in V14 for Windows - the Quad interface, Annotative scaling, Sheet Metal, Generative Drafting, all Mechanical menus and so on. This is not a watered-down, light-weight version created just to claim also-runs status, you get full featured Platinum capabilities on Linux.
Bricsys switched from Windows-based code to OS-neutral code about five years back. I remember the time when all MFC classes were being painstakingly migrated to WxWidgets. This was a strategic decision that has reaped huge benefits. Today, we see the results of this migration once again.
BricsCAD on Windows offers a modern, stable .dwg platform at a fraction of the price. Stability, compatibility and an overall lean footprint were key goals. It is heartening to see all of this achieved today in both Windows and Linux.
"I'm very proud of the development team who worked incredibly hard to bring so much new functionality into BricsCAD V14. We continue to deliver on our promise to unify 2D CAD and 3D direct modeling for .dwg on Linux." said Erik De Keyser, Bricsys CEO.
My entire team at DesignSense Software and I congratulate the Bricsys team for this achievement.
I reproduce some content from the Bricsys news release
- Generate associative 2D and 3D views and sections
- Automatically generate orthographic, isometric, and section views. The views are updated automatically when the 3D model changes.
- Sheet metal design
- Create 3D sheet metal parts by extruding 2D profiles and adding new flanges trough simple push/pull actions. Bends, junctions and reliefs are added automatically. The parts can be unfolded automatically and then exported as 2D .dwg or 2D .dxf files for use with CAM systems.
- QDim, MLeader, ConvertPoly, and HatchEdit commands for 2D drafting
- High-speed Lisp engine (FAST-COM)
- 30,000 3D Standard Parts library
- Helix and Sweep commands for 3D modeling
- New licensing engine for stand-alone, network, and volume licenses
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