Bricscad Linux v12 Classic, Pro, Platinum Edition released 23 februari 2012
Bricsys NV, the developer of Bricscad for design professionals, today announced the release of Bricscad V12 for the Linux operating system. All three editions Classic, Pro, and Platinum bring to the Linux world powerful 3D modeling and CAD API programming equal to the Bricsys product line running on Windows. Bricsys simultaneously announced no price increase for Bricscad V12 Linux, and that it plans to release the entire Bricscad V12 suite on Mac OSX in the second half of 2012.
New in Briscad V12 for Linux
All editions of the new Bricscad V12 for Linux software feature a 2D constraint solver as powerful as that found in much more expensive CAD packages. Users are able to attach many kinds of constraints to 2D elements, including perpendicular, parallel, and concentric.
Other improvements common to all editions include the ability to trim hatches, add custom hatch patterns, define page setups, generate live section planes, and model in 2D and 3D with visual styles. An improved raster engine allows GIS applications to smoothly zoom and pan very large bitmaps.
New In Bricscad V12 Pro Edition
The Pro edition of Bricscad V12 for Linux offers powerful 3D direct modeling, the modern way to design products in 3D, together with dynamic dimensions to allow fast and accurate modeling operations. Users are able to toggle smoothly between 2D and 3D design modes switching between familiar environments and direct modeling operations.
A new intuitive user interface element called the “Quad Cursor” allows users to create and edit 3D models with a minimum of clicks. Hovering the cursor over edges, faces, and solids highlights them instantly, and makes available at cursor buttons for direct operations, such as push-pull, rotate, and chamfer all in real time. In addition, users can perform 3D operations in real-time rendered visual modes.
New in Bricscad V12 Platinum Edition
The Platinum edition of Bricscad V12 for Linux contains everything found in the Pro edition, and adds a revolutionary 3D constraint solver for .dwg based modeling. Users are able to add 3D constraints to edges, faces, and many kinds of solid primitives. A constraint control panel lists the constraints, and users are able to view constraints in the model simply by selecting them in the panel.
In addition, the Platinum edition importantly protects users against over constrained models. It also includes a design intent detector, which can analyze repetitive operations on elements, detect the intentions of users, and apply the appropriate operation automatically.
"Through our contacts with Linux users, we have come to understand their strong need for a professional 3D engineering solution,” explained Erik De Keyser, CEO of Bricsys. “The release of Bricscad V12 Pro and Platinum makes it clear that we have made this happen.
“Together with the many APIs we released for Linux over the last twelve months, we achieved our goal of creating the building blocks for a real .dwg based engineering platform for Linux,” he added. “By bringing the powerful capabilities of Bricscad V12 to Linux users, we reconfirm our commitment to fully supporting this market.”