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Bricsys® is a global provider of dwg engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD® brand. With relentless commitment to the success of the BricsCAD community, Bricsys is focused on providing an industrial strength CAD software platform and industry leading support at a compelling price to customers in the AEC, GIS, civil engineering, process and power, and mechanical CAD markets. Founded in 2002, Bricsys is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance.

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Bricsys Announces Immediate Availability of BricsCAD V13

Oct 15, 2012 BricsCADV13

Leading Unified CAD Software Platform Introduces Assembly Modeling for the Mechanical CAD Market

Ghent, Belgium and Merrimack, NH, USA – October 15, 2012 – Bricsys, a global provider of dwg engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD® brand, today announced the immediate availability of BricsCAD V13 for the Windows® operating system.
This release further extends the BricsCAD software with new 2D features and with assembly modeling for the mechanical CAD market. This functionality will also be externalized through APIs to support the BricsCAD partner community in the development of new value-added solutions.

“With BricsCAD we provide our customers with a single dwg-based CAD platform to take care of all their design needs from simple 2D drafting to advanced 3D direct modeling. No need to buy and learn new or companion products, no need for time consuming conversions … just one unified CAD solution,” said Erik De Keyser, Bricsys CEO. “Under today’s tough economic circumstances enterprises want to streamline their software purchases and are looking for vendors to deliver solid functionality and quality support at compelling prices, and that’s exactly where we excel.”

New functionality in BricsCAD V13 includes:

  • Assembly Modeling to model complex products, building on the 3D direct modeling and constraints functionality of V12:
    • Organization of .dwg files in hierarchical structures of mechanical components
    • Top-level or bottom-level components used in the drawing are automatically generated and updated in the Bill of Materials (BOM)
    • Assembly Constraints allow for the addition of 3D constraints between faces and edges of different mechanical components
  • Kinematic Analysis allows for moving or rotating parts of a model to solve real-time forward and inverse kinematic problems
  • A series of new commands, functions, dialogs and features for improved 2D drafting, including sheet set manager, array dialog, several printing extensions including background printing, autocomplete for the command line, support for multi-lines including snapping and grip-editing, the worksets command for working with named groups of drawings, and the use of expressions to define 2D constraint dimensions
  • The Powerdimensions module to add extra functionality for dimensioning 2D Mechanical CAD drawings 
  • Support for multithreaded display generation, an important step forward for actual as well as future performance improvements

Third Party Solutions

BricsCAD is not only powerful CAD software but also a full-fledged CAD development platform, which application developers can use to create value-added solutions. A worldwide network of more than 700 Application Developers is using the standard APIs of the BricsCAD platform (LISP, DCL, VBA/COM, .NET, BRX) to develop value-added solutions targeted at specific industries or disciplines. Several hundred of these solutions across some twenty categories are now available through the Store on the Bricsys website, with many more to be added over the coming months.

Available Now

The English language versions of the BricsCAD V13 software, including the no charge 30 day trial version, are available for immediate delivery, and can be downloaded from the Bricsys website or obtained from a BricsCAD sales point in one of more than 70 countries worldwide. Translated versions in more than 15 languages as well as the 64-bit version of the software will be made available over the coming weeks.

Pricing for the different editions of BricsCAD V13 ranges from €330/$420 to €845/$985. For more information or a list of BricsCAD sales points in your area, please email your request to sales@bricsys.com.

 

About Bricsys

Bricsys® is a global provider of dwg engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD® brand. With relentless commitment to the success of the BricsCAD community, Bricsys is focused on providing an industrial strength CAD software platform and industry leading support at a compelling price to customers in the AEC, GIS, civil engineering, process and power, and mechanical CAD markets. Founded in 2002, Bricsys is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance. For additional information about Bricsys, visit www.bricsys.com.

About BricsCAD

BricsCAD® is the powerful CAD software and development platform unifying the familiar feature set of native dwg with advanced 2D tools and intelligent 3D direct modeling on Windows and Linux. The software allows design, engineering and manufacturing professionals to enter the world of 3D direct modeling without the need to leave their familiar dwg environment, and this at a compelling price.

BricsCAD provides application developers with the software platform and broad suite of standard APIs required to deliver advanced solutions to cost conscious customers in the AEC, GIS, civil engineering, process & power, and mechanical CAD markets. Available in more than 15 languages, with more than 150K licenses sold and with hundreds of Third Party solutions, BricsCAD is so much more than an alternative. For more information about BricsCAD, visit www.bricsys.com/BricsCAD.