BricsCAD is faster than AutoCAD

BricsCAD – 6 min 51 sec
AutoCAD – 18 min 39 sec

Elapsed time opening 500 CAD files.

BricsCAD – 17 min
AutoCAD – 49 min

Elapsed time running an advanced LISP routine.

BricsCAD is the fastest .dwg-based CAD system!

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

“I don’t know what BricsCAD’s secret sauce is but it’s spicy and when you give it a taste keep a cool beverage at hand. You’re going to need to soothe the burn somehow.”
– Patrick Hughes of CadTempo

24 Tips for Moving from AutoCAD to BricsCAD

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.