Gent Belgium and Merrimack NH USA, May 12, 2010 – Bricsys NV, the developer of Bricscad, announced today that the beta version of Bricscad V10 for LINUX is now available.
Bricscad V10 is recognized as the number 1 alternative CAD platform for the DWG file format. Until now, the software was available only for the Windows operating system. Since January 2010, a select number of users have tested several alpha releases of a version native to Linux. Today, Bricscad V10 for Linux is sufficient stable and has enough functionality to be released to the public as beta software.
Bricscad V10 for Linux is the most advanced CAD platform available on the Linux market. The beta version of Bricscad V10 for Linux contains the complete DCL and LISP APIs. Existing applications and customizations written for Windows-based Bricscad and/or AutoCAD® using these APIs can run on Bricscad V10 for Linux without modification.
“This release opens the door to Linux for the engineering community,” said Erik De Keyser, CEO of Bricsys. “This is the result of well-considered strategic steps and years of hard work in the overall development of Bricscad. The strong demand and enthusiasm on our forum has been a drive for our team.”
Initially, Bricscad will support two Linux flavors, Red Hat and Ubuntu. Those wishing to try out Bricscad V10 for Linux can download the software for test purposes from www.bricsys.com.The first commercial version will be released at the end of June, 2010.
Through its network of 70 offices, Bricsys NV is a global provider of engineering software on four continents. The product portfolio consists of Bricscad design software and Vondle, an extended SaaS platform.
Bricscad is the powerful DWG-alternative CAD platform that enables DWG-based applications to serve the growing markets of GIS, AEC, mechanical CAD, and civil engineering. Bricsys products are available in 14 languages, with more languages in development.
Every month, Bricsys transparently reports to its customers on the status and development of its software products. Wherever they are around the globe, customers can communicate support requests directly to the Bricsys support team around the clock.
Bricsys is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to the interoperability in the engineering industry. For more information about Bricsys, contact www.bricsys.com.