AutoCAD-Based, DWG Applications Now Run on Bricscad18 Jan, 2009
Bricscad v9's DWG-compatible APIs allow CAD programs to carry out specialized operations for specific disciplines.
Bricsys, a provider of engineering software, announced that the first group of professional CAD applications has been ported from AutoCAD to Bricscad v9.
The initial group consists of 34 applications in the engineering domains of AEC, mechanical design, civil engineering, and GIS. Bricsys expects to add another 100 applications within six months.
Bricscad v9 contains a set of DWG-compatible APIs (application-programming interfaces), including LISP, COM, SDS, and BRX, that allow CAD programs to carry out specialized operations for specific disciplines. The APIs allow developers and end-users to port their extensions and applications from AutoCAD to Bricscad v9 without modifying the source code.