Searching for the best AutoCAD® 2D alternative?
Meet BricsCAD.

Enable the power of LISP and access to network licenses with BricsCAD for 2D drawing and drafting. Increase your productivity, reduce lead-times, and improve design quality, while maintaining your current 2D dwg-based workflows, data, and interface.

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Based on native DWG

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AutoLISP support

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Own or rent BricsCAD, standalone or network

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Compatible with AutoCAD® 2022

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Familiar user experience

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Intelligent tools for greater 2D design productivity

Familiar User Experience

The BricsCAD interface will make you feel right at home from the very beginning. Simply load your current CUIx file into BricsCAD, and your experience will be even more familiar. Tool palettes, tool bars and ribbons look the same in BricsCAD.

Own or rent BricsCAD Lite, standalone or network

Own or rent BricsCAD, standalone or network

With its flexible CAD licensing model, BricsCAD allows you to choose between perpetual licenses or subscriptions, standalone or even network licenses, so you can share 2D licences across your organization and achieve a significantly lower cost of ownership.

Single, volume and network licenses

Perpetual or subscription

Optional low-cost Maintenance program

Intelligent CAD tools for 2D drafting

BricsCAD® isn’t just an AutoCAD® alternative – it’s a rapidly evolving CAD software that incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help improve your workflows.

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Faster workflows

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Greater design flexibility

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Intelligent automation of tasks

Supported file formats

Your custom assets are where the work-saving productivity resides … especially for your users. By supporting these formats, we allow you to bring your workflows into BricsCAD directly with little to no effort.



Ribbons and Menus



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Lisp, VB/.NET



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Plotters, Page setups

Compare BricsCAD Lite to AutoCAD® LT and AutoCAD®

  • License flexibility (Perpetual, subscription, network multi-user, etc.)
  • Native DWG file format (through AutoCAD 2022)
  • Full LISP Support (vl, vlr, vla and vlax)
  • Industry standard commands, aliases, and variables
  • Programming support for COM API, .NET, and BRX (ARX)
  • Access to hundreds of integrated independent apps
  • AI-powered tools such as COPYGUIDED and BLOCKIFY
  • Drawing Explorer
  • 2D Parameters, Constraints
  • Intelligent Contextual Quad Menu
  • Full 3D direct and parametric modeling
BricsCAD Lite 2D civil drawing

Install and activate your fully functional 30-day trial of BricsCAD Ultimate. Access the complete CAD design toolkit from a single installer.

*BricsCAD Lite and BricsCAD Pro are registered trademarks of Bricsys NV. ©2021 All rights reserved. DWG is the native file format for Autodesk’s AutoCAD® software and is a trademark of Autodesk, Inc.

This is Bricsys

Bricsys, part of Hexagon, is the global technology company that creates the BricsCAD® family of computer aided design products and the Bricsys 24/7 project collaboration platform.


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