Bricscad V10 Released

Yesterday Bricsys released Bricscad V10 and gave a facelift to their web site as well. At SYCODE, we have updated our Bricscad plug-ins to work with V10.

Ralph Grabowski noted that V10 looked no different from V9. In fact I believe there is a reason why quite a few things in V10 continue to remain the same. For example, V10 is still based upon DWGdirect 2.6, whereas the ODA released 2.7 way back in June. The user interface practically remains the same. The new features added are neat but by no means revolutionary. So what exactly has Bricsys being doing since the release of V9? Where have they been spending their development resources?

Bricsys CEO, Erik de Keyser, has gagged me from speaking further on this topic, but me being me, I would like to drop a hint. In my opinion, the difference between V9 and V10 is huge. Maybe not from a user’s point of view, but definitely the way I see it as a programmer. When Bricsys released V8, the first version to be based on the new DWGdirect platform, they started shipping a DLL called stdiov6.dll. This DLL continued to ship with V9. But in V10 it has mysteriously disappeared. The fact that Bricscad V10 no longer needs stdiov6.dll says something to me. Especially the “6” in stdiov6.dll.

I guess you don’t need to scratch your head for too long to figure this one.

  • Well, as I am not a programmer, rather a CAD user, I’m still scratching my head! 😛

    Does this DLL have anything to do with Visual Studio? According to Wikipedia, VS v6 was realeased 11 years ago. Were they still using that?

    BTW, Ralph Grabowski already mentioned some time ago that Bricscad have been moving their code to support other platforms (OS X and Linux), basing the UI on wxWidgets…

  • Norm C.

    Well, as I am not a programmer, rather a CAD user, I’m still scratching my head! 😛

    Does this DLL have anything to do with Visual Studio? According to Wikipedia, VS v6 was realeased 11 years ago. Were they still using that?

    BTW, Ralph Grabowski already mentioned some time ago that Bricscad have been moving their code to support other platforms (OS X and Linux), basing the UI on wxWidgets…

  • He! He! You are getting close.

    Note: Bricsys started using Visual Studio 8 in Bricscad V8 itself.

  • He! He! You are getting close.

    Note: Bricsys started using Visual Studio 8 in Bricscad V8 itself.

  • I give up. I’ll just have to hope you’re allowed to talk about it at some point. 😛

    What I would really like to see in V10 is better performance with large drawings or dwgs with large 3D models. Also, I’ve always found the shading lacking in all the Intellicad versions. Flat shading doesn’t cut it anymore. Come on it’s almos 2010 people! I think these two factors would help their adoption by Autocad users.

  • Norm C.

    I give up. I’ll just have to hope you’re allowed to talk about it at some point. 😛

    What I would really like to see in V10 is better performance with large drawings or dwgs with large 3D models. Also, I’ve always found the shading lacking in all the Intellicad versions. Flat shading doesn’t cut it anymore. Come on it’s almos 2010 people! I think these two factors would help their adoption by Autocad users.

  • Norm,

    I will sing, hopefully sooner than later.

    In fact, I have an opinion about the lack of large model support and shading. I will write it up as a post.

  • Norm,

    I will sing, hopefully sooner than later.

    In fact, I have an opinion about the lack of large model support and shading. I will write it up as a post.