CAD software for 2D drafting, 3D modeling & 3rd party apps

Price starting from €720 / year.
Perpetual licenses available.

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Familiar CAD

Leverage what you already know with full command, script, macro and menu compatibility with the industry-standard CAD program. BricsCAD feels like home!

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Adapting to BricsCAD was really easy. Within one week, we had made a full migration to BricsCAD: as if we had never changed our CAD platform at all.”

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BricsCAD® Pro is highly compatible with AutoCAD® 2021

There’s no need to change your printers, templates, blocks or sheet set layouts to move to BricsCAD – they are 100% compatible. Command names, aliases, and system variables are the same in BricsCAD and AutoCAD®. BricsCAD is based on native DWG for the highest compatibility with other CAD users across all industries.

  • Command compatible
  • Menu (.CUI, .CUIX) compatible
  • Macro/script compatible
  • Support file (.PC3, .LIN, .PAT, .DWT, .SSM) compatible
  • Based on 2018 DWG technology
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LISP Routines

You can run LISP routines developed in AutoCAD® and other CAD applications, and develop your own in the BricsCAD LISP Advanced Development Environment (BLADE). BricsCAD is based on OpenLISP, with modern memory management and great performance.

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Why use Lisp?

Lisp routines are the easiest way to automate processes and workflows for bulk layer manipulations, changing entity properties, automate drawing and XREF relationships, standardize plotting and publishing workflows, etc.

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Use your AutoCAD® Dynamic Blocks in BricsCAD

You can use the Dynamic Blocks that you created in AutoCAD® directly inside of BricsCAD. Control visibility states and stretch, flip, and rotate just as you would in AutoCAD®.

Explore our applications

The BricsCAD Runtime eXtension (BRX) API enables top application developers to build industry-specific tools and workflows for BricsCAD. We offer over 400 third-party applications on the Bricsys Application Store to help users get their work done easier, faster and more accurately.

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Efficient CAD

BricsCAD offers unique tools to help you get more work done faster. Many of them are powered by advanced machine learning technologies to accelerate tasks that can take hours or more via manual methods.

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Powerful 3D Direct Modeling

BricsCAD offers intuitive direct modeling functionality for editing solid and surface geometry. Direct modeling operations are interactive and changes to the model display dynamically as you move your mouse. You can use direct modeling operations on all solids, whether you create them in BricsCAD or import them from other modeling applications.

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Parametric Blocks: a dynamic approach to creating 2D or 3D Blocks

Parametric blocks automate repetitive tasks by allowing users to create one block instead of lots of similar, separate block definitions. You can create both 2D and 3D block definitions using the same set of tools and workflow that you are familiar with.

Point Cloud Visualization

BricsCAD uses an improved data representation to speed the performance of point cloud display, using half of the disk space versus the point cloud source files. Point clouds in .ptx, .pts, .las and .rcp formats are pre-processed to our .vrm project file format in the background on your computer, letting you continue your work during the caching process.

Civil Engineering Site Tools

BricsCAD offers extended modeling workflows for creating and editing TIN surfaces, grading, and alignments. No object enablers are required to view and analyze Civil geometry.

Automatically align copied entities

CopyGuided automatically aligns copied entities to relevant geometry using automatically generated guide curves. You can explicitly select entities to use as guide curves or let BricsCAD determine them based on the drawing elements in your selection.

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Drawing generation

You can automatically generate associative orthographic and standard isometric views of your 3D models, with full control over the layout and style of the views. Then, use the powerful detailing tools in BricsCAD to document your designs.

The Quad: drawing, editing, and information near the cursor

BricsCAD’s unique Quad is a “head-up” command palette that predicts your command usage and offers one-click access to the command you’ll most likely need next. It’s powered by an A.I. agent that makes those command predictions, based on how you use BricsCAD.

Parametrize automatically creates fully constrained, parametric 3D models, with just a click. It automatically adds constraints to your 3D models. These constrained models can be driven by variables and formulas. You can create table-driven components, too. Any parametric solid can be animated through its range of motion directly inside of BricsCAD.

Nearest Distance

View the distance between any two entities, and move the second one by simply typing in a new distance value. This happens without needing to start a command. Additionally, the aligned nearest distances along the X-, Y- and Z-axes of the WCS display when you double-click an element in your drawing.

Fast and Stable CAD

CAD should feel smooth and seamless, no matter how many millions of lines are in the file.

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“BricsCAD is very fast and very stable. One of the things that we like about BricsCAD is that we can work with very large files.“

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2.8x faster

Running advanced LISP routine

Source: BricsCAD’s LISP kicks sand in the face of AutoCAD’s

2.7x faster

Opening 500+ dwg files

Source: CadTempo and BricsCAD Performance

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Take real advantage of multi-core CPU’s

BricsCAD supports multi-threaded, multi-processor operations to speed product performance for file loads, drawing generation and rendering. In fact, BricsCAD BIM and BricsCAD Mechanical users can leverage multi-core processors to speed drawing sheet generation and updates in the background, while you continue to work on your BIM or assembly model.

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High performance graphics engine

In each new version of BricsCAD, we strive to improve display performance. Enjoy smooth zoom and pan operations in drawings containing hundreds of thousands of entities. BricsCAD uses the Redway3D graphics system to deliver great display performance for 3D graphics.

PDF and Big TIFF underlays

We use a multi-resolution, persistent image cache to display PDF underlays, enabling super-fast zoom and pan operations. And BricsCAD’s raster engine delivers great pan and zoom performance, even with enormous 64-bit BigTIFF files.

Connectivity

The Bricsys 24/7 connection panel lives inside of BricsCAD, and gives you direct access to our
cloud-based file storage and collaboration network. Communicator for BricsCAD* seamlessly
imports CAD & PMI data from all the major CAD programs and exports industry-standard 3D file
formats.

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Download, view and edit natively in BricsCAD, while keeping full track of DWG
and XREF history. BricsCAD’s built-in Bricsys 24/7 panel gives you instant access to
drawings and ensures you always have the latest version of a tracked file.

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Import & export all types of files with BricsCAD

By default available in BricsCAD:

  • DWG/DXF/DWT
  • IFC
  • Sketchup (import)
  • ACIS SAT
  • Images (TIFF, JPEG, etc.
  • PDF
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Communicator for BricsCAD®

A BricsCAD add-on to seamlessly import 3D geometry & PMI data from all major CAD applications.

Import & export other file formats for:

  • Parasolid
  • Inventor®
  • SOLIDWORKS®
  • Catia™
  • STEP
  • Siemens NX
  • Creo
  • IGES
  • and more…