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BricsCAD® for 2D, 3D, BIM, and Mechanical Design

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BricsCAD BIM V21-1


Increase speed and productivity with A.I. powered 1-click workflows

Machine learning streamlines redundant 2D and 3D tasks


Use one application for all of your design work and workflows

Access all 2D, 3D, and BIM commands from a single interface


Experience freedom with the most flexible CAD licensing options

Subscription, perpetual, or network licensing options available


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BricsCAD® Lite

CAD software for everyone who creates and edits 2D DWG drawings



BricsCAD Lite

BricsCAD® Pro

For 2D and 3D solid modeling including support for industry apps





End-to-end BIM workflow for design, construction, and documentation




BricsCAD® Mechanical

Powerful CAD software for assembly modeling and sheet metal design



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BricsCAD Ultimate

Bring together all the BricsCAD editions in a single package, with a single license key. 

  • BricsCAD PRO
  • BricsCAD BIM
  • BricsCAD Mechanical

Level up to BricsCAD Ultimate and maximize your workflow potential. Get all the CAD tools that you need.

All versions of BricsCAD can also directly access the Bricsys Cloud (24/7) cloud-based Common Data Environment (CDE) solutions. 

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What is a BricsCAD free trial?

The BricsCAD free trial grants you full access to BricsCAD Ultimate for 30 days. All the features of BricsCAD Shape, Lite, Pro, BIM, and Mechanical are yours to use, free of charge. After thirty days, the trial expires and will continue to run as BricsCAD Shape - the free solid modeling product. Shape will continue to run if your PC and operating system support it.

What do I need to do to buy BricsCAD?

After your free trial period, you can purchase a license (through the online store https://tavcotech.com/collections/bricscad-software)), re-launch the trial product and enter your key in the License Manager. This will activate your trial as a commercial product with the correct license level. There is no need to uninstall and reinstall, ever.

Why should I consider paying for BricsCAD Maintenance?

BricsCAD Maintenance is the least expensive way to keep your BricsCAD perpetual licenses up to date. Being on Maintenance ensures that you always have the latest features and functionality. BricsCAD Maintenance customers get priority product support and all upgrades to – major and minor – for one low yearly fee.

What happens if I don’t renew my Maintenance contract?

If for any reason you do not renew your Maintenance contract at the end of the period, your current BricsCAD version will continue to run for as long as your PC and/or operating system supports it. If you decide that you want to upgrade licenses that are not on Maintenance, just log in to your BricsCAD account and check out your upgrade options.
I have an older version of BricsCAD.


How can I upgrade my license?

Go to bricsys.com, log in to your Bricsys account, and navigate to “Your licenses”. There, you will see what you own today and your upgrade options. Contact a TAVCO rep for more information or call 866-254-8590.

What is a BricsCAD Network License?
A network license allows many users on the same TCP/IP network to access a shared pool of BricsCAD licenses. BricsCAD uses the Reprise NLM (Network License Manager), which you install on a central server on your premises. The network license manager controls the distribution of the license pool. Network licensing is available at an additional cost per license. Also, we require that network licensed product be kept on BricsCAD Maintenance. A TAVCO Rep can give you more information on network license pricing.

What is a BricsCAD Volume License?
A volume license is a single license key that is authorized to be used across several independent computers. Volume licenses are designed to assist CAD and IT administrators deploy BricsCAD to large numbers of computers that may or may not be on the same network. A volume license is not publicly available on the online store. If you are interested in volume licensing, please contact TAVCO.


Do license keys differ based on language, location or operating system?
No, license keys work for BricsCAD in all language versions and for any supported operating system (Windows, macOS or Linux).

Can I use my BricsCAD license key on two machines?
Yes, if you own a single-user BricsCAD license, you can install it on two machines (e.g. Your desktop PC at work and on your laptop computer at home). Please note: this dual-install option does not apply to Volume or Network licenses without express permission from Bricsys NV.

What are “perpetual” licenses of BricsCAD?
A BricsCAD license provides lifetime access to the BricsCAD software without monthly or yearly fees. The product activation key authorizes its owner to use a specific version of BricsCAD for as long as their PC and/or operating system supports it.

Can I get a free academic license as a student or a teacher?
Students, instructors, and schools can request a one-year BricsCAD Ultimate license(s) for no charge. Students can renew their free licenses for as long as they are enrolled in an accredited academic program. [More info](https://www.bricsys.com/students)

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Systems Requirements

Operating Systems

  • For Windows – Windows 10/8/7/Vista SP2/XP SP3
  • For Mac – OS X
  • For Linux – Latest Fedora, OpenSuse, or Ubuntu


  • Processor: 1 GHz processor or faster, or compatible processor
  • RAM: 256 MB, 1 Gb or more recommended
  • Hard drive: 250 MB for program files + 1 GB free space
  • Display: 1024×768 XGA with true color (minimum)


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