If you use ESRI’s ArcGIS®, Autodesk’s AutoCAD® or open source QGIS, you need to know about TCI Software. TCI develops professional mapping software that addresses real world mapping problems.
TCI began 25 years ago to provide mapping automation tools for the civil domain. Today the company produces several mapping tools that cover areas such as corridor mapping and more. The company has been a member of the Autodesk Developer Network since 1991 and in 2013 became a Solution Partner with BricsCAD.
Architosh last wrote about BricsCAD when it was announced the company released a native Mac OS X version of the popular DWG-based CAD system. BricsCad, Graebert’s ARES Commander, and its derivatives, are all recent newcomers to supporting the Mac platform as they collectively aim to chip away at Autodesk’s huge AutoCAD market share.
TCI Products Now Run on BricsCad
TCI’s mapping CAD products now run on top of BricsCAD in addition to AutoCAD. These tools however, as third-party add-on software, only run on the Windows versions of both products. Why is it important that TCI products run on BricsCAD, the company asks? The answer is because the combo costs less than 1,000.USD, and is compatible with AutoCAD up to and including the 2016 release.
- advanced rubbersheeting to intelligently adjust one dataset to fit another,
- customizable curve fitting to accurately simplify complex curves while reducing file size, and
- tools and packages to enhance map preparation, cleanup and maintenance, automate editing and manage symbols
BricsCAD is a powerful CAD platform, with features familiar to you from native .dwg applications.
BricsCAD® unifies advanced 2D design with the intelligence of 3D direct modeling. For Windows, Linux, and Mac – access your 30 day free trial of BricsCAD at http://www.bricsys.com/en_US/. Access your free trial of TCI Software products at: http://tcicorp.com/request-a-demo/