Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 17:38 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux Finally Bricsys has released the official version of Bricscad V10 for Linux. Linux users now have very capable desktop CAD software able to handle the DWG file format. From Bricscad website: "Bricsys is the first to release a .dwg based CAD software for Linux users. Bricsys NV, the developer of Bricscad, announced today that Bricscad V10 for Linux is now available. Bricscad V10 is the first .dwg based CAD platform available for the Linux Operating System. Bricscad V10, the leading alternative CAD platform for the .dwg file format, continues to offer freedom of choice to the CAD and Engineering community."
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re: Autocad being old and outdated...
by Tuishimi on Wed 8th Sep 2010 00:40 UTC
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

I've worked in institutions that remain WAYYYY behind in software (including OS) versions. If there is no immediate need or compelling reason to upgrade their software, they simply don't.

Banking institutions are pretty notorious for not wanting to change once some framework is in place. They only upgrade when they are told the software they are running will no longer be supported by the company who made it. And even then they will resort to in-house support (at least they used to, I've been out of that industry for awhile now).

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My point being any apps that support older formats would be welcomed I am sure.

Edited 2010-09-08 00:41 UTC

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Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

Sometimes, it's a healthy approach to take. An old software has been tested and patched several for several years, there are no surprise bugs that could affect the daily operation of the company.

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