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BricsCAD Pro

BricsCAD Pro is fully based on the industry standard dwg format, with full command, script, macro and menu compatibility. BricsCAD feels like home!

BricsCAD is highly compatible

BricsCAD Pro is highly compatible with AutoCAD® 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

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

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 features unique AI-powered, intelligent tools to help you do more, faster. They help you to automate manual tasks, optimise drawings, and assist user input, significantly reducing effort and increasing your design productivity.

Powerful Variational 3D Modeling

Powerful Variational 3D Modeling

BricsCAD's unique approach to 3D design combines the best of unconstrained direct modeling and parametric design worlds. You’re free to express your creativity at the early design stage through dynamic direct modelling, interactively manipulating solid and surface geometry as you move your mouse. As the design evolves, you can add more dimensional control, or even fully parameterise the design, automatically, and all without the complexity imposed by a history-based approach.

Parametric Blocks

Parametric Blocks: a dynamic approach to creating 2D block

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.

Blockify

This unique tool automatically converts repetitive sets of 2D or 3D drawing geometry to block definitions, instantly ensuring cleaner, higher-performing and better organised drawings.

Optimize drawing quality

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.

CopyGuided

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.

Autoconstrain 2D or 3D drawing elements

Autoconstrain 2D or 3D drawing elements

When creating parametric 2D or 3D 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.

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.

Point Cloud Visualization

Point Cloud Visualization

BricsCAD uses 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

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.

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

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.

Did You Know?

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.

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.

API

Updated API environment  Enhanced

Benefit from improvements to APIs that enable partners to create stronger applications.

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.

Consolidated commands

Consolidated commands  Enhanced

Discover a better user experience with the consolidation of modeling commands, such as MOVE and DMMOVE.

Enhanced AutoCAD® compatibility

MTEXT editor

MTEXT editor    Enhanced

Create MTEXT entities faster with a more standardised 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.

MAPTRIM

MAPTRIM  

Clean up input map data easier with the familiar MAPTRIM tool.

2D component library

2D component library  New

Conveniently insert standard items with the new 2D paramteric blocks library.

Learn about the basic drafting functionality and A.I. tools in BricsCAD that make your day-to-day drafting work easier and faster.

Copying and Moving Objects

Blockify and Manipulator Tools

Quad Tool

Palette and Drawing Explorer

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.

FITPOLYLINE

FITPOLYLINE  New

Automatically fitpolylines to input data such as point clouds with the FITPOLYLINE command.

Optimize 3D mode

OPTIMIZE 3D mode  Enhanced

Use 3D mode to optimise entities forming 3D solids, regions and surfaces.

Openness and extensibility

LISP

LISP  Enhanced

Create apps faster with LISP timing and performance improvements.

NET framework

.NET framework  Enhanced

Benefit from support of version 4.8 of the .NET Framework.

NET framework

Auto-transaction logic  New

Auto-transaction close logic in .NET

BRX

BRX  Enhanced

Benefit from greater performance with multiple new BRX class implementations.

COM

COM data type support  New

Benefit from COM data type combability for custom and dynamic entity properties.

Direct modeling

CopyGuided3D

COPYGUIDED3D  New

Improve 3D design productivity with AI-powered COPYGUIDED3D.

Automatic chamfer recognition

Automatic chamfer recognition  New

Make faster and more accurate design changes with automatic chamfer recognition when directly editing.

Parametric XRefs

Parametric XRefs  New

Change XRef parameters locally, in the drawing they are referenced in, whilst retaining associativity, for increased design reuse.

3D constraint arguments

3D constraint arguments  Enhanced

Replace 3D constraint arguments instead of re-creating them completely.

Boolean

Boolean feature blocks  New

Use regular blocks with 3D solids to create Boolean features.

Associative sketch

Associative sketch  New

Increase 3D modeling flexibility and power by introducing associative sketch-based features.

Point clouds

Pre processing

Pre processing  Enhanced

Benefit from improved and faster point cloud pre processing.

Reference manager

Reference manager  New

After pre processing, view, insert or delete all cached point cloud data in the reference manager.

File compression

ZLIB lossless compression  New

Save disc space by using ZLIB lossless compression.

Bubble Viewer

Bubble Viewer  Enhanced

Draw and model directly in Bubble Viewer.

Deviation mapping

Deviation mapping  New

Apply gradient colorization of deviation of any surfaces or solids.

Filtering

Filtering  Enhanced

Create digital terrain models and TIN surfaces from large point clouds without compromising accuracy.

Crop solids

Crop solids  New

Use a solid to crop out a part of a point cloud. Use push and pull commands to dynamically adjust the cropping.

Geographic location  New

Align to point clouds based on their geographic location data.

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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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