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The BricsCAD V21 Product Family

The BricsCAD V21 Product Family

Welcome to the BricsCAD® V21 product family! We want to make it easy for you to buy the right version of BricsCAD®. That's why we've simplified the overall product family for 2021.


BricsCAD® Classic has been renamed to BricsCAD® Lite. BricsCAD® Platinum will...
no longer be available, all BricsCAD® Platinum features will be moved to BricsCAD® Pro. This is to make it easier for users to choose the right product. BricsCAD® BIM, Mechanical and Ultimate licenses remain unchanged.
Bricsys® 24/7 for Design Teams has been renamed BricsCAD® Cloud. Bricsys 24/7 for Project Collaboration is now called Bricsys® 24/7.

What's in a name? For V21, BricsCAD® Classic has been renamed to BricsCAD® Lite. It's for everybody who works primarily in 2D. BricsCAD® Pro has been elevated to flagship status, as we've merged all the power of today's BricsCAD® Platinum V20 into BricsCAD® Pro V21 -- and much, much more! When you see the new features and workflows in the V21 family of products, you'll know that BricsCAD is on the cutting edge of CAD development.

We believe that the choice is clear. Need a better AutoCAD® LT? Choose BricsCAD Lite. Want a modern, high-performance CAD tool to replace your expensive AutoCAD® Subscription? BricsCAD Pro is right for you. Regardless of the Edition you choose, you'll get the best DWG-based CAD system available today.

The product editions for  BricsCAD® BIM, BricsCAD® Mechanical, and BricsCAD® Ultimate stay the same, save for the incredible new features and innovations that we've introduced in V21!

Our collaboration tools have new names, also: Bricsys® 24/7 for Design Teams has been renamed BricsCAD® Cloud. Bricsys 24/7 for Project Collaboration is now called simply Bricsys® 24/7. Again, we're making it powerfully easy to choose the right tool from Bricsys.

Which version of BricsCAD® is right for me?

BricsCAD® Lite is the best choice for 2D drafting work

BricsCAD® Lite offers all the functionality of AutoCAD® LT, and more. The overall user experience is amazingly familiar. Lite offers the power of A.I., via machine learning workflows that let you get more work done, faster, and with more accuracy. And migration is easy too -- your menus and other customizations move right over into BricsCAD!

BricsCAD® Lite lets you customize your drafting workflows, with the full power of LISP, built-in. The majority of your existing LISP routines will just load and run, 5 to 100x faster, thanks to the modern memory management of our OpenLISP implementation.

BricsCAD® Pro is the best choice for 3D work and 3rd party apps

BricsCAD® Pro is the right choice for users who want more power and more innovation on their desk (or laptop), and for those that need access to the hundreds of 3rd party application programs, built on our BRX API.

BricsCAD® Pro integrates all the advanced parametric solid modeling features previously found in BricsCAD® Platinum, and much, much more! It contains a powerful 3D constraint engine and automatic parameterization. Parametric components and arrays, coupled with our 3D Direct modeling engine, give you the ultimate design freedom.

The Pro edition also contains our civil modeling workflow, with automatic TIN surface generation, gradings, corridors, and alignments.

BricsCAD® Mechanical is the best choice for MCAD

BricsCAD® Mechanical offers comprehensive mechanical design and documentation tools that work in BricsCAD's familiar user environment -- and best of all, it's all in DWG!

You may have been told that the DWG format is not suitable for detailed, mechanical assembly design. That statement was made over 20 years ago. My, how times have changed!

And, our optional Communicator for BricsCAD®  module imports files from, and exports files to, industry-standard Mechanical CAD formats, including associated Product Manufacturing Information, or PMI.

And BricsCAD's powerful Direct Modeler, based on ACIS, treats native and imported geometry the same way -- for seamless editing of parts, assemblies and sheet metal components.

BricsCAD BIM is the best choice for Architects and Structural Engineers

[BricsCAD® BIM](https://blog.bricsys.com/whats-new-for-bricscad-bim-v21/) is an alternative Building Information Modelling workflow that starts in 3D and stays in 3D. It offers a design-to-documentation Building Information Modeling workflow that focuses on "Design First".

BricsCAD® BIM leverages a familiar workflow, using DWGs and XREFs, to bring Building Information Modeling to everyone.

We respect your Art. You can begin capturing your designs in CAD-accurate solids, without the limitations of "family" based systems. Then, leverage the power of A.I. and machine learning to classify your BIM's elements automatically.

This same AI power lets you build the Level of Development of your BIM in a continuous, consistent fashion. And, you can create associative construction documentation, automatically, at any point in the BricsCAD® BIM workflow.

BricsCAD® Ultimate does it all

BricsCAD® Ultimate is the master edition of the BricsCAD V21 product family. It combines all the features in BricsCAD Pro, Mechanical and BIM into a single, all-in-one, DWG based CAD solution.

How I try each edition in the BricsCAD V21 Product Family?

First, start by downloading the 30-day free trial of BricsCAD Ultimate. Then, use the new  SETLICENSELEVEL command (previously RUNASLEVEL) to set the edition of BricsCAD® you want to try. You can also use the COMMANDS command to list all available commands for each edition (a.k.a. 'license level') and any installed 3rd party apps.

Cloud Collaboration -- Bricsys® 24/7

Bricsys® 24/7 ties it all together with data storage, workflow management and team collaboration, on a platform that's been proven in daily use, by thousands of users, for well over a decade.

BricsCAD® Cloud is only available to BricsCAD® users. It is a place to store and share drawings from BricsCAD.

Bricsys® 24/7 is a cloud-based Common Data Environment for people who need to collaborate and communicate. It offers full version control, with check-in and check-out of files across the web.

It also offers a graphical workflow editor, with automated notifications and detailed activity logging to ensure that work gets done efficiently, and correctly and powerful search capabilities, with user-configurable metadata, ensure that you can always find what you need, when you want it.

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