# 2D CAD Software
for 2D drawing & drafting
Intelligent and efficient 2D CAD to help you get more work done faster using unique drawing toolsets.
High-Performance 2D Drawing and Drafting Software
When it comes to fast and efficient drafting, having access to the highest-performing 2D drafting software is a must. As the cornerstone of numerous building and manufacturing projects, those responsible for drafting 2D models need to work with large amounts of information in order to transpose details into designs. This is where 2D computer-aided design software, or 2D CAD software, has become a game-changer. 2D CAD makes it possible for drafters to work with specialized technology aimed at increasing accuracy while decreasing manual labor.
When it comes to 2D drafting software, Bricsys has continually led the way in the industry. BricsCAD Lite offers optimal toolsets in a user-friendly and highly compatible format. BricsCAD Lite makes it easy to work in sync on projects while decreasing the amount of tedious, manual labor involved in the drafting process.
Create 2D CAD Models for Your Industry
BricsCAD Lite - 2D drafting software can be used for numerous industries and applications. Architects, building engineers, civil engineers, construction professionals, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, fashion designers, and manufacturers all rely on 2D CAD Drawings to power projects.
2D CAD drafting involves drawing sketches, plans, and objects from a top-down perspective, a valuable tool in situations where a full 3D model isn’t required. Using 2D CAD software, professionals in these industries can turn ideas into digital drawings, reduce errors, improve design & documentation, reduce time to market, and increase project collaboration. 2D drawings are the foundation of projects across sectors, and the right technology helps create streamlined workflows and improved accuracy in drawings.
Familiar & Compatible
BricsCAD products offer the ultimate toolset for 2D drawing, including the following industry-leading tools.
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Software to Suit Your Design Needs
BricsCAD allows experts to create more accurate design representations. CAD replaced manual design drafting, allowing better design development, alteration, and optimization. BricsCAD enables engineers to craft more precise designs and manipulate them virtually. CAD software calculates how multiple materials relate.
BricsCAD has designed the ultimate suite of tools aimed at meeting your design needs. From the earliest stages of 2D drafting to the finalized 3D models utilized for manufacturing or building, our robust set of products makes it easy to create a streamlined workflow.
BricsCAD Lite is an affordable multipurpose 2D CAD product, which is both innovative and stable. It enables organizations who design and build things to deliver accurate 2D drawings faster.
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BricsCAD Pro is an affordable multipurpose 2D and 3D CAD platform, which is both innovative, stable and open for 3rd party applications. It enables organizations who design and build things to solve design problems faster.
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BricsCAD BIM is a platform with a different vision for BIM. It is based on a familiar DWG platform, that combines early design modeling, BIM and construction documentation, and manufactured building products into a single, continuous workflow.
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What is 2D CAD Software Used for?
2D CAD software is extremely helpful in architecture, fashion, engineering, construction, and manufacturing projects. The software makes it possible for teams to draft and design 2D models that act as the cornerstone drawing of a project in a highly efficient manner. This document works as a basic outline of where a project is headed.
For example, when constructing a new office building, 2D CAD software will help to quickly pull together critical information about the building’s floor plans. As these ideas are turned into project documentation, other teams, such as engineers, will go on to use these 2D models to add their own annotations and data.
2D CAD software has been a revolutionary shift for designs of all kinds. Replacing the manual process of putting pencil to paper, 2D software often includes pre-built components and data sets that can be reused to efficiently outline a project. Additionally, built-in intelligent design tools automate manual processes, creating a streamlined approach to 2D drafting.
What is the Difference Between 2D and 3D CAD Software?
The difference between 2D and 3D CAD software is the style of a model designed within the platform. 2D CAD focuses on two-dimensional designs, aided using a computer. 3D CAD, conversely, is utilized for three-dimensional designs.
2D CAD software is designed for the efficient creation of 2D drawings. It is a fast way to ensure the creation of a quality draft.
3D CAD software takes design to another level, offering added layers of data and information portrayed in a 3D format. Both are highly effective and important tools for building projects.
When it comes to 2D CAD software, BricsCAD Lite is second to none. This intuitive platform features AI-powered, intelligent tools that help make 2D drafting more efficient and precise. The platform allows users ultimate flexibility, and the dynamic modeling tools make it easy to transition between workflows.
BricsCAD Lite is 2.7x faster at opening 500+ DWG files and 2.8x faster at running an advanced LISP routine.
You can take real advantage of multicore CPUs since BricsCAD supports multi-threaded, multi-processor operations to accelerate product performance for file loads, drawing generation, and rendering.
BricsCAD uses 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 Big TIFF files.
FAQs about 2D CAD software
2D drafting is the process of designing and editing technical models. These drawings are designed with the use of CAD software and are utilized across industries for developing floor plans, elevations, building layouts, landscapes, and more. Drafts are also annotated with key details, notes, and accompanying documentation that allow teams across a project to access relevant data as needed.