What does the BricsCAD free trial offer?

The BricsCAD free trial gives you full access to BricsCAD Ultimate for 30 days. That means that 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, our free solid modeling product. Shape will run as long as your PC and operating system support it.

My BricsCAD free trial has expired. What do I need to do to buy BricsCAD?

Purchase a license through the online store, or by contacting Techevate, 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’s 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 don’t 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’ll see what you own today and your upgrade options.

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 the network license product is kept on BricsCAD Maintenance. Techevate 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 a number of 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’re interested in volume licensing, please contact Techevate.

Are BricsCAD prices the same everywhere?

BricsCAD is sold in over 80 countries. Product pricing, availability, and promotional considerations are specific to countries and/or regions. Your BricsCAD license is usable anywhere across the globe.

We ask that you respect this entitlement by purchasing your BricsCAD licenses in the country or region of the planned primary use. Thank you!

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 do you mean by “perpetual” licenses?

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 at https://www.bricsys.com/students

Have more questions?

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