BricsCAD Lite

BricsCAD Lite offers a superior set of 2D CAD drafting tools, perfect for architectural firms and construction companies accustomed to working with traditional drafting tools. BricsCAD takes the familiar interface your drafters already know from AutoCAD but adds numerous features and go-anywhere compatibility.  It's easy for people to transition their skills from AutoCAD to BricsCAD Lite, then go on to discover all its powerful new features.  Because BricsCAD works natively in the industry-standard DWG format, all your existing project files can be opened directly, with no need for conversion!

AI-driven features such as Nearest Distance calculations and Copy Guided make BricsCAD Lite the ultimate in 2D CAD drafting.

BricsCAD Lite

Replace Your Autodesk AutoCAD® LT and Save!

  • Autodesk AutoCAD LT (Annual): $460
  • BricsCAD Lite (Annual): $314
  • BricsCAD Lite (Perpetual): $590

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What's New in BricCAD Lite V23 

Watch this video for a quick look at the new and enhanced tools in BricsCAD Lite V23.

Improved functionality and compatibility

New out of the box experience

New out of the box experienceEnhanced

Improved user experience with an intuitive set-up for new installs of BricsCAD

Dynamic Block Convertor

Dynamic Block Convertor

Convert Dynamic Blocks to BricsCAD’s superior Parametric Blocks (BETA)

Parametric Blockify for 2D Geometry

Parametric Blockify for 2D Geometry New

The Parametric Blockify command now recognizes plain 2D geometry variations of parametric blocks with 2D parameters, constraints, and flip lines

Large Table Performance

Large Table Performance Enhanced

Increased usability and performance when working with large tables

Sheet Set Panel

Sheet Set Manager

The SHEETSET command offers a variety of new, time-saving functionality.

Publish Dialog

Publish Dialog 

New updated user experience when using the PUBLISH dialog

Purge Dialog

Purge Dialog

Improved usability for PURGE command with new dialog feature



Improvements to the OPTIMIZE command to fix small gaps between arcs and lines faster and more effectively

New Tools, Features & Performance Enhancements

Drawing Recovery Manager

Drawing Recovery Manager    Enhanced

Provides reassurance of fast drawing recovery in the event of an unforeseen issue

Drawing Health Management

Drawing Health Management Enhanced

Brings together all existing optimization tools in one single, convenient place to make it easier to keep drawings healthy

Improved Tool Palettes Panel

Improved Tool Palettes Panel New

New user experience for the Tool Palettes Panel

Command Assist Ribbon Panel

Command Assist Ribbon Panel New

AI-powered assist ribbon panel suggest commands a user will likely need next based on typical workflow patterns

Express Tools

Express Tools  

Express Tools, a popular third-party app, is now part of the native functionality of BricsCAD

Ribbon Foundation in BricsCAD

Ribbon Foundation (Qt)

BricsCAD's Ribbon UI has been completely reworked to provide a better user experience.

Optimized commands and workflows


CONNECT Command   

This enables entities not touching to be joined together


ARRANGE Command 

A new user-interface and performance enhancements improves the usability of the ARRANGE command

FINDOUTLIERS command in BricsCAD


The FINDOUTLIERS command helps users find stray data that lies outside of their primary drawing area, improving graphic performance

BLOCKIFY command in BricsCAD


BLOCKIFY now detects repetitive elements more accurately, thanks to our new symmetry-detection engine.

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

BricsCAD is highly compatible

BricsCAD Lite is highly compatible with AutoCAD® LT 2022

There’s no need to change your printers, templates, blocks or sheet set layouts to move to BricsCAD – all 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
LISP Routines

LISP Routines

BricsCAD Lite fully supports LISP, and is compatible with AutoCAD®’s AutoLISP format, making it simple to reuse existing routines. BricsCAD's advanced BLADE LISP environment allows you to quickly develop customizations that can slash the time it takes for repetitive drafting tasks.

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.

Best of all this code is platform independent. You can just run them as usual.

Dynamic Blocks

Did You Know?

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®.

Performance improvements

Response times

Response times  New

Experience faster response times with multi-threaded load and redraw.

PDF export

PDF export  Enhanced

Improved performance when exporting PDF files of drawings.


DWFx  Enhanced

Collaborate and communicate more effectively with better DWFx performance.

Data integrity and optimization

Parametric Blocks

Parametric Blocks  New

Switch between visibility states, flip lines and stretch actions with Parametric Blocks.


BLOCKIFY  Enhanced

Automatically find and create nested blocks, and experience better symmetry detection with BLOCKIFY.



Use 'Fuzzy' COPYGUIDED and MOVEGUIDED to snap to dissimilar reference curves, for increased flexibility.

Command panel

Command panel  Enhanced

Easily access features such as FITLINE, FITARC and OPTIMIZE in a new command panel.


OPTIMIZE  Enhanced

Apply OPTIMIZE to more geometry types, including arcs, polylines and 'almost 2D' entities.


OVERKILL  Enhanced

Improve drawing integrity by automatically finding duplicate points with the simplified OVERKILL tool.

Openness and extensibility


LISP  Enhanced

Create apps faster with LISP timing and performance improvements.

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.

Drawing Explorer in BricsCAD

Drawing Explorer

Giving You Greater Control Over All Drawing Elements

In BricsCAD, the Drawing Explorer centralizes what, in other CAD platforms, amounts to many separate dialog boxes. It's easy to navigate and search.

  • Linetypes
  • Layer management
  • UCS control
  • External references
  • Blocks
  • Images
  • Section planes
  • and much more

Convert repeated geometry to Block Definitions

BLOCKIFY automatically creates a block definition and replaces all matching sets of entities with block references throughout your entire drawing. You can reduce DWG file size up to 90% by using Blockify to find repetitive geometry and convert it into block references.


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

BricsCAD’s unique Quad is a “heads-up” command palette that predicts your command usage and offers one-click access to the command you’ll most likely need next. Powered by machine learning, the Quad predicts the commands you will need, based on the unique way you use BricsCAD.

Drawing Explorer in BricsCAD

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.

Parametric Blocks

Parametric Blocks: a dynamic approach to creating 2D Blocks

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

Adaptive Grid

Adaptive Grid Snapping

BricsCAD’s dynamic snap grid changes to reflect your zoom level. The adaptive grid snap feature lets you create, edit, nudge and manipulate entities using precise values without the need for keyboard entry. The snap step size adapts based on the current screen zoom factor.

Shift Key

Dynamic UCS: The Power of the Shift Key

With BricsCAD’s Dynamic UCS, the coordinate system is aligned automatically with the entity under your cursor. By tapping the Shift key, you can lock or unlock the UCS, which allows you to start drawing outside the selected entity or face. 2D users can increase their drawing productivity by automatically aligning the UCS with selected entities for both 2D and 3D.


Autoconstrain 2D drawing elements

When creating parametric 2D drawing elements, BricsCAD enables you to intelligently and automatically apply parameters and constraints with just one click, applying geometric control quickly and easily for fast design changes and reuse.


Optimize drawing quality

OPTIMIZE corrects your drawing issues by automatically finding and healing inconsistancies such as gaps and misalignments which may otherwise be difficult to see, improving drawing accuracy and giving you a cleaner, more efficient result.



The Manipulator is a versatile tool that lets you move, rotate, scale, and mirror selected entities. Hold down the Control key when starting an action and the Manipulator will keep the original entities, automatically creating copies of them. The Manipulator can act on single or multiple entities at once.

CAD should feel smooth and seamless, no matter how many millions of lines are in the file. BricsCAD supports multi-threaded, multi-processor operations to accelerate product performance for file loads, drawing generation and rendering.

High performance graphics engine

High performance graphics engine

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

PDF and Big TIFF underlays

BricsCAD uses 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 Big TIFF files.

The Bricsys 24/7 connection panel lives inside of BricsCAD, and gives you direct access to our cloud-based file storage and collaboration network.

BricsCAD V23 Discover the Difference Video

BricsCAD Brochure

BricsCAD - A Better DWG Solution

BricsCAD - A Better DWG System

It's easy to replace your current CAD system with BricsCAD

It's Easy to Replace Your Current CAD System with BricsCAD

BricsCAD: Seeing is Believing

BricsCAD: Seeing is Believing

BricsCAD vs OtherCAD: Network Licensing

BricsCAD vs Other CAD: Network Licensing

BricsCAD Custom Tools at Your Fingertips

BricsCAD Custom Tools at Your Fingertips

BricsCAD – The Power of the Quad

BricsCAD: The Power of the Quad

Blockify – Make Hundreds of CAD Blocks at Once!

Blockify – Make Hundreds of CAD Blocks at Once!

Visit our YouTube Channel for more resources on how to use BricsCAD.

BricsCAD Cost & Leasing Information

BricsCAD provides flexible licensing options so you can choose the best approach for you. BricsCAD software is available as a perpetual, subscription or network license.

Need to discuss volume discounts, purchasing options or want a formal quotation? Contact us at 866-824-4459.

Leasing is Available

Did you know that you can lease software, training, and consulting services*? Leasing allows businesses to get the software and equipment they need without affecting bank or credit lines. No matter the type of business, you need the proper software and equipment to efficiently compete and flourish. That’s why we offer leasing options through Lease Corporation of America.

Why Lease?

  • Conserve your working capital
  • Simple application/approval process
  • Finance installation and training costs in one lease
  • Potential tax savings under IRS Section 179
  • $1 purchase option allows you to own the equipment at the end of the term
  • Quick turnaround times on Credit Applications: Under $150,000 approvals in 2-4 hours with application only; over $150,000 approvals in 24 to 48 hours with submission of tax returns or financials
  • Fixed monthly payments throughout term
  • Trade up to new equipment
  • Competitive finance rates

* Lease pricing starts at $5,000 at a minimum.

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