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BricsCAD Lite

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®.

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
Blockify

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.

Quad

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

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

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.

Manipulator

Manipulator

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.

Greater stability

Drawing integrity

Drawing integrity    Enhanced

Design more effectively with various drawing integrity improvements.

BLADE LISP

BLADE LISP  Enhanced

Develop apps more effectively with stability improvements to our BLADE LISP environment.

Enhanced AutoCAD® compatibility

MTEXT editor

MTEXT editor    Enhanced

Create MTEXT entities faster with a more standardized and compatible editor.

MLEADER

MLEADER Enhanced

Improve cross-product workflows with greater MLEADER compatibility.

BLOCKTOREF

Productivity tools  New

Work faster with new express tools BLOCKTOXREF and BLOCKREPLACE.

EXTRACTBLOCKS

EXTRACTBLOCKS  New

Conveniently extract blocks to an external file.

Grip point

ARCTEXT improvements  Enhanced

Use Grip point for ARCTEXT entities.

CAD Manager tools

CAD Manager tools  New

Make the easy switch to BricsCAD with CAD Manager tools to assist with migration.

ARRANGE

ARRANGE  New

Better organize entities in a faster and more flexible way with the ARRANGE command.

ROTATE

ROTATE  Enhanced

Rotate entities more easily with two-point pick of rotation angles.

PUBLISHCOLLATE

PUBLISHCOLLATE    Enhanced

Create multi-sheet PDF files with the PUBLISHCOLLATE command.

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

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

BLOCKIFY  Enhanced

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

COPYGUIDED

COPYGUIDED & MOVEGUIDED  Enhanced

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

Command panel  Enhanced

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

OPTIMIZE

OPTIMIZE  Enhanced

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

OVERKILL

OVERKILL  Enhanced

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

Openness and extensibility

LISP

LISP  Enhanced

Create apps faster with LISP timing and performance improvements.

Resources

What's New in BricsCAD V21

A Better CAD System with No Learning Curve and Less Cost

A Better CAD System with No Learning Curve and Less Cost

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!

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