2D and 3D CAD to help you solve design problems faster

Price starting from $615/year.
Perpetual and network licenses available.

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Familiar CAD

Leverage what you already know with full command, script, macro and menu compatibility with the industry-standard CAD program. BricsCAD feels like home!

“Adapting to BricsCAD was really easy. Within one week, we had made a full migration to BricsCAD: as if we had never changed our CAD platform at all.”
Ecophos logo whiteDario Pibiri, mechanical engineer at Ecophos

BricsCAD® Pro is highly compatible with AutoCAD® 2021

There’s no need to change your printers, templates, blocks or sheet set layouts to move to BricsCAD – they are 100% compatible. Command names, aliases, and system variables are the same in BricsCAD and AutoCAD®. BricsCAD is based on native DWG for the highest compatibility with other CAD users across all industries.

Command compatible

Menu (.CUI, .CUIX) compatible

Macro/script compatible

Support file (.PC3, .LIN, .PAT, .DWT, .SSM) compatible

Based on 2018 DWG technology

LISP Routines

You can run LISP routines developed in AutoCAD® and other CAD applications, and develop your own in the BricsCAD LISP Advanced Development Environment (BLADE). BricsCAD is based on OpenLISP, with modern memory management and great performance.

Why use Lisp?

Lisp routines are the easiest way to automate processes and workflows for bulk layer manipulations, changing entity properties, automate drawing and XREF relationships, standardize plotting and publishing workflows, etc.

Explore the BricsCAD open CAD platform

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.

Applications for BricsCAD

We offer 400 partner applications on the BricsCAD App Store, featuring specialized industry solutions across many disciplines, enabling you to get your work done easier, faster and more accurately.

Point Cloud Visualization

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 Site Tools

BricsCAD offers extended modeling workflows for creating and editing TIN surfaces, grading, and alignments. No object enablers are required to view and analyze Civil geometry.

Intelligent Design Tools

BricsCAD features unique AI-powered, intelligent tools to help you do more, faster. They help you to automate manual tasks, optimise drawings, and assist user input, significantly reducing effort and increasing your design productivity.

Parametric Blocks: a dynamic approach to creating 2D or 3D Blocks

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.


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.

Optimize 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.

Design freedom

BricsCAD offers unique capabilities providing you with the freedom to work the way you want to. With flexible licensing, the ability to freely flow in and out of 2D and 3D workflows, and our adaptable approach to 3D modeling, you are empowered to choose the best approach for you.

“BricsCAD allows us to do not only 2D drawing, but also 3D modeling. It's certainly one of the modeling software products that will play a role in expanding our business”

Powerful Variational 3D Modeling

Our unique approach to 3D design combines the best of unconstrained direct modeling and parametric design worlds. You’re free to express your creativity at the early design stage through dynamic direct modelling, interactively manipulating solid and surface geometry as you move your mouse. As the design evolves, you can add more dimensional control, or even fully parameterise the design, automatically, and all without the complexity imposed by a history-based approach.

Fast and Stable CAD

CAD should feel smooth and seamless, no matter how many millions of lines are in the file.

“BricsCAD is very fast and very stable. One of the things that we like about BricsCAD is that we can work with very large files.“

2.8x faster

Running advanced LISP routine

Source: BricsCAD's LISP kicks sand in the face of AutoCAD's

2.7x faster

Opening 500+ dwg files

Source: CadTempo and BricsCAD Performance

Take real advantage of multi-core CPU's

BricsCAD supports multi-threaded, multi-processor operations to speed product performance for file loads, drawing generation and rendering. In fact, BricsCAD BIM and BricsCAD Mechanical users can leverage multi-core processors to speed drawing sheet generation and updates in the background, while you continue to work on your BIM or assembly model.

High performance graphics engine

In each new version of BricsCAD, we strive to improve display performance. 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

We use a multi-resolution, persistent image cache to display PDF underlays, enabling super-fast zoom and pan operations. And BricsCAD’s raster engine delivers great pan and zoom performance, even with enormous 64-bit BigTIFF files.


The Bricsys 24/7 connection panel lives inside of BricsCAD, and gives you direct access to our cloud-based file storage and collaboration network. Communicator for BricsCAD* seamlessly imports CAD & PMI data from all the major CAD programs and exports industry-standard 3D file formats.

BricsCAD® Cloud

Part of BricsCAD® Maintenance

Download, view and edit natively in BricsCAD, while keeping full track of DWG and XREF history. BricsCAD’s built-in Bricsys 24/7 panel gives you instant access to drawings and ensures you always have the latest version of a tracked file.

See who's working on which file
Avoid conflicted files with check-in / check-out
Always work on the latest version

Discover BricsCAD Cloud

Import & export all types of files with BricsCAD

By default available in BricsCAD:

Sketchup (import)
Images (TIFF, JPEG, etc.)

Communicator for BricsCAD®

A BricsCAD add-on to seamlessly import 3D geometry & PMI data from all major CAD applications.

Import & export other file formats for:

Siemens NX
and more...

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