BricsCAD Lite is the best choice for 2D drafting work. Make the most of what you already know with full command, script, macro and menu compatibility with the industry-standard CAD program.
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2D CAD for fast and efficient drafting.
BricsCAD is built entirely on the industry-standard DWG format which makes it feel familiar, and highly compatible. With full command, script, macro, and menu compatibility - BricsCAD helps you utilise skills you already have.
BricsCAD offers unique tools to help you get work done faster, intelligently and efficiently. Many powered by machine learning techniques, these tools can accelerate tasks that can take hours through manual methods.
BricsCAD Lite is highly compatible with AutoCAD LT. 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 Lite fully supports LISP, and is compatible with AutoCAD’s AutoLISP format. The advanced BLADE LISP environment allows you to quickly develop customisations that can dramatically reduce the time spent on repetitive drafting tasks.
What's New in BricsCAD Lite
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.
Improved usability for PURGE command with new dialog feature
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.
- Improved user experience with an intuitive set-up for new installs of BricsCAD.
- 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.
Convert repeated geometry to Block Definitions
BLOCKIFY automatically creates a block definition and replaces all matching sets of entities with block references throughout your entire drawing. You can reduce DWG file size up to 90% by using Blockify to find repetitive geometry and converting it into block references.
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.
Parametric Blocks: a dynamic approach to creating 2D Blocks
Parametric blocks automate repetitive tasks by allowing users to create one block instead of lots of similar, separate block definitions. You can create 2D block definitions using the same set of tools and workflows that you are familiar with.
Adaptive grid snapping
BricsCAD’s dynamic snap grid changes to reflect your zoom level. The adaptive grid snap feature lets you create, edit, nudge and manipulate entities using precise values without the need for keyboard entry. The snap step size adapts based on the current screen zoom factor.
Dynamic UCS: The power of the Shift key
With BricsCAD's Dynamic UCS, the coordinate system is aligned automatically with the entity under your cursor. Tap the shift key to unlock the UCS, allowing you to start drawing outside of the selected entity or face. 2D users can increase their drawing productivity further, by automatically aligning the UCS with selected entities for both 2D and 3D.
Autoconstrain 2D drawing elements
When creating parametric 2D 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.
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.
The Manipulator is a versatile tool that lets you move, rotate, scale and mirror selected entities. If you hold down the Control key when starting an action, the Manipulator will keep the original entities, automatically creating copies of them. The Manipulator can act on single or multiple entities at once.
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.
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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