Further to DraftSight’s announcement of an imminent Linux port, CAD software developer Bricsys has announced a native Linux release of their commercial CAD software Briscad.

Software, it seems, is like buses: you wait ages for one and then two come along at once.

.dwg editing for Linux

Bricscad touts itself as ‘the leading alternative CAD platform for the .dwg file format’ that ‘continues to offer freedom of choice to the CAD and Engineering community.’

With the relative dearth of professional-grade .dwg based CAD software for Linux now being addressed,  users who have previously relied on Windows for access to their software now have choices.

Erik De Keyser, CEO of Bricsys, comments:

“We consider Bricscad V10 for Linux as a milestone for our company. Despite doubts of many about the viability of a native Linux based professional CAD product, we are convinced that there is a strong demand for it and a huge potential for applications.

Bricsys is the right company to play a leading role in this evolution.”


A fully-functional 30 day trial period of Bricscad is available for Fedora, OpenSuse and Ubuntu 9.10 or above.

License keys can be purchased for around £365.00.

Briscad is a trademark of Bricsys

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