Bricscad - GeoTools e-Newsletter # 106:


October 27, 2011
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V12 compatibility with Bricscad V12 ::

GeoTools V12 will run on Bricscad V12 Pro and Platinum versions but not (yet) with the Classic version. This is because of a DOSLIB compatibility issue with the underlying Teigha libraries used in Bricscad V12.

Background: GeoTools depends on DOSLIB DRX/BRX files for several essential system-support and related functions. In Bricscad V12 Pro and Platinum, there is no problem and we have DOSLIB BRX modules which are compatible. For the Classic version of V12, we do not yet have a compatible module to DOSLIB which will run on V12 Classic.

Prior to V12, Bricscad was using the old DwgDirect libraries version 2.06. This enabled DRX files to be loaded in Bricscad. From V12 onwards, a new Teigha library v3.05 is used in Bricscad. This means that old DRX files can no longer run on Bricscad V12 and need to be recompiled using the TX SDK 3.05 from the ODA website ( ). The extension of such files will be .TX and not .DRX anymore. We are now working with McNeel Associates to get an updated version of the DOSLIB.TX for Bricscad V12 Classic. Until such time, you can use GeoTools only with the Pro and Platinum versions of Bricscad V12.

With the earlier Bricscad V11, GeoTools V12 will run with the Classic version as well.

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