GeoTools e-Newsletter # 336:

  
 


January 28, 2013
Bangalore, India

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**** Headlines Today:

- CADPower review by Ralph Grabowski

- Category based licensing for GeoTools and CADPower

- Bricsys announces BricsCAD V13 for Linux

- Lisp benchmarks: AutoCAD, BricsCAD and ZWCAD+

- ZWCAD+ review by Rakesh Rao

News in detail:

- CADPower review by Ralph Grabowski

We are pleased to state that renowned CAD journalist, author and industry expert Ralph Grabowski has reviewed our CADPower software on www.caddigest.com.

You can read the complete review of CADPower software at this URL: http://www.caddigest.com/exclusive/Four_Dimension/010313_cadpower_for_autocad_and_bricscad.htm

- Category based licensing for GeoTools and CADPower

Starting with the V 13.12 of GeoTools and CADpower, you can now purchase a license for each category of GeoTools or CADPower tools individually. Category-based licensing allows you to selectively pay for only the tools categories you require and no more. The category-based licensing replaces the erstwhile 'MyGeoTools' custom tool that has now been discontinued.

Read more about it here: http://rakeshrao.typepad.com/work_smarter_geotools/2013/01/category-based-licensing-for-cadpower-geotools.html

- Bricsys announces BricsCAD V13 for Linux

On January 8, 2013, Bricsys officially announced the availability of BricsCAD V13 for the Linux platform. With BricsCAD V13 now available on the Linux platform, you can do all this for the first time in BricsCAD under Linux:

~ Assembly Modeling to model complex products
~ Kinematic Analysis allows for moving or rotating parts of a model to solve real-time forward and inverse kinematic problems
~ A series of new commands, functions, dialogs and features for improved 2D drafting.

Read more about it in the official press release which is contained in this blog post:

http://rakeshrao.typepad.com/work_smarter_geotools/2013/01/press-release-bricsys-announces-availability-of-bricscad-v13-for-linux-.html

- Lisp benchmarks: AutoCAD, BricsCAD and ZWCAD+

We do not need to tell this to you. BricsCAD Lisp has always been the fastest. Here is some solid proof to back it up with. http://rakeshrao.typepad.com/work_smarter_geotools/2013/01/lisp-benchmarks-ac-bc-zc-nc.html

We tested the A, B and Z CAD software of the .dwg CAD world. I hope to test some more .dwg platforms and publish more results in the future.

- ZWCAD+ review by Rakesh Rao

I had the opportunity and pleasure of reviewing ZWCAD+, the newest software release from ZWSOFT Design Limitd of China. Like BricsCAD, and unlike the older ZWCAD, this new ZWCAD+ is not an IntelliCAD based software. It is developed from ground up as a stand-alone CAD software. A great effort indeed. It appeared to me a good 2d drafting platform, without 3d, solids, rendering, modeling, sheet sets and many more missing things.

The review was made on behalf of www.caddigest.com and you can read all about it here:

http://www.caddigest.com/exclusive/ZWCAD/011413_how_new_zwcad_differs_from_older_zwcad.htm

*** More info:

Blog: http://rakeshrao.typepad.com

*** Direct download URLs:

GeoTools for AutoCAD:

** English: http://www.4d-technologies.com/geotools/download/geotools_en.exe
** German: http://www.4d-technologies.com/de/geotools/download/geotools_de.exe
** Spanish: http://www.4d-technologies.com/es/geotools/download/geotools_es.exe

CADPower for AutoCAD:

** English: http://www.4d-technologies.com/cadpower/download/cadpower_en.exe
** German: http://www.4d-technologies.com/de/cadpower/download/cadpower_de.exe
** Spanish: http://www.4d-technologies.com/es/cadpower/download/cadpower_es.exe

GeoTools for BricsCAD:

** English: http://www.coordsys.com/geotools/download/geotools_bricscad_en.exe
** German: http://www.coordsys.com/geotools/download/geotools_bricscad_de.exe
** Spanish: http://www.coordsys.com/geotools/download/geotools_bricscad_es.exe

CADPower for BricsCAD:

** English: http://www.coordsys.com/cadpower/download/cadpower_bricscad_en.exe
** German: http://www.coordsys.com/cadpower/download/cadpower_bricscad_de.exe
** Spanish: http://www.coordsys.com/cadpower/download/cadpower_bricscad_es.exe

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