Tired of outrageous license fees and restrictions? Hey, this isn’t the 90’s anymore! You deserve better, today. Get BricsCAD!

The CAD platform
built for tomorrow

Drive modern design workflows with BricsCAD, all in industry-standard .dwg. Use skills you already have to design faster in 2D or 3D.

For government buyers BricsCAD is now available on GSA Advantage
Contract Number GS35F381GA
DUNS Number 079084188

Full function 2D/3D
dwg-based CAD

  • Advanced 3D Direct Modeling in native .DWG file format (including .DWG 2018)
  • More than 400 industry Application Partners
  • Most comprehensive functionality at a fraction of the cost of AutoCAD

BricsCAD welcomes
AutoCAD® users

  • If you use AutoCAD, you already know BricsCAD. You can be productive in an hour.
  • BricsCAD fully supports your existing workflows.
  • Full script compatibility. Your LISP routines just load and run.
  • Menu and dialog compatibility.

Buy BricsCAD once,
own it forever

  • No forced subscriptions, your perpetual BricsCAD license will continue to run indefinitely.
  • All-In Maintenance gives you access to priority support and free major upgrades for a yearly fee.
  • Multi-platform support: Windows, macOS and Linux-based PCs.
What’s new in BricsCAD V20
What’s new in BricsCAD BIM V20
What’s new in Mechanical V20

Choose the BricsCAD version that best suits your needs, from basic 2D drafting with LISP support in BricsCAD Classic to advanced 3D direct modeling and BIM or Mechanical Design.


BricsCAD Classic

Cost-effective entry to CAD, primarily for 2D drafting.

from $650 ($845 all-in)

  • All familiar CAD functionalities
  • Full LISP support (vl, vlr, vla and vlax)
  • BricsCAD 24/5 cloud connectivity
  • Flexible licensing

BricsCAD Pro

Adds 3D modeling and advanced API support.

from $850 ($1105 all-in)

  • All familiar CAD functionalities
  • Full LISP, VBA, BRX & .NET support
  • Chapoo cloud connectivity
  • Flexible licensing
  • Direct 3D Modeling
  • Rendering, materials and lighting

BricsCAD Platinum

Adds advanced 3D + BIM & Sheet Metal foundation.

from $1200 ($1560 all-in)

  • All familiar CAD functionalities
  • Full LISP, VBA, BRX & .NET support
  • Chapoo cloud connectivity
  • Flexible licensing
  • Direct 3D Modeling
  • Rendering, materials and lighting
  • 3D constraint creation
  • Design intent recognition
  • Assembly modeling
  • Deformable Modeling

Functionality Bundles

BricsCAD now features powerful versions for BIM (Building Information Modeling) and Mechanical design.


Go from concept to detailed construction documents in one 3D workflow.

BricsCAD Mechanical

A complete mechanical design toolkit, all in .dwg. Assemble freely using the power of 3D Direct Modeling.

For more information on:

BricsCAD is a perpetual license, meaning that you actually buy the software and can use it for as long as you own it. You can however purchase an optional All-In Maintenance. It entitles you to updates, priority support for one year, and one version upgrade (e.g. V19 > V20) for each year that you are current on your subscription.

BricsCAD is now available through the Federal Micro Purchases Program – AERTWORKS LLC / 079084188 – Cage# 6XZG7.
5% discount for five or more licenses. Additional volume discounts available.

   BricsCAD is super fast


            User impressions are one thing,

            but how about factual figures?

Work 2D and 3D entirely in .DWG

.DWG remains the ubiquitous file format for more than 12 Million architects, designers, engineers, and drafters. Unlike other vendors that force you to translate back and forth between file formats (e.g. .rvt, .rfa, .nwf, and .skp for AEC) with the risk of errors and data loss with each translation, BricsCAD allows you to work entirely in .DWG.

From basic 2D drafting and detailing to the most advanced mechanical and sheet metal design, and now a fully integrated BIM that supports and is certified for IFC (Industry Foundation Classes), the global ISO16739 standard developed and maintained by buildingSMART International for BIM (Building Information Modeling), recommended as open standard by The American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and now mandated by the US General Services Administration for all project milestones.

BricsCAD continues to extend the .DWG file format with the most advanced technology, including AI (artificial intelligence), direct modeling, and its unique QUAD™ design interface.

APIs and Tools to Port Your Own Custom Code. 400+ Commercial Add-Ons from Industry Leaders.

In-house developed add-ons? No problem. Unlike AutoCAD LT, you can run your LISP on BricsCAD Classic. Running ARX? Just recompile the same code to BRX. BricsCAD also supports .Net, VBA (7.1 32/64-bit), and C++ , including full customization of menus, ribbons, and its unique QUAD™ design interface.  BricsCAD V17 now also features a BIM library API with 3D parametric design, as well as IFC and cloud capability.

Bricsys does not compete with its application partners, it actively promotes them. That’s why CADD/CAE industry leaders are switching to BricsCAD, the 2D/3D .DWG platform that was developed from the ground up with a faster, less resource consuming CAD engine, allowing you to work on much larger, more complex models and drawings. Working on a 30 miles highway corridor? Designing a 300 home subdivision? With BricsCAD there is no need to parcel out your designs. Its memory efficient engine allows you to load and work the entire model.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

    • For Windows – Windows 10/8/7/Vista SP2/XP SP3
    • For Mac – OS X
    • For Linux – Latest Fedora, OpenSuse, or Ubuntu


  • Processor: 1 GHz processor or faster, or compatible processor
  • RAM: 256 MB, 1 Gb or more recommended
  • Hard drive: 250 MB for program files + 1 GB free space
  • Display: 1024×768 XGA with true color (minimum)