BricsCAD® v23
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Built for better performance at an exceptional value.

BricsCAD-Lite-NAV

BricsCAD® Lite

High-performance, AI-powered CAD for 2D drafting and detailing for designers and engineers.

BricsCAD-Pro-NAV

BricsCAD® Pro

Powerful and interoperable 2D/3D CAD and modeling for AEC designers and engineers. 

BricsCAD-BIM-NAV

BricsCAD® BIM

 AI-driven, 2D & 3D CAD software for BIM  capabilities in one software, for 
a reasonable cost.  

BricsCAD-Mechanical-NAV

Mechanical

 Mechanical design and drafting with 2D/3D CAD and Modeling on a single dwg-CAD  platform.  

What is BricsCAD?

BricsCAD ®: innovative and intuitive CAD
for 2D, 3D, BIM and Mechanical design

 

BricsCAD® v23 delivers more AI-assisted commands and robust 2D/3D modeling capabilities for designers, innovators, and engineers.

V23 adds to the productivity and compatibility of workflows on Bricsys’ interoperable and open DWG platform.

It is enhanced for professionals across design, AEC, manufacturing, and engineering to create with intuitive tools.

BricsCAD® Ultimate v23

 

Use all versions of BricsCAD in one application.

Lite, Pro, BIM, Mechanical combined - powerful and interoperable 2D/3D CAD, modeling, BIM, and Mechanical software. 

Alternative to AutoCAD®, Inventor® SketchUp® Revit® combined.

Flexible licensing - subscription, perpetual, or network licenses available.

What's New in BricsCAD v23?

The latest release of BricsCAD software brings improvements to the tools and features you love and new functionality and UI that will supercharge your productivity.

V23 adds to the productivity and compatibility of your workflows with an open DWG platform, enhanced for design professionals, AEC, manufacturing, and engineering to create with intuitive tools.

  • New: Dynamic Block Covertor

  • New: Parametric Blockify for 2D Geometry

  • New: Enhance Sheet Set Panel

  • New: Drawing Recovery Manager

  • New: Integrated Express Tools App

  • New: Drawing Recovery Manager

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Licensing
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Perpetual licenses Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Perpetual + Maintenance Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
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Drawings
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Native DWG (through AutoCAD 2021) Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Password Protection Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
eTransmit Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Sheet Set Manager Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Geographic Location Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
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Cloud Collaboration Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green

 

Interface
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Dark & light color themes Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Industry standard commands, aliases, and variables Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Command line Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Start tab Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
File (drawing) tabs Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Menu bar Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Command Toolbars Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Command Ribbon Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Tool Palettes Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Contextual right-click menus Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Contextual QUAD Cursor Menu Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Status Bar Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Workspaces Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Searchable settings (variables) Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Lockable Interface Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Clean Screen Mode Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Drawing Explorer Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Customizable User Interface Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Structure Browser (list entities) Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  

 

Selection, Snap, & Track
Selection filtering BricsCAD Lite BricsCAD Pro AutoCAD 2021
Add selected Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Select Similar Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Selection cycling Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Entity snaps Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Polar tracking Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Zintersection 3D snap Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Nearest distance Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Adaptive Gridsnap Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Real-time boundary detection Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
2D Dynamic UCS Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
3D Dynamic UCS Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  

 

Drawing Tools
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Line, Polyline, Spline, Ray, Xline Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Multiline and Multiline styles Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Circle, Arc, Ellipse, Elliptical Arc Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Polygon, Rectangle, Region, Donut, Point Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Helix Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
2D Parameters, Constraints Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green

 

Annotation Tools
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Text, Multi-line Text, Text Styles, Text Editor Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Dimensions, Dimension Styles Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Multi-leaders, Multi-leader Styles Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Hatches, Gradients, Hatch/Gradient Editor Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Wipeouts Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Revision Clouds Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Attributes, Attributes Editor Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Tables, Table Styles Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Fields Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Data extraction Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Data linking Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Annotation scaling Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Spell check Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green

 

Editing Tools
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Move, Copy, Rotate, Scale, Stretch, Mirror, Align Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Trim, Extend, Lengthen, Break, Join Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Fillet, Chamfer Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Copy Guided Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Move Guided Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Grip Edit Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Properties Panel Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Manipulator Tool (3D Gizmo) Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green

 

Reference Tools
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Blocks, Block Editor Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Dynamic Blocks Checkmark_04_green (viewing) Checkmark_04_green (viewing) Checkmark_04_green 
Block Face Camera Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Blockify (Automated Block Creation and Page wide similar geometry search) Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Associative Arrays Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
DWG (Xref) Attach, Clip, Bind, Edit Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
PDF Attach, Clip Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Image Attach, Clip, Adjust, Transparency Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Point Cloud Preprocess, Attach, Crop, and Colormap   Checkmark_04_green  

 

Visualization Tools
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Layers, Layer States Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Transparency Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green 
Visual Styles Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
LookFrom (ViewCube™)   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Match perspective   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Lights   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Sun Properties   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Materials   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Render   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Animation Editor   Checkmark_04_green  
Walkthrough navigation   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
ANIPATH command   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green

 

Modeling Tools
ACIS Modeling BricsCAD Lite BricsCAD Pro AutoCAD 2021
Solid & Surface Modeling   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Solid Primitives   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green 
Mesh Primitives   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Polysolid   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Union, Subtract, Intersect, Interfere   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Extrude, Revolve, Loft, Sweep, Thicken   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Twist   Checkmark_04_green  
Fillet, Chamfer   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Slice   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Multi-slice   Checkmark_04_green  
T Connect, L Connect, Connect with Nearest   Checkmark_04_green  
Extract Edges   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Direct Modeling   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Deformable (Freeform) modeling   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Audit, Simplify, Stitch   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
3D Parameters, Constraints   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
3D Autoparametize   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
3D Parametric Design Tables   Checkmark_04_green  
Section planes   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Drawing Views   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green

 

Civil Tools
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TIN Surface Modeling   Checkmark_04_green  
TIN Volume Surface   Checkmark_04_green  
Grading   Checkmark_04_green  
Alignments   Checkmark_04_green  
Civil 3D Object Enabler Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Architectural Desktop Object Enabler Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
CADWorx Object Enabler Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  

 

Import, Export, Output
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Print/Plot Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Publish/Batch Plot Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
CTB & STB Table Files Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
PC3 Printer Configuration Files Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Named Page Setups Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
PDF Import / Export Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
DAE Import / Export Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
IFC Import / Export      
3DM Import / Export   Checkmark_04_green  
LandXML Import / Export   Checkmark_04_green  
RFA Import      
SKP Import   Checkmark_04_green  
DGN Import Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
DWF Export Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
SVG Export   Checkmark_04_green  
FBX Export   Checkmark_04_green  
STL Export   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Additional formats available via BricsCAD Communication (Add on)   Checkmark_04_green  

 

Programming Scripts
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ActiveX Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Entity data editor Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green  
Script Recorder Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Full LISP Support (vl, vlr, vla, and vlax) Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Solutions Development System (SDS/ADS) Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
DCL engine Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
COM API   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)   Checkmark_04_green  
VBA DVB projects support   Checkmark_04_green  
.NET   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
BRX (ARX)   Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
TX (Teigha extensions) Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green
CUI menu files support, with Diesel expressions Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green Checkmark_04_green

BricsCAD FAQs

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. 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. You don't 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. In addition, BricsCAD Maintenance customers get priority product support and all major and minor upgrades 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 operating system support it. If you want to upgrade licenses, not on Maintenance, you can 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. Then, 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. 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 products 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 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 get in touch with TAVCO.

 

Do license keys differ based on language, location, or operating system?
No, license keys work for BricsCAD in all language versions and 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 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. In addition, the product activation key authorizes its owner to use a specific version of BricsCAD for as long as its PC and operating system support 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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