Bricscad is produced and marketed by Bricsys as "the 2D and 3D CAD platform of preference for users who want to extend their number of professional CAD seats or just want to replace other too expensive CAD licenses."


As of version 9, Bricscad comes in two product levels, Pro and Classic. The Pro level product supports ACIS 3D modeling, BRX (like ARX) C++ programming, and Visual Basic for Applications while the Classic level does not[1].

AutoCAD Comparison[]

Bricscad reads and writes the DWG format and offers compatibility with AutoCAD® 2009. Bricscad V9 has a very recognizable intuitive user interface and requires no extra training for AutoCAD users.

Things like a multiline text editor, Reference Edit, Associative Dimensioning, Wipe-out and Transparency are just a brief selection of a long list of recent added new features and improvements. The completeness of the feature set can stand now any comparison. Bricscad V9 is also a milestone version because for the first time it can support all DWG applications, including applications developed with ARX.

By enabling DWG based solutions in every engineering domain Bricsys now finally can offer freedom in the decision process. As from Bricscad V9 on, the DWG world does have a real choice. Bricscad V9 combines professional engineering solutions with a fair and transparent pricing model, and a user friendly upgrade policy.

Application Programming Interfaces[]

Thanks to the extended list of compatible API's available (LISP, SDS, COM, BRX), Bricscad V9 is now chosen by more than hundred of application developers so far to port their AutoCAD® based application to. Each application extends Bricscad V9 feature set to a new level.

Third Party Solutions[]

Applications in main domains, such as AEC, GIS, Mechanical and Civil Engineering lift the Bricscad platform to the highest professional level. With a constant growing number of available engineering applications the Bricscad platform offers real solutions for the job to be done.

Adoption and presence[]

Bricscad is worldwide leader in DWG alternative CAD. Bricscad V9 - today available in 13 languages - offers an international platform for applications. Bricsys - the company behind Bricscad - assists developers actively with the porting of regional and international applications. Together with the application developers, Bricsys is building an international DWG based engineering community.

Support policy[]

In addition to its technological strength, Bricsys delivers high quality support to each user, each developer, every day and everywhere. Bricsys’ customers are leaders in their field and require a zero tolerance support. Bricsys eliminates barriers between its technical teams and the users of its products. Bricsys customers - anywhere on the globe - can communicate their support requests directly with the Bricsys support team.


Pricing is one of the main reasons why most people ultimately prefer Bricscad. Comparable quality for far less money.

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