Name: BricsCAD Platinum
Developer: Menhirs NV
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10.5 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: https://www.bricsys.com/
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 188.8.131.52
April 13th, 2018
In the Block definition dialog, the description field was too small to fit a single line of text.
Zoom by single/double finger scroll on a magic mouse was broken.
Decreased default zoomfactor, it was overly sensitive.
Added 3drotate by pressing shift:
Without shift, dual finger moves that simultaneously pinch/pan/rotate, will result respectively in zooming/translation/2d rotation.
While pressing shift, simultaneous pinch/pan results in zooming/sphere translation or 3d rotation, and touchpad rotations are ignored.