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Create the best 2D and 3D designs


Bricsys provides a plethora of CAD programs to meet any need. Our solutions are focused on optimizing the drafting process and improving the accuracy of modeling.

✓ Highly compatible software
✓ Industry-standard DWG format
✓ Flexible pricing

What is a CAD Software?

What is a CAD Software?

Originating in the 1960s, Computer-aided design (CAD) is a method of mocking up designs in 2D and 3D simulations. The most common professionals who leverage CAD include engineers, architects, and construction workers. CAD Software automates the manual drafting process with highly productive digital tools, artificial intelligence & machine learning to create faster more efficient modeling & documentation workflows.

Leading the way in CAD software solutions. BricsCAD is based on industry standard. DWG format, making it compatible with other software & tools reducing the time necessary to re-train teams. Each Bricsys CAD solution is focused on the optimization of the drafting process paired to improve productivity accuracy & quality.

Why use CAD Software?

CAD software enables Engineers to design faster, cut production costs & complete projects more quickly. It also empowers designers to seamlessly experiment with concepts and reuse existing designs more easily.

CAD allows more efficient design, helps reduce errors, improves quality, and allows easier information sharing. Better, more innovative designs can be delivered much faster with limited resources. This enables the creation of premium but affordable products and accelerates production while enabling greater product improvement.

Engineering drawings have evolved over the years and are potentially very complicated. A solution to many engineering problems requires a combination of organization, analysis, problem-solving principles, and a graphical representation of the problem. Objects in engineering are represented by a technical drawing (also called drafting) that represents the designs and specifications of the physical object and data relationships.

A technical drawing needs to be precise and communicate all information about the design clearly, and this is where CAD comes to the fore.

Why use CAD Software?
Create the Fundamentals in 2D to Build Big in 3D

Create the Fundamentals in 2D to Build Big in 3D

For many teams, the CAD workflow begins with the initial 2D drafting of a future concept. 2D drawing is a quick and effective way to start the earliest design iterations, using highly accurate CAD drawings to allow teams to collaborate and understand the goal of a project.

2D drawing provides various information on cross-sections and dimensions which are useful in manufacturing a part of the product. But the 3D CAD drawing permits various separate parts to be assembled which provides an understanding of a complex geometric design.

3D enables you to visualize and understand what a finished product would look like.

BricsCAD is used throughout the design process from 2D schematic to 3D model. Precision is vital when it comes to developing a design (2D to 3D) though there are many challenges involved where BricsCAD can help to make your life easier & manageable. From the earliest design iterations in a 2D drawing to the final 3D model that will act as the foundation for a project, BricsCAD makes it simple to capture design concepts and produce billable documentation, all within one easy-to-use platform.

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The BricsCAD Ultimate trial gives you access to the full suite of BricsCAD products including BricsCAD Lite, Pro, BIM and Mechanical.

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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 development, alteration, and optimization. BricsCAD enables engineers to craft more detailed designs and manipulate them virtually. CAD software calculates how multiple materials relate.

BricsCAD has designed the ultimate suite of tools to meet 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.

What is CAD Software Used For?

CAD delivers ease of use, increases productivity & workflow, Improves the Quality of Designs & Enhances Design Security. You can do Fast Design Modifications, share projects anywhere with anyone, anytime, and Create Documentation of designs.

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Building Designs

In architecture and engineering, CAD workflow helps the teams from concept to creation. Whether designing a new building or creating an add-on to an existing structure, BricsCAD makes it easy for teams to efficiently draft 2D and 3D models to help move projects forward. Using the intuitive technology BricsCAD offers, designers and engineers, to create iterations of models, turning concepts into viable project.

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Manufacturing Designs

Throughout the complex manufacturing process, accurate modeling is central to optimizing the design, production, and inspection of product parts. Manufacturing teams rely on BricsCAD software to create 3D visualizations that can be tested, improved upon, and turned into finalized products. Additionally, BricsCAD is compatible with 3D printers, allowing manufacturing organizations to tap into the vast array of opportunities 3D printing offers.

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Product Assembly Designs

From consumer products to robust commercial machinery, BricsCAD helps teams conceptualize future products with 2D and 3D modeling. These drafts can be circulated across key stakeholders, allowing for a more efficient approval process. Once drafts have been finalized, the standard file formats produced by BricsCAD make it easy to turn models into initial product prototypes.

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Infrastructure Designs

Engineers rely on accurate 2D and 3D modeling to ensure land development and other infrastructure projects reflect real-world environments. With the use of BricsCAD, engineers and designers can work collaboratively to create models that serve as the foundation for in-field project activities.

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High-Performance Modeling

Take your business to a new level with the high-performance modeling of BricsCAD. Powered by AI, BricsCAD is the best CAD software for teams. BricsCAD operates smoothly and seamlessly.

In fact, BricsCAD is 2.7x faster at opening 500+ DWG files and 2.8x faster at running advanced LISP routines.

An industry-leading CAD program, BricsCAD supports multi-threaded, multi-processor operations to accelerate product performance for file loads and drawing generation and rendering.

Enjoy a variety of high-performance features, such as smooth zoom and pan operations in drawings containing hundreds of thousands of entities, a multi-resolution, persistent image cache to display PDF underlays, enabling super-fast zoom and pan operations, and BricsCAD’s better pan and zoom performance, even with enormous 64-bit BigTIFF files.

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FAQs About CAD Software

What is the most common CAD software?

BricsCAD is a widely used CAD software it supports industry standards.DWG for the highest compatibility and has all the latest features, including:

  • Command compatible
  • Menu (.CUI, .CUIX) compatible
  • Macro/script compatible
  • Support various file formats(.PC3, .LIN, .PAT, .DWT, .SSM, etc.)
  • Based on the 2018 DWG technology

What are the minimum system and hardware requirements for BricsCAD?

The minimum system requirements for BricsCAD are:

  • Operating System: Windows 10, 11 (x64), MacOS 10.15, and later, or Linux. (Visit the help article for more details)

  • Processor: Intel or AMD processor with a clock speed of at least 1 GHz.

  • RAM: At least 8 GB of memory, 16 GB or more, is recommended for larger or more complex drawings.

  • Hard Drive: At least 3 GB of free hard drive space.

  • Display: Monitor with a minimum resolution of Full HD (1920x1080).

  • Graphics Card: Video card with DirectX 9 or higher compatibility.

  • Internet connection: A stable Internet connection and some additional features are required for activation.

It's important to note that these are the minimum requirements and may vary depending on the complexity of your drawings and the other applications you have running on your system. To ensure optimal performance, it is recommended to have a more robust design with a fast processor, more memory, and a dedicated graphics card.

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Is CAD hard to learn?

Suppose you have a basic understanding of design concepts, its easy to learn a CAD program. You are good to go as soon as you become comfortable with the user interface, the commands, and the viewports!

BricsCAD offers free training courses and a high-standard customer help center to make this journey easier.

What does CAD stand for in 3D printing?

3D printing cannot be done without CAD. CAD files are essential for 3D printers to build prototypes and products. They provide the printer with information about how much material to deposit and where to deposit it.

BricsCAD extensively supports 3D Printing and helps users to bring ideas into reality.

.stl is arguably the most widely known file type for 3D CAD files and can be exported from BricsCAD. This file type is ideal for shipping to 3D printers and rendering software.

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