March 09, 2009 -- Berlin, Germany and Gent Belgium -- CEO Torsten Moses of TM-CAD Ingenieurbüro announces the termination of the LT Extender software product. For the last seven years, TM-CAD has developed an add-on that allowed Autodesk's
AutoCAD LT to be programmed and to run custom applications. As of last week, the company decided to stop distribution. This brings to an end a product that reached a large customer base.
Based on OpenLisp - an open source LISP engine, TM-CAD developed also one of the best performing AutoLISP-compatible interpreters on the market, which could be used with the LT Extender product.
Last year, Bricsys licensed OpenLisp together with the LISP interpreter from TM-CAD, and built it into its Bricscad V8 platform. Bricscad aims to offer the absolutely best alternative DWG platform with the most complete set of APIs for end users and professional application developers.
Bricsys Steps In
To fill in the gap left by the end of LT Extender development, all LT Extender application developers and users are being offered a transition package to Bricscad V9 and its extensive APIs. Bricscad V9 provides a smooth transition path for LT Extender users, because it presents no porting problem for existing applications. In addition, Bricscad offers a full 3D environment and the powerful new BRX API.
"I see the transition to the Bricscad V9 platform as a step forwards for all our LT Extender customers", said Mr. Moses. " Bricscad offers them a DWG platform together with all APIs actually in use by the DWG community".
"As we worked with the Bricsys team in assisting them to integrate our AutoLISP Interpreter, we became convinced that Bricscad was the right choice," he adds. "Our customers can continue their day to day job without giving up anything. They have a far better overall solution in one product, instead of two."
"We are very proud to serve the LT Extender community, and we are committed to offering them perfect continuity," added Bricsys CEO Erik De Keyser. "The collaboration with TMCAD Ingenieurbüro has been very professional. Its DWG and LISP expertise is huge." The AutoLISP Interpreter together with the other Bricscad APIs enables application
developers in porting their existing DWG applications to the Bricscad platform, a Bricsys strategy that is embraced by a growing number of application developers.
About TM-CAD Ingenieurbüro
TM-CAD Ingenieurbüro is located in Berlin, Germany and is the developer of several DWGbased applications. The company is expert in LISP and DWG coding. TM-CAD Ingenieurbüro also provides consulting services to many CAD application companies with large DWG installed bases.
Bricsys is a global provider of engineering software through its network of 70 offices on four continents. The product portfolio consists of Bricscad and Vondle, an extended SaaS platform. Bricscad is the powerful DWG-alternative CAD platform that enables DWG-based applications to serve the growing markets of GIS, AEC, mechanical CAD, and civil
engineering. Bricsys products are available in 14 languages, with more languages in development.
Wherever they are on the globe, customers can communicate support requests directly to the Bricsys support team around the clock. Every month, Bricsys transparently reports to its customers on the status and development of its software products. Bricsys is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to the interoperability in the engineering industry.
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