About BricsCAD

BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM.

The BricsCAD® family of products brings a cost-effective, multi-platform CAD solution to Windows, macOS, and Linux.
BricsCAD is available as a permanent/perpetual license & subscription license, for networked or stand-alone computers. You can also add Maintenance for ease of keeping up-to-date.

Familiarity for other CAD users and full LISP support can help reduce a new BricsCAD® users’ learning curve to a day or less. With innovative machine learning tools, you increase drawing accuracy while saving time.

Pricing starting from:

US$410,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to BricsCAD

Key benefits of BricsCAD

Fairly-priced subscription, perpetual and network licenses. You choose.
Innovative AI tools to speed up your drawing process.
IT-friendly, compact deployment (installer ±375MB) with multi-threaded processing.
BricsCAD® runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Belgium

Supported Languages

Not provided by vendor

Pricing starting from:

US$410,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to BricsCAD

Images

BricsCAD Software - BricsCAD themes
BricsCAD Software - BricsCAD design elements
BricsCAD Software - BricsCAD home page
BricsCAD Software - BricsCAD assmebly
View 6 more
BricsCAD video
BricsCAD video
BricsCAD Software - BricsCAD themes
BricsCAD Software - BricsCAD design elements
BricsCAD Software - BricsCAD home page
BricsCAD Software - BricsCAD assmebly

Features

Total features of BricsCAD: 41

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bill of Materials Management
  • Bills of Material
  • CAD Tools
  • Civil
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Comparison View
  • Component Library
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drafting
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • For 3D Printing
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Image Editing
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Mechanical
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management

Alternatives

AutoCAD

4,6
#1 Alternative to BricsCAD
AutoCAD is a 2D & 3D design & drafting platform which supports automated design tasks with 2D drafting, drawing &...

Revit

4,6
#2 Alternative to BricsCAD
Revit is a BIM (building information modeling) solution for architects, structural engineers, construction companies, &...

Onshape

4,5
#3 Alternative to BricsCAD
Onshape is a cloud-based 3D CAD solution for agile design & engineering teams, with tools for version control,...

MicroStation

4,3
#4 Alternative to BricsCAD
MicroStation is a 3D architecture software that helps businesses in the oil and gas, construction, mining, manufacturing...

Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(12)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Support
4,1/5

Already have BricsCAD?

Software buyers need your help! Product reviews help the rest of us make great decisions.

Write a Review!
Showing 5 reviews of 12
Ammon N.
Overall rating
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great all around CAD software.

Reviewed on 2021/02/12

I learned CAD in a more popular and different, but similar application. BricsCAD works in a...

I learned CAD in a more popular and different, but similar application. BricsCAD works in a similar way and has almost all of the same features that I liked about the other software.

Pros

BricsCAD is an efficient and effective CAD application.

Cons

Some of the settings are a little hard to find and manipulate.

Response from Bricsys

Hi Ammon, thank you for your review!
Nice to hear you have a positive experience using BricsCAD.

Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

BricsCAD is a very good tool for Design Electrica and Plumbing Installation

Reviewed on 2020/01/03

We work with electrical and plumbing design and we discover BricsCAD with a local dealer that help...

We work with electrical and plumbing design and we discover BricsCAD with a local dealer that help us a lot to adapt LISP routines and other own standards from Autodesk AutoCAD to BricsCAD. The generation of PDF interface is cool and easy to use. Other tools from developers (e.g. plumbing) migrated to BricsCAD too, making our daily use easier. The software runs lighter and fast !

Pros

It is fully compatible with .dwg files;
Easy to migrate LISP routines to BricsCAD;
Customer support is good in Brazil;
Lots of applications for electric and plumbing design;
It has suitable kind of license according your necessity (and it´s perpetual !);

Cons

The customer support has a delay to respond;
Some commands are diferent from Autodesk AutoCAD (need to study a little and adapt some routines)

Alternatives Considered

AutoCAD

Reasons for Switching to BricsCAD

Price, type of license, customer service (technical and commercial) Very easy to manage licenses

Response from Bricsys

Hi,
Nice to hear you have a positive experience using BricsCAD for electrical and plumbing design.
Thanks a lot for sharing this with your peers!
Kind regards,
The Bricsys-team

John P.
Overall rating
  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Horrible customer support

Reviewed on 2021/07/17

Hi I recently purchased Bricscad Pro about $1300. I opened a customer support ticket about four...

Hi I recently purchased Bricscad Pro about $1300. I opened a customer support ticket about four days ago but no one responded. All I needed was the BRX SDK, an application for writing c++ programs for Bricscad. This is easily and freely downloadable for Autocad users, even if you just have a student/trial version. I contacted the Bricsys [SENSITIVE CONTENT] (whatever that is) and I was told I need to register as a developer, which I did, but still I cannot access the BRX SDK. I asked the [SENSITIVE CONTENT] where I can get the SDK but he has not responded. I also emailed [email protected], two corporate headquarters and the US help desk concerning this issue and again no has responded. If I had known that they treat customers this badly I would have never have purchased their product. I could demand a refund, but I think I would have better luck pushing a piano up ten flights of stairs.

Pros

reasonably priced compared to Autocad. Easy to use for Autocad users.

Cons

It is hard to say because customer support is so bad

William C.
Overall rating
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

You're sooo close.

Reviewed on 2021/07/26

Pros

It is so comparable to AutoCAD the industry's benchmark. I would LOVE for it to work on its 3D abilities. This could be the next Revit contender!!!

Cons

A bit clunky but very well made - each iteration has been better than the last! Keep it up.

Response from Bricsys

Thank you for sharing your review. Nice to hear your having such a positive experience :)

Jose l B.
Overall rating
  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best CAD/BIM program I have found

Reviewed on 2018/10/03

Full featured, great program, great performance, great value, small footprint
Excelent compatibility...

Full featured, great program, great performance, great value, small footprint
Excelent compatibility with our historical base of DWG and with other programs we use like SAP2000 and ETABS
For an equivalent civil3d solution look at Civil Site Design by Civil Survey Solutions running as an App on Bricscad
There are hundreds of third party applications to accomodate just about every task you can imagine, there are people that want a single solution provider but reality is that you can not get the best of all trades in a single company, Bricscad seems to promote the creation of an Ecosystem where many great minds of each trade develop their own solutions with BricsCAD as the core drafting engine and I have found that really novel solutions do come from some of this providers that know better their trade than a company that knows how to make a drawing program, being able to create a great drawing engine is not sinonimous of being able to create a great structural or surveying program, they might be able to make it nicer looking but not necessarily have the expertise to make it a great application for the trade
A typical Autocad Operator is at full capacity withing a couple of hours and BIM proficient withing a week + because he is just improving on what he already knows

Pros

Full Featured program -basic level is more than Autocad LT, mid version is more than full Autocad and Platinum is a lot more than Autocad- , Light Weight, only about 500mb installed including CAD and BIM. Blazing Fast (We did a large clash detection run in Autocad and Bricscad and what BricsCAD did in minutes took Autocad days), BIM and CAD in the same solution, no need to convert files from one format to another, no need to train staff for 2 separate solutions for CAD and BIM, just additional commands to the same workflows we devised for CAD over the past 21 years, high mathematical precision

Cons

It is hard to find issues to report.
Every time we encountered a shortcomming since 2005 we have placed a support request to BricsCAD, and withing days, weeks and sometimes months, depending on the dificulty, it gets fixed, added or improved so after 13 years using the program I can not thing of anything I do not like
In 2005 I found the program lacking many features, but the development rate is so fast that every day that goes by I find it harder to find something missing that I would need, hundreds of new things get added in every release

Showing 5 reviews of 12 Read all reviews

BricsCAD FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for BricsCAD.

BricsCAD offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$410,00/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

BricsCAD is available on a perpetual license and annual or 3-years subscriptions, outlined below. It also offers a 30-days free trial. 1-Year Subscriptions: Lite: $350 Pro: $720 Mechanical: $1290 BIM: $1360 Ultimate: $1,500 Also perpetual and network licenses available. For more information, check our website.

BricsCAD has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

We do not have any information about what languages BricsCAD supports

BricsCAD supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations BricsCAD has

BricsCAD offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

Related categories

See all software categories found for BricsCAD.