Bricscad - GeoTools e-Newsletter # 34:


May 19, 2010
Bangalore, India

Some interesting news:

Global Force Direct (GFD) who have been the resellers for Bricscad software in India for the past 9 months are no longer associated with Bricscad and cease to be Bricscad India resellers. All existing Bricscad users who have purchased the software from GFD will now be handled by us. As per an agreement of understanding reached between GFD and Coordinate Systems, we had divided the verticals between us. Coordinate Systems was handling all Bricscad sales in the geographic data domains like GIS, mapping, surveying, utilities and so on. GFD was handling Bricscad sales in all other CAD domains. Now, with GFD withdrawing from India, Coordinate Systems is the solereseller for Bricscad for the entire country and across all domains.

In an interesting development, GFD is now promoting the 'Made-In- China' ZWCAD software in India, which is IntelliCAD-based. We wish them good luck.

One of the most important activity in Bricsys over the past year or more has been the development of the native Linux version of Bricscad. It is now available in Beta and works pretty well. Lisp/Visual Lisp is fully supported and this makes GeoTools a ready candidate for running on the Linux version of Bricscad. We plan to begin testing GeoTools on Linux in the coming months and release GeoTools for Linux as soon as we can. This is a feat that neither AutoCAD nor ZWCAD or any other IntelliCAD-based clone can boast about. The Linux based Bricscad is is yet another path-breaking development from Bricsys that will help you lower your per-seat cost even further by way of reduced operating system software costs. Ideal for large-number-of-seats CAD deployment with minimal investment.

In my last post, I explained a set of three FREEWARE tools in GeoTools (for AutoCAD and Bricscad) which would enable you to edit AutoCAD Map object data using Bricscad software. With this, we showed you a way to lower your CAD costs by enabling AutoCAD Map tasks with Bricscad seats. The Linux project only carries this thought process further and is a sign of good things to come.

To summarize, you need to adopt and adapt the following migration to experience the benefits of lower-cost, newer-technology offerings. You modernize your CAD, legalize your seats and lower your operating costs, all in one go.

And how? Here is the roadmap:

- Replace AutoCAD with Bricscad
- Replace Windows with Linux
- Replace AutoCAD Map with Bricscad
- Replace expensive CAD verticals/add-ons with GeoTools

And, we are making the fourth item even more sweeter for you. Until June 30, 2010, you will receive a license of GeoTools V11 software FREE for every license of Bricscad Pro that you buy from us. With GeoTools, you get about 260+ power tools that every CAD user wants but what every CAD vendor forgot to add in the native CAD platform.

So, if you are sitting on the fence waiting to make (or not to make) the decision to buy Bricscad, now is the time. Do feel free to reach me any time for any clarification or questions that you may have. Or you may engage this group in a debate to discuss matters that are relevant to you and to this group.

Download GeoTools V11 at the URL shown below:

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Prices summary:

- Bricscad Pro + GeoTools bundle: Rs. 30000/= only
- GeoTools V11 single license: Rs. 8000/= only

- GeoTools V11 single user license: USD 199

Attractive multiple license discounts.

Thank you for your continued support.
Important note: While all of GeoTools commands are tested quite extensively before they are released, it is humanly impossible to test- run it under every different data type or operating environment. In the event that you notice any GeoTools command not functioning as expected, please bring it to our notice as soon as possible. We will attend to it and fix the problem as soon as possible.

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