Seattle, USA and Ghent, Belgium September 8, 2009 - Robert McNeel & Associates, and Bricsys NV together announce that McNeel’s highly successful DOSlib software - formerly only available for AutoCAD - now also can be downloaded and used - free of charge - for the latest version of Bricscad.
Since many years DOSlib is a highly popular software, completing LISP capabilities for AutoCAD. It is a library of AutoLISP-callable functions that provides a variety of Windows operating system capabilities to AutoCAD. Written as an AutoCAD® ObjectARX application, DOSlib extends the AutoLISP programming language by providing a multitude of extra functionality.
Thanks to Bricsys' BRX code compatible API, DOSlib is now successfully ported to Bricscad V9.3 and will serve the fast growing application portfolio for Bricscad and its users community.
"The availability of DOSlib 8.0 was high ranked on our users' wish list - Erik De Keyser, CEO of Bricsys says. " We are excited that Robert McNeel & Associates made this available to our community. It contributes again to the interoperability between AutoCAD and Bricscad. McNeel deserves our highest estimate for constantly upgrading and providing DOSlib free of charge for all these years now".
Robert McNeel comments: "With growing interest we are following Bricscad for a while now. Porting DOSlib finally to Bricscad was little or no effort. The Bricsys team provided us with regular BRX updates. We just had to recompile our code once and a while and send back the generated reports. Today all required BRX functions are there. From now on we only have to maintain one source code stream for both AutoCAD and Bricscad. As we provide DOSlib for free, this is of course a welcome advantage."
Founded in 1980, McNeel is a privately-held, employee-owned company with sales and support offices and affiliates in Seattle, Boston, Miami, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Rome, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, and Shanghai with more than 700 dealers, distributors, OEMs, and training centers around the world.
For more than 20 years the focus has been on developing and publishing specialty software for designers, engineers, and fabricators, and their related support staff.
The company’s strategy is to manage resources by focusing on client satisfaction. All products include a 100% satisfaction guarantee. McNeel is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance. The two most known McNeel products are Rhinoceros®, - free form modeling software, and Accurender®, raytrace and radiosity rendering software.
For more information about Robert McNeel & Associates: www.mcneel.com
Bricsys is a global provider of engineering software through its network of 70 offices on four continents. The product portfolio consists of Bricscad 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.
Wherever they are on the globe, customers can communicate support requests directly to the Bricsys support team around the clock. Every month, Bricsys transparently reports to its customers on the status and development of its software products. Bricsys is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to the interoperability in the engineering industry.
For more information about Bricsys: www.bricsys.com