BricsCAD

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BricsCAD Overview

What is 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.

BricsCAD Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$410,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

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:
Classic: $410
Pro: $640
Platinum: $910
Mechanical: $1,330
BIM: $1,400
Ultimate: $1,500

3-years Subscriptions:
Classic: $1,100
Pro: $1,720
Platinum: $2,450
Mechanical: $3,590
BIM: $3,780
Ultimate: $4,180

Perpetual License (optional Maintenance):
Classic: $650
Pro: $850
Platinum: $1,200
Mechanical: $1,750
BIM: $1,850
Ultimate: $2,050

Yearly Maintenance:
Classic: $195
Pro: $255
Platinum: $360
Mechanical: $525
BIM: $550
Ultimate: $615


BricsCAD Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, English, French and 8 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Media

BricsCAD themes
BricsCAD design elements
BricsCAD home page
BricsCAD assmebly
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BricsCAD Reviews

BricsCAD Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
6

Very good
2

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,9
Customer Support
4,3
100% recommended this app
Jose l B.

Best CAD/BIM program I have found

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


Verified Reviewer

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

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 !


Verified Reviewer

Reliable and fast

I prefer BricsCAD as a 2D modelling and basic bluprint drawing tool. I can count on it to work flawlessly and it is compatible with every OS I tried.


Vinay R.

One of the best software's i have been using since 2005 till date. Updated and perfect Tool

A lot of skill on designing and user friendly product to use. 100% a buy.


Todor K.

Very good value for the buck

Very very good


Jose l B.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Best CAD/BIM program I have found

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/03
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/01/03
Review Source: Capterra

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)

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Reliable and fast

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/04/12
Review Source: Capterra

I prefer BricsCAD as a 2D modelling and basic bluprint drawing tool. I can count on it to work flawlessly and it is compatible with every OS I tried.

Pros

It has a really clean interface, ideal for all and any engineering 2D engineering drawings. Even though simple, it has all features similar and more popular softwares use. It is also quite inexpensive and the customer support is fantastic.

Cons

Some features in DWG files made with other similar softwares don't always open correctly with BricsCAD.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Vinay R.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

One of the best software's i have been using since 2005 till date. Updated and perfect Tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/12
Review Source: Capterra

A lot of skill on designing and user friendly product to use. 100% a buy.

Pros

The easy to use it and the simplicity in the commands makes it so user friendly to use. Its at par with any CAD software , in-fact better and faster.

Cons

Not much which i dont like. Still if we can make it more colorful in appearance , it would look better.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Todor K.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Very good value for the buck

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/13
Review Source: Capterra

Very very good

Pros

Functionality and interface are very similar to much more expensive Cad programs

Cons

Sometimes it freezes on bigger drawings (could be related with my configuration?)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,6/10
Based on 8 user ratings
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BricsCAD Pricing

BricsCAD Pricing

Starting from
US$410,00/year
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

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:
Classic: $410
Pro: $640
Platinum: $910
Mechanical: $1,330
BIM: $1,400
Ultimate: $1,500

3-years Subscriptions:
Classic: $1,100
Pro: $1,720
Platinum: $2,450
Mechanical: $3,590
BIM: $3,780
Ultimate: $4,180

Perpetual License (optional Maintenance):
Classic: $650
Pro: $850
Platinum: $1,200
Mechanical: $1,750
BIM: $1,850
Ultimate: $2,050

Yearly Maintenance:
Classic: $195
Pro: $255
Platinum: $360
Mechanical: $525
BIM: $550
Ultimate: $615

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:
Classic: $410
Pro: $640
Platinum: $910
Mechanical: $1,330
BIM: $1,400
Ultimate: $1,500

3-years Subscriptions:
Classic: $1,100
Pro: $1,720
Platinum: $2,450
Mechanical: $3,590
BIM: $3,780
Ultimate: $4,180

Perpetual License (optional Maintenance):
Classic: $650
Pro: $850
Platinum: $1,200
Mechanical: $1,750
BIM: $1,850
Ultimate: $2,050

Yearly Maintenance:
Classic: $195
Pro: $255
Platinum: $360
Mechanical: $525
BIM: $550
Ultimate: $615

Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 8 user ratings
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BricsCAD Features

BricsCAD Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
Based on 8 user ratings
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Additional information for BricsCAD

Additional information for BricsCAD

Key features of BricsCAD

  • Automatic Formatting
  • Bills of material
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Project Management

Benefits

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.

BricsCAD FAQs

BricsCAD FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for BricsCAD.

Q. What type of pricing plans does BricsCAD offer?

BricsCAD offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$410,00/year

Pricing model: One Time License, 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: Classic: $410 Pro: $640 Platinum: $910 Mechanical: $1,330 BIM: $1,400 Ultimate: $1,500 3-years Subscriptions: Classic: $1,100 Pro: $1,720 Platinum: $2,450 Mechanical: $3,590 BIM: $3,780 Ultimate: $4,180 Perpetual License (optional Maintenance): Classic: $650 Pro: $850 Platinum: $1,200 Mechanical: $1,750 BIM: $1,850 Ultimate: $2,050 Yearly Maintenance: Classic: $195 Pro: $255 Platinum: $360 Mechanical: $525 BIM: $550 Ultimate: $615

Q. What are the main features of BricsCAD?

BricsCAD offers the following features:

  • Automatic Formatting
  • Bills of material
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Project Management

Q. Who are the typical users of BricsCAD?

BricsCAD has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does BricsCAD support?

BricsCAD supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does BricsCAD offer?

BricsCAD has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does BricsCAD support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices BricsCAD supports

Q. What other apps does BricsCAD integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations BricsCAD has

Q. What level of support does BricsCAD offer?

BricsCAD offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials