Bricscad - GeoTools e-Newsletter # 46:


October 27, 2010
Bangalore, India

*** Bricscad V11 released ***

Bricscad V11 (English) was released for the Windows operating system about two weeks back and is available for download. Some of the new features of Bricscad are listed below:

Bricscad V11 Features summary:

New Features
- Dynamic Blocks editing
- Rendering Engine
- PDF underlay
- Super fast lay-out switching
- New style grips and dynamic input
- Layer preview
- Regeneration performance improvement
- Memory usage decreased with 15%
- Programmable mouse buttons

Key Features:

- Highly compatible with DWG 2010 file format
- Support for DWG versions 2.5 to 2010
- Full ACIS (3D solids) modeling (Windows only)
- Associative Dimensions
- Reference Edit
- Powerful Drawing Explorer
- Consolidated Settings Manager
- Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) (Windows only)
- Fast LISP engine with +450 VLAX functions support
- Highly compatible ADS/SDS API (Windows only)
- Highly compatible COM API (Windows only)
- BRX/ARX support (Windows only)

As you can see from the list above, a completely new Rendering Engine, support for use of Dynamic Blocks, PDF underlays are some of the key features.

Support for large DWG files: Another important discovery I made during my tests is that Bricscad V11 opens large DWG files much more easily than Bricsad V10. Opening a 245 MB DWG file in Bricscad V10 used to be a Herculean task; it can be done without any performance issues in Bricscad V11. This is bound to bring relief to a large number of users who have been facing difficulties when working with large DWG files in Bricscad. Feel free to share your Bricscad V11 experience.

Read more about all this in my blog:

Thank you for your continued support.
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