Name: BricsCAD Platinum
Released: Apr 14th, 2017
Developer: Menhirs NV
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.9.5 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: K'ed (AMPED)
Web Site: https://www.bricsys.com/en_INTL/bricscad/
Fully-featured and powerful CAD design platform that targets specific industries and brings to the table a set of standard APIs for C++, LIPS, VBA, and .Net
BricsCAD Platinum is a fully featured cross-platform CAD solution that provides you with all the tools you need for advanced 2D design and 3D direct modeling, and is meant to be an affordable alternative for the well-renowned AutoCAD application.
Also, BricsCAD Platinum features a similarly laid-out interface to many other CAD design apps out there, with an all-encompassing toolbar on top of its main window that offers you quick access to the most used features and tools.
Easy to use and comprehensive CAD designer
Furthermore, BricsCAD Platinum makes it even easier to work with via its “look-from” widget that accurately indicates your current point of view direction, and can be manipulated by clicking the little arrow buttons surrounding the chair figurine.
What’s more, the BricsCAD Platinum app comes with support for multiple tabs and therefore it makes it easy for you to open, switch between, and work with multiple CAD projects at once.
Its “Quad cursor” feature makes it a hoot to work with CAD elements
Another worth mentioning feature is the fact that BricsCAD Platinum bundles an “intelligent Quad cursor” which takes the place of popular editing entities, and has the potential to boost your productivity, by intuitively adjusting to either 2D or 3D workflows.
The Quad cursor can also be used to modify the shape and dimensions of certain CAD elements, manipulate solid materials, subtract, push and pull textures.
One other handy capability is the fact that BricsCAD Platinum provides you with an inbult “Hotkey Assistant” tool that enables you to toggle between edges and face selection modes.
Comes with support for the most popular CAD formats and has cloud sharing capabilities
As you would expect from a comprehensive CAD design software, BricsCAD Platinum offers support for the most popular CAD formats namely DWG, DWF, DXF. Last but not least, BricsCAD Platinum has Chapoo compatibility, allowing you to manage your drawing projects and share them with your co-workers or collaborators.
All in all, BricsCAD Platinum comes across as a complete and powerful CAD solution with many uses in a wide array of fields such as civil engineering, architecture design, GIS, mechanical CAD, and AEC solutions, and many more.
What's new in BricsCAD Platinum 17.1.21-1
April 14th, 2017
・The Getstarted dialog is no longer displayed when opening a drawing from Finder.
・When using the LAYOUT command with option "Template", it now opens the file selection dialog on the location of the TEMPLATEPATH variable. The default filetype preset has been changed to .dwt.
・Simplified pdf options by removing user preference "PdfPolygonFillRule": the Odd-Even filling rule is always used as it gives best results.
・Improved application responsiveness by decreasing the maximal possible number of pre-calculated reference planes and dynamic dimensions in the commands DMPUSHPULL and BIMDRAG.
・Redesigned the publish dialog providing direct control of PDF output settings.
・Added SAVEFILEFOLDER command to open the SAVEFILEPATH location in a file browser.
・The Bricscad secondary applications (Profile manager, PC3 editor and Plot Style editor) are now available as standalone applications in bricscad.app/Contents/Applications
・Rigid Set constraint is not erased anymore when an entity it includes is erased.
・Constraints are recalculated automatically upon switching DMAUTOUPDATE setting to ON.
・Fixed a crash when appending panels to the Ribbon.
・In etransmit, when creating a zip file with the option "Keep files and folders as is", a temporary directory could not be deleted.
FILE PERMISSIONS ON SAVE:
・When saving a modified drawing, file permissions were always reset to the default permissions of a new file, dictated by UMASK.
GETSTARTED In the GETSTARTED:
・dialog, the checkbox "Don't show this window again" was not obeyed.
LISP CLOSE DOC:
・BricsCAD crashed while closing drawings in the per-document lisp cleanup.
・Default name of a new drawing was not translatable.
・When opening the context menu in the mtext editor an error message was displayed preventing the menu to be displayed.
・"Width Factor", "Oblique Angle", "Character Spacing" parameters could not be decreased with the spin control.
・The bold and italic font properties didn't work. They work now for fonts that have bold/italic correspondents installed.
・Import and export of user profiles has been fixed so profiles can be exchanged on OS X.
・Adjusted font size for the Quad on Linux and OS X.
・RIBBONBAR is now always resizable to allow more control over what categories are collapsed.
・BricsCAD could crash when constraints were being deleted. We could not reproduce but robustness of related code has been improved.