BricsCAD is a powerful CAD software platform unifying the familiar feature set of native dwg with advanced 2D tools and intelligent 3D direct modeling.

  • Full function 2D/3D dwg-based CAD
  • Advanced 3D Direct Modeling in native .DWG file format (including .DWG 2018)
  • More than 900 industry Application Partners
  • Most comprehensive functionality at a fraction of the cost of AutoCAD

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

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 the foundation for BIM and Sheet Metal in BricsCAD Platinum.


BricsCAD Classic

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

from $590 ($810 all-in)

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

BricsCAD Pro

Adds 3D modeling and advanced API support.

from $750 ($970 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 $1110 ($1330 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

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. V17 > V18) for each year that you are current on your subscription.

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

Add-On Modules

BricsCAD now features powerful add-on modules for BIM (Building Information Modeling) and Sheet Metal design. Both can be purchased as separate add-ons for BricsCAD Platinum or as a bundle.


Create and manage building and infrastructure projects faster, more economically.

BricsCAD Sheet Metal

Create sheet metal parts using the most intuitive 3D direct modeling techniques.

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. 1,500+ 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)