Go Beyond The Gated AutoCAD Compound

Free yourself. It’s easy to switch from AutoCAD® to BricsCAD®. Import your current customizations in minutes. You can be familiar with BricsCAD in an hour, and proficient in a day.

AutoCAD to BricsCAD
AutoCAD to BricsCAD
24 Tips for Moving from AutoCAD to BricsCAD

24 Tips for Moving from AutoCAD® to BricsCAD

The transition to BricsCAD for AutoCAD users, even with minimal AutoCAD experience, is easy and painless. BricsCAD works very much like AutoCAD and supports much of the same functionality including Xrefs, plotting, sheetsets, PDF attach/import, viewports, etc.

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Switching from AutoCAD to BricsCAD

Switching from AutoCAD to BricsCAD

Comparing User Interfaces Between AutoCAD & BricsCAD, Compatibility of Drawing Elements, Customizing & Programming BricsCAD, Operating Dual-CAD Design Offices by Ralph Grabowski

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Get started with BricsCAD by Heidi Hewett

Move to BricsCAD in minutes

Make your Bricsys account, download BricsCAD and install it side-by-side with your current CAD program. You’ll see how easy it is to change your CAD software!

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Compare BricsCAD to AutoCAD

BricsCAD offers a whole new world for those who venture beyond the AutoCAD horizon.
Among its growing community of users, BricsCAD is best known for its feature-rich combination of 2D drawing and 3D modeling.

AutoCAD to BricsCAD

* Dynamic Blocks: If you insert AutoCAD dynamic blocks into your BricsCAD drawing, you can, in most cases, edit those block instances. You cannot, however, create or edit dynamic block definitions in BricsCAD. Instead of offering dynamic block functionality, BricsCAD focuses entirely on parametrics. It allows you to create both 2D and 3D block definitions using the same set of tools and workflow.

** Network Licensing: Network licensing is available at an additional cost.

*** 3D MCAD Data Exchange: Activated with the additional Communicator for BricsCAD module.

Ten Great Reasons To Move To BricsCAD From AutoCAD

  • No learning curve with a familiar user interface. Most AutoCAD trained users are up and running with BricsCAD within twenty minutes.
  • Speeds up working on very large drawings with the AI enhanced, predictive QUAD cursor.
  • BricsCAD is more affordable with perpetual licenses.
  • 100% native 2D/3D DWG file support.
  • Built-in architectural direct modeler with SketchUp SKP import, IFC import & export, and built-in BIM database.
  • Advanced mechanical design features such as 3D constraints, design intent, assembly modeling, kinematic analysis, and BOM.
  • Built-in industry leading sheet metal design functionality.
  • Extensive customization and development capabilities using LISP (vl-, vlr-, vla-, vlax-), SDS, ADS, DCL, VBA, .NET, BRX, and TX
  • Executes LISP faster than AutoCAD, and unlike AutoCAD LT, BricsCAD Lite runs LISP!
  • Partner add-on solutions, including for AEC, civil, GIS, survey, mapping, HVAC, fire protection, landscape, structural, electrical, mechanical, and packaging design, as well as highly specialized vertical applications.