BricsCAD Pro is ideal for 2D drafting as well as 3D Direct modeling and the use of third-party applications. Use the knowledge you already have with full command, script, macro and menu compatibility with the industry-standard CAD program.
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2D and 3D CAD to solve design problems faster.
BricsCAD Pro is built entirely on the industry-standard DWG format with full command, script, macro, and menu compatibility. BricsCAD Pro helps you utilise skills you already have so it feels familiar and highly compatible with existing workflows.
BricsCAD Pro is the heart of the open BricsCAD design platform. It’s runtime eXtension (BRX) API enables you to develop your own bespoke apps, offering developers a powerful base on which to build great industry-specific solutions. BricsCAD also offers unique tools, many powered by machine learning techniques, to help you get work done faster, intelligently and efficiently - accelerating tasks that can take hours through manual methods.
BricsCAD Pro is highly compatible with AutoCAD. There’s no need to change your printers, templates, blocks or sheet set layouts to move to BricsCAD. Command names, aliases, and system variables are the same in BricsCAD and AutoCAD. Menu (.CUI, .CUIX) compatible, macro/script compatible, and support file (.PC3, .LIN, .PAT, .DWT, .SSM) compatible.
BricsCAD Pro fully supports LISP, and is compatible with AutoCAD’s AutoLISP format. Quickly develop customisations that can dramatically reduce the time spent on repetitive drafting tasks. It also features a powerful API, providing a platform for many industry-specific independent applications.
BricsCAD Third-Party App Store
BricsCAD Pro features access to the BricsCAD App Store, featuring over 400 specialised industry solutions across many disciplines, enabling you to get your work done easier, faster and more accurately.
BricsCAD uses an improved data representation to speed up the performance of point cloud display, using half 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 machine. There is no productivity loss as you can continue working during the caching process.
Civil Engineering Foundation
Civil design capabilities in the BricsCAD platform provide a solid basis for civil engineering, with a set of fundamental but powerful design tools and data connectivity for specialist app developers to create high value workflows for users.
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
Using a multi-resolution, persistent image cache to display PDF underlays enables super-fast zoom and pan operations. BricsCAD’s raster engine delivers great pan and zoom performance, even with enormous 64-bit BigTIFF files.
What's New in BricsCAD Pro
TIN Surface Manager Panel
Manage TIN surfaces with a new user interface for existing SIMPLIFY commands.
Dynamic Block Converter
Convert Dynamic Blocks to BricsCAD’s superior Parametric Blocks.
Sheet Set Panel
Sheet Set panel has a new cleaner, modern look and feel, enhancing the user experience.
Drawing Recovery Manager
Provides reassurance of fast drawing recovery in the event of an unforeseen issue.
Drawing Health Management
Brings together all existing optimisation tools in one single, convenient place to make it easier to keep drawings healthy.
Command Assist Ribbon Panel
AI-powered assist ribbon panel suggest commands a user will likely need next based on typical workflow patterns.
Express Tools, a popular third-party app, is now part of the native functionality of BricsCAD.
This enables entities not touching to be joined together.
- Introducing support for Hexagon Standard Point Cloud format, providing closer integration with wider Hexagon solutions.
- Import and export GIS data with ESRI’s .SHP file format
- Improved user experience with an intuitive set-up for new installs of BricsCAD.
- The Parametric Blockify command now recognizes plain 2D geometry variations of parametric blocks with 2D parameters, constraints, and flip lines.
- Improved usability for PURGE command with new dialog feature
- Increased usability and performance when working with large tables.
- New updated user experience when using the PUBLISH dialog.
- Improvements to the OPTIMIZE command to fix small gaps between arcs and lines faster and more effectively.
- New user experience for the Tool Palettes Panel.
- A new user-interface and performance enhancements improves the usability of the ARRANGE command.
- Improved flexibility of the COPYGUIDED3D command, allowing users to apply the command to model faces.
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.
The Quad: drawing, editing, and information near the cursor
BricsCAD’s unique Quad is a “head-up” command palette that predicts your command usage and offers one-click access to the command you’ll likely need next. Powered by machine learning, the Quad predicts the commands you will need, based on the unique way you use 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.
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.
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.
Optimise 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.
BricsCAD Licensing Types
Buy your chosen version of BricsCAD, and the licence is yours to keep forever. Pair with BricsCAD Maintenance to gain access to updates, support, and more.
BricsCAD subscription plans offer users an annual, all-in-one package that gives them access to both the BricsCAD platform and all benefits of BricsCAD Maintenance. Pay a single annual fee and enjoy the best BricsCAD has to offer.
BricsCAD Maintenance is a cost-effective way to get the most out of your perpetual licenses. With just a small annual fee in addition to your one-time perpetual license cost, BricsCAD Maintenance will give you unlimited access to industry leading Priority Support, exciting product updates and major release versions.
An active maintenance agreement provides users with several added benefits including access to all major and minor updates, priority developer support response, access to proprietary plugins for ProjectWise and Vault, and much more.
If you wish to continue with these benefits, BricsCAD Maintenance can be renewed annually.
BricsCAD supports lots of common filetypes by default, including DWG, DXF, DWT, ACIS SAT, PDF, SketchUp, and image files. Communicator for BricsCAD seamlessly imports even more geometry & PMI data from all major CAD applications. Communicator runs on all editions of BricsCAD except for BricsCAD Shape and BricsCAD Lite.
With Communicator on Windows, import ACIS, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA v4, CATIA v5/v6, Creo Elements / Pro Engineer, IGES, NX, Parasolid, Siemens, SolidWorks, STEP, VDA-FS, XCGM, Solid Edge, and STL.
With Communicator on Windows, export 3D PDF, ACIS, CATIA v4, CATIA v5, IGES, STEP, VDA-FS, and XCGM.
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- Windows 10, 11 (x64)
- Mac OSX 10.15 or higher
- Ubuntu 18.04 or higher
- openSUSE later than April 2018
- Fedora later than April 2018
Minimum Hardware Requirements
- Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or higher
- 8 GB RAM
- 1 GB for program files + 1 GB free space
- 1920 x 1080 with True Color
- Fast CPU with 4 physical cores and high STR (Single Thread performance Rating) score
- Fast SSD primary drive combined with a fast SATA as secondary drive
- 16 GB or more RAM