CAD package benefits from additional features

Paul Boughton
Bricsys is releasing Bricscad V11 for Windows, the latest edition of this popular CAD package for working with .dwg files. With Bricscad V11, Bricsys says it is adding numerous key features.
According to Bricsys, Bricscad's level of .dwg compatibility, together with the availability of a growing number of third-party applications (currently more than 160) makes Bricscad the best alternative to other .dwg packages.
Bricscad V11 includes support for editing dynamic blocks; dynamic blocks can be inserted from existing Dynamic Blocks Libraries, and properties and constraints can be adjusted in the Properties Bar. PDF files can be used as an underlay and Bricscad V11 enables snapping to the geometry of the PDF entities. Bricscad V11 also has a useful Layer Preview; in the layer section of the Drawing Explorer, the content of each layer displays in the Preview pane.
The Graphical User Interface is now enhanced with support for new style Grips, Dynamic Input and Dynamic Dimensions. This is a significant improvement in the interface and makes drawing in Bricscad more direct and more dynamic.
Bricscad V11 Pro benefits from the powerful Redway3D rendering engine, allowing rendering in permanent mode. This rendering technology is said to be one of the fastest in the industry. Lights and materials can be defined in the Drawing Explorer, and settings to define materials allow detailed fine-tuning.
Erik De Keyser, CEO of Bricsys, states: "With Bricscad V11 we continue to add value for our hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Thanks to the wide acceptance of our APIs in the application community we can offer now an unmatched range of functionality in all the main disciplines of engineering. Our focus is the balance between compatibility, performance and price."
Bricscad V11 Classic for Linux is on its way and will be released very shortly. It will contain all the same new features as the Bricscad V11 Classic for Windows version. eBridge will also be available for Bricscad V11 for Linux users.
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