Interesting evolution: Bricscad independent from IntelliCAD

According to a mailing I received from AECCafe, Belgian CAD developer, Bricsys, announced that their Bricscad software, an alternative to AutoCAD to produce DWG files, has been rewritten to be completely independent of the IntelliCAD source from which they started. They are not a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium anymore.

An important aspect of the Bricscad platform, is the possibility for extensions through the API, and of course, AutoCAD DWG compatibility, through the ODA libraries, but without the price-tag of AutoCAD.

As a result of this transition, future versions of BricsCAD will also be ported to Linux (currently in testing) and OSX (end 2010). But until then, the software only runs on Windows.

Info on http://www10.aeccafe.com/nbc/articles/view_article.php?section=CorpNews&articleid=786652 and of course on the Bricsys website.