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BricsCAD® delivers modern and innovative 2D CAD, 3D Modeling, BIM & mechanical design workflows, all in one easy-to-own product. BricsCAD runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, with cost-effective perpetual licenses – or, you can rent BricsCAD if that makes sense for your business.

BricsCAD’s command structure and familiar user interface make it easy to move to BricsCAD. You can migrate seamlessly, and reuse your existing customizations. Any BricsCAD license can be used anywhere on Earth, in your choice of 15 languages.

Discover the BricsCAD Family of Products

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Part of the reason we've chosen BricsCAD, a smarter/faster alternative to AutoCAD as our CAD platform of choice, is the wide range of software packages it offers - while always keeping the licenses affordable and portable.  This family of products includes:

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 Pro

3D Modeling has never been easier or more robust than with BricsCAD Pro.  This software takes all the 2D CAD features found in BricsCAD Lite, while adding extensive 3D modeling features.  Engineering, architectural, and construction specialists will all benefit from an easy-to-use interface combined with AI and automation-driven features that simplify repetitive tasks.

BricsCAD Pro is particularly helpful for civil engineering, thanks to its suite of tools for tasks such as grading and alignments. Create and edit TIN surfaces with ease, while utilizing BricsCAD 24/7 to easily share files, collaborate, and track the changes made.  Plus, if a feature you need isn't available natively, BricsCAD Pro offers over 400 third-party applications and plug-ins to enhance its capabilities.

BricsCAD BIM

Building Information Modeling software has taken over architecture and civil planning - and BricsCAD BIM makes it simple for firms to jump into this vital technology.  Design your new projects in true 3D with solids that you can sculpt to your needs.  You aren't limited to existing primitives, allowing you to quickly create highly detailed 3D CAD models of the structure under development.  BricsCAD BIM allows you to focus on creative design and problem-solving, rather than getting bogged down in tedious software details.

The benefits of BricsCAD BIM don't end with the 3D modeling - it also allows you to easily create robust documentation, automatically derived from the 3D CAD files.  Plans, Details, Sections, bills of materials, construction instructions, and more can all be generated with ease.  Plus, BricsCAD 24/7 collaboration means you are ready to share your project in progress with the client, and receive feedback, at any time.

BricsCAD Mechanical

With ZenTek Consultants and BricsCAD Mechanical tools on your side, 3D mechanical design becomes easier than ever.  BricsCAD Mechanical adds features specifically intended to enhance the creation of mechanical products.  You can create parametric parts and components in 3D space, working directly with 3D solids.  Define your own constraint systems, and quickly change their parameters within the Properties panel.  These 3D models can be fully animated as well, allowing your engineers to show off their designs in a way that any client will be able to easily grasp.

BricsCAD Ultimate

BricsCAD Ultimate combines all the powerful features of BricsCAD Pro, BIM and Mechanical in a single affordable package, with a single license key.

BricsCAD for the Work You Do

Bricsys offers cost-effective, modern, and familiar software solutions for entire building project lifecycle from design to plan, build and operate. Learn more about the functionality of BricsCAD solutions for the work you do.

Bricsys offers cost-effective, modern, and familiar authoring software solutions for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. The BricsCAD family of products enable 2D documentation, 3D modelling, and BIM workflows all in the same, familiar DWG format, without re-work or the need to buy, install and learn multiple software solutions.

Design Documentation

Bricsys offers cost-effective, modern, and intelligent CAD solutions for architects and engineers to solve design problems faster with familiar tools, apps and work environment. Learn more about BricsCAD Pro.

Design Presentation

Create stunning client presentations of your design at every phase of the project lifecycle with BricsCAD  BIM and our industry leading partners.

Flexible Design Platform

BricsCAD lets you work in your familiar CAD environment in 2D, 3D, or BIM, without the need to buy, install and learn multiple software solutions.

Parametric Design

Create complex designs and explore parametric variations with Grasshopper, the industry-leading solution for algorithmic design, natively available in BricsCAD  BIM.

MEP Engineering

BricsCAD  BIM supports modeling mechanical services with intuitive modeling tools and together with the AX3000 extension, it is a comprehensive software suite for building services engineering, energy systems engineering and virtual reality solutions.

Scan to BIM

Start your renovation project with a point cloud scan of the existing conditions and import it directly into BricsCAD to sketch and design immediately.

Scan to Plan

Quickly turn a Point Cloud into a 2D Plan of your building layout

Design. Build. Manage. BricsCAD Pro and Bricsys 24/7 empower project and field engineers to collaborate on projects with more confidence than ever before whether in the office, in the trailer, or on-site. Respond to issues and stay ahead of the game with access to the latest documents, drawings, and models at your fingertips.

2D Trade and Shop Drawings

Upgrade your current CAD to a familiar, yet more modern and productive solution with AI & Intelligent tools that deliver faster performance at a lower cost of ownership. Take a look at BricsCAD Lite and BricsCAD Pro to see which CAD fits your needs.

Reality Capture in Building Construction

Combine reality capture point cloud data with constructability models to compare planned vs actual. Visual inspection and automated workflows provide insight projects need to stay on track. Available in BricsCAD Lite and BricsCAD Pro.

Level Up - 2D to 3D to BIM

BricsCAD BIM makes it easy to quickly create intelligent building information models directly from 3D mass models and 2D layouts for coordination, quantification, constructability, and more.

Automated Construction Admin

Customizable forms and automated workflows will rein in unruly RFIs, submittals, and other project document workstreams, inside of Bricsys 24/7. Stay current, get organized, save time.

Project Documentation and Collaboration

Construction professionals gain access to the latest information in real-time, improving communication and increasing visibility of project documentation with Bricsys 24/7 – the secure cloud solution for document collaboration.

Construction Layout Cloud Collaboration

Quickly share design data from Bricsys 24/7 to your Leica iCON Field.

More CAD for Less Money

2D to 3D to BIM

Cloud Collaboration with Simplicity

BricsCAD Pro provides civil engineers with a highly customizable solution for civil design projects. This cost-effective CAD platform offers foundational tools while applications by trusted third-party developers provide additional features for specialist projects. This flexible solution reduces project delivery costs, with customers only paying for the tools they need.

Surveyors can reduce costs, drive project efficiency, and maximize their revenue with BricsCAD Pro. This modern CAD platform comes with intelligent tools that can accelerate your Point Cloud workflow needs, while partner apps provide advance survey features.

Site Design and Layout

Layout and design your construction site using BricsCAD Pro’s Civil tools and Civil Site Design.

Grading and Volume Calculations

Import a TIN surface and create a graded surface as well as calculate cut and fill in BricsCAD Pro.

Corridor Design and Modelling

Create preliminary corridor designs and models using BricsCAD Pro’s alignment and corridor template tools for linear objects such as roads, cycle paths and retaining walls.

Swept Path Analysis

Analyze vehicle swept path on roads using BricsCAD Pro’s Civil tools and Autopath by CGS labs.

Point Cloud to Tin

Import large point clouds into BricsCAD Pro and use the tools to filter unnecessary points to create a workable TIN Surface.

Site Survey to CAD Deliverables

Create an accurate CAD deliverable using BricsCAD Pro and Key Terra Firma. This combination provides an easy and powerful way to import site survey data.

For the Manufacturing Professional, BricsCAD offers effective 2D and 3D capability for quickly laying out and retooling manufacturing facilities, and re-working drawings for production. Unique intelligent tools help automate drawing workflows, giving you a head start, getting products out of the door faster. BricsCAD combines a familiar environment, low cost, and a highly productive tool set.

For Product Design Professionals, BricsCAD Mechanical is a single design platform offering 2D drafting to 3D mechanical CAD. Combined direct and parametric modeling frees you to design products the way you want. Unique AI tools help get drawings issued to manufacturing far earlier. And, with a familiar, industry-standard dwg environment, it fits right into your existing workflows.

Preparing Designs for Manufacturing

Create detailed manufacturing drawings efficiently from 2D and 3D data from your design team or clients, regardless of format, and instantly convert upstream 3D models to flat sheet metal drawings. Take a look at the capabilities in BricsCAD Mechanical and BricsCAD Pro.

Production Layout and Tooling

Efficiently optimize the layout of your new production facility, or retool your existing one, in 2D or 3D, using efficient and intelligent design tools which make equipment placement and modification simple.

Tooling and Fixture Design

Quickly create accurate 2D and 3D tooling and fixture layouts around the product design. Easily design custom components, incorporate parts from suppliers in any format, or choose from standard part libraries.

2D Production Drawing Detailing

Create accurate 2D drawings, or generate associative views automatically from 3D models, then detail them efficiently using a comprehensive set of standard dimension and annotation tools.

Component Design

Quickly create parts in 2D, 3D or both using flexible direct and parametric modeling, unique AI productivity tools and industry-leading sheet metal workflows.

Assembly Design

Easily build 3D assemblies from your own parts or an extensive library of intelligent components. Design top-down or bottom-up, generate BOMs and 2D detailed manufacturing drawings, and validate your mechanisms.

Why Firms Choose BricsCAD

Compare BricsCAD to AutoCAD

BricsCAD offers a whole new world for those who venture beyond the AutoCAD® horizon. Among its growing community of users, BricsCAD is best known for its feature-rich combination of 2D drawing and 3D modeling.

BricsCAD Lite BricsCAD Pro AutoCAD 2021
LICENSING
Multi-platform licenses
Perpetual
Perpetual + Maintenance
Subscription
Network Multi-user
Volume (Perpetual)
Academic
DRAWINGS
Native DWG format (through AutoCAD 2021)
Password Protection
eTransmit
Sheet Set Manager
Geographic Location
Drawing Compare
Cloud Collaboration
INTERFACE
Dark & Light Color Themes
Industry standard commands, aliases, and variables
Command Line
Start tab
File (Drawing) tabs
Menu bar
Toolbars
Ribbon
Tool Palettes
Contextual right-click menus
Contextual Quad menu
Status bar
Workspaces
Searchable settings (Variables) dialog box
Lockable Interface
Clean Screen Mode
Drawing Explorer
Customizable User Interface
Structure Browser
SELECTION, SNAP & TRACK
Selection filtering
Add Selected
Select similar
Selection cycling
Entity Snaps
Polar Tracking
Zintersection 3D snap
Nearest distance
Adaptive Gripsnap
Real-time boundary detection
2D Dynamic UCS
3D Dynamic UCS
DRAWING TOOLS
Line, Polyline, 3D Polyline, Spline, Ray, Xline
Multiline and Multiline Styles
Circle, Arc, Ellipse, Elliptical Arc
Polygon, Rectangle, Region, Donut, Point
Helix
2D Parameters, Constraints
ANNOTATION TOOLS
Text, Multi-line Text, Text Styles, Text Editor
Dimensions, Dimension Styles
Multi-leaders, Multi-leader Styles
Hatches, Gradients, Hatch/Gradient Editor
Wipeouts
Revision Clouds
Attributes, Attribute Editor
Tables, Table Styles
Fields
Data Extraction
Data Linking
Annotation Scaling
Spell Check
EDITING TOOLS
Move, Copy, Rotate, Scale, Stretch, Mirror, Align
Trim, Extend, Lengthen, Break, Join
Fillet, Chamfer
CopyGuided
Grip Edit
Properties Panel
Manipulator (3D Gizmo)
Draworder
REFERENCE TOOLS
Blocks, Block Editor
Dynamic Blocks
Block Face Camera
Blockify
Associative Arrays
Dwg (Xref) Attach, Clip, Bind, Edit
PDF Attach, Clip
Image Attach, Clip, Adjust, Transparency
Point Cloud Preprocess. Attach, Crop, Colormap
VISUALIZATION TOOLS
Layers, Layer States
Transparency
Visual Styles
LookFrom (ViewCube™)
Match Perspective
Lights
Sun Properties
Materials
Render
Animation Editor
Walkthrough navigation
ANIPATH command
MODELING TOOLS
ACIS Modeling
Solid and Surface Modeling
Solid Primitives
Mesh Primitives
Polysolid
Union, Subtract, Intersect, Interfere
Extrude, Revolve, Loft, Sweep, Thicken
Twist
Fillet, Chamfer
Slice
Multi-slice
T Connect, L Connect, Connect with Nearest
Extract Edges
Direct modeling
Deformable (Freeform) modeling
Audit, Simplify, Stitch
3D Parameters, Constraints
3D Autoparametrize
3D Parametric Design Tables
Section planes
Drawing Views
CIVIL TOOLS
TIN Surface Modeling
TIN Volume Surface
Grading
Alignments
Civil 3D Object Enabler
Architectural Desktop Object Enabler
CADWorx Object Enabler
IMPORT, EXPORT, OUTPUT
Print/Plot
Publish/Batch Plot
CTB & STB Table Files
PC3 Printer Configuration Files
Named Page Setups
PDF Import, Export
DAE Import, Export
IFC Import, Export
3DM Import, Export
LandXML Import, Export
RFA Import
SKP Import
DGN Import
DWF Export
SVG Export
FBX Export
STL Export
Additional formats available with BricsCAD Communicator
PROGRAMMING
ActiveX
Entity data editor
Script Recorder
Full LISP Support (vl, vlr, vla, and vlax)
Solutions Development System (SDS/ADS)
DCL engine
COM API
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
VBA DVB projects support
.NET
BRX (ARX)
TX (Teigha eXtensions)
CUI menu files support, with Diesel expressions

BricsCAD Cost & Leasing Information

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. Deduction limit jumps to $1,050,000 and equipment purchase limit is now $2,620,000.
  • $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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