What Is BricsCAD?

Architectural CAD solution designed to help architects, contractors, and engineers create graded and TIN surfaces as well as corridors to create site designs. BricsCAD allows designers to automatically create bends and T-connections on moving around connected profiles. The platform offers inbuilt evaluation tools to calculate pressure loss, room book log, heating requirements, temperature drops, and more. BricsCAD can also design 3D ventilation systems for residential buildings.

Who Uses BricsCAD?

A CAD solution for designers, architects, drafters and engineers in the architecture, engineering, construction, product development, civil, industrial, manufacturing, automotive, etc.

Where can BricsCAD be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Linux (Desktop)

About the vendor

  • by Bricsys
  • Founded in 2002
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Belgium

Languages

Not provided by vendor

About the vendor

  • by Bricsys
  • Founded in 2002
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Belgium

Languages

Not provided by vendor

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Starting price

US$410.00/year
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Features of BricsCAD

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Design & Modeling
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Bill of Materials Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Component Library
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Custom Development
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • For 3D Printing
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Image Editing
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Projects
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Process Control
  • Projections
  • Real Time Comparisons
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reference Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Sketching and Annotation Tools
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Workflow Management

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Annotations
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bills of Material
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Comparison View
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drafting
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • For Architects
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Historical Reporting
  • Image Editing
  • Labeling
  • Landscape Design
  • Mobile Access
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multiple Projects
  • Project Management
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Rendering
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Website Integration
  • Workflow Management

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Bills of Material
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  • Change Management
  • Chemical Management
  • Civil
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Custom Development
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electrical
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Historical Reporting
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Planning Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Process Control
  • Product Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Summary Reports
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews of BricsCAD

Read all 12 reviews

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by score

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4
3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Ammon N.
Ammon N.
Software Support Team Lead in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great all around CAD software.

5 11 months ago

Comments: I learned CAD in a more popular and different, but similar application. BricsCAD works in a similar way and has almost all of the same features that I liked about the other software.

Pros:

BricsCAD is an efficient and effective CAD application.

Cons:

Some of the settings are a little hard to find and manipulate.

Bricsys Response

11 months ago

Hi Ammon, thank you for your review! Nice to hear you have a positive experience using BricsCAD.

Verified Reviewer
Director in Brazil
Verified LinkedIn User
Civil Engineering, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

BricsCAD is a very good tool for Design Electrica and Plumbing Installation

5 2 years ago

Comments: We work with electrical and plumbing design and we discover BricsCAD with a local dealer that help us a lot to adapt LISP routines and other own standards from Autodesk AutoCAD to BricsCAD. The generation of PDF interface is cool and easy to use. Other tools from developers (e.g. plumbing) migrated to BricsCAD too, making our daily use easier. The software runs lighter and fast !

Pros:

It is fully compatible with .dwg files; Easy to migrate LISP routines to BricsCAD; Customer support is good in Brazil; Lots of applications for electric and plumbing design; It has suitable kind of license according your necessity (and it´s perpetual !);

Cons:

The customer support has a delay to respond; Some commands are diferent from Autodesk AutoCAD (need to study a little and adapt some routines)

Bricsys Response

2 years ago

Hi, Nice to hear you have a positive experience using BricsCAD for electrical and plumbing design. Thanks a lot for sharing this with your peers! Kind regards, The Bricsys-team

John P.
Structural engineers in Nicaragua
Verified LinkedIn User
Civil Engineering, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

Horrible customer support

4 6 months ago

Comments: Hi I recently purchased Bricscad Pro about $1300. I opened a customer support ticket about four days ago but no one responded. All I needed was the BRX SDK, an application for writing c++ programs for Bricscad. This is easily and freely downloadable for Autocad users, even if you just have a student/trial version. I contacted the Bricsys [SENSITIVE CONTENT] (whatever that is) and I was told I need to register as a developer, which I did, but still I cannot access the BRX SDK. I asked the [SENSITIVE CONTENT] where I can get the SDK but he has not responded. I also emailed [email protected], two corporate headquarters and the US help desk concerning this issue and again no has responded. If I had known that they treat customers this badly I would have never have purchased their product. I could demand a refund, but I think I would have better luck pushing a piano up ten flights of stairs.

Pros:

reasonably priced compared to Autocad. Easy to use for Autocad users.

Cons:

It is hard to say because customer support is so bad

William C.
Sr Proj Manager in US
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

You're sooo close.

5 6 months ago

Pros:

It is so comparable to AutoCAD the industry's benchmark. I would LOVE for it to work on its 3D abilities. This could be the next Revit contender!!!

Cons:

A bit clunky but very well made - each iteration has been better than the last! Keep it up.

Bricsys Response

6 months ago

Thank you for sharing your review. Nice to hear your having such a positive experience :)

Jose l B.
President in Costa Rica
Verified LinkedIn User
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best CAD/BIM program I have found

5 3 years ago

Comments: Full featured, great program, great performance, great value, small footprint
Excelent compatibility with our historical base of DWG and with other programs we use like SAP2000 and ETABS
For an equivalent civil3d solution look at Civil Site Design by Civil Survey Solutions running as an App on Bricscad
There are hundreds of third party applications to accomodate just about every task you can imagine, there are people that want a single solution provider but reality is that you can not get the best of all trades in a single company, Bricscad seems to promote the creation of an Ecosystem where many great minds of each trade develop their own solutions with BricsCAD as the core drafting engine and I have found that really novel solutions do come from some of this providers that know better their trade than a company that knows how to make a drawing program, being able to create a great drawing engine is not sinonimous of being able to create a great structural or surveying program, they might be able to make it nicer looking but not necessarily have the expertise to make it a great application for the trade
A typical Autocad Operator is at full capacity withing a couple of hours and BIM proficient withing a week + because he is just improving on what he already knows

Pros:

Full Featured program -basic level is more than Autocad LT, mid version is more than full Autocad and Platinum is a lot more than Autocad- , Light Weight, only about 500mb installed including CAD and BIM. Blazing Fast (We did a large clash detection run in Autocad and Bricscad and what BricsCAD did in minutes took Autocad days), BIM and CAD in the same solution, no need to convert files from one format to another, no need to train staff for 2 separate solutions for CAD and BIM, just additional commands to the same workflows we devised for CAD over the past 21 years, high mathematical precision

Cons:

It is hard to find issues to report. Every time we encountered a shortcomming since 2005 we have placed a support request to BricsCAD, and withing days, weeks and sometimes months, depending on the dificulty, it gets fixed, added or improved so after 13 years using the program I can not thing of anything I do not like In 2005 I found the program lacking many features, but the development rate is so fast that every day that goes by I find it harder to find something missing that I would need, hundreds of new things get added in every release