Bricsys

BricsCAD


5 / 5
6 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Architects, construction crews and engineers.


Average Ratings

6 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $550.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Bricsys
  • www.bricsys.com/
  • Founded 2002
  • Belgium

About BricsCAD

BricsCAD supports 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, Sheet Metal Design and Building Information Modeling. The greatly expanded BIM add-in for BricsCAD brings the power of Building Information Modeling to your desktop and offers an intuitive workflow. It's unique as its the only CAD system in the world to base all these design functions on the industry-standard .dwg file format. Discover how BricsCAD introduces time saving tools at a fair price without subscription and industry leading support.


BricsCAD Features


BricsCAD Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Best CAD/BIM program I have found

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Full Featured program -basic level is more than Autocad LT, mid version is more than full Autocad and Platinum is a lot more than Autocad- , Light Weight, only about 500mb installed including CAD and BIM. Blazing Fast (We did a large clash detection run in Autocad and Bricscad and what BricsCAD did in minutes took Autocad days), BIM and CAD in the same solution, no need to convert files from one format to another, no need to train staff for 2 separate solutions for CAD and BIM, just additional commands to the same workflows we devised for CAD over the past 21 years, high mathematical precision

Cons: It is hard to find issues to report.

Every time we encountered a shortcomming since 2005 we have placed a support request to BricsCAD, and withing days, weeks and sometimes months, depending on the dificulty, it gets fixed, added or improved so after 13 years using the program I can not thing of anything I do not like

In 2005 I found the program lacking many features, but the development rate is so fast that every day that goes by I find it harder to find something missing that I would need, hundreds of new things get added in every release

Overall: Full featured, great program, great performance, great value, small footprint

Excelent compatibility with our historical base of DWG and with other programs we use like SAP2000 and ETABS

For an equivalent civil3d solution look at Civil Site Design by Civil Survey Solutions running as an App on Bricscad

There are hundreds of third party applications to accomodate just about every task you can imagine, there are people that want a single solution provider but reality is that you can not get the best of all trades in a single company, Bricscad seems to promote the creation of an Ecosystem where many great minds of each trade develop their own solutions with BricsCAD as the core drafting engine and I have found that really novel solutions do come from some of this providers that know better their trade than a company that knows how to make a drawing program, being able to create a great drawing engine is not sinonimous of being able to create a great structural or surveying program, they might be able to make it nicer looking but not necessarily have the expertise to make it a great application for the trade

A typical Autocad Operator is at full capacity withing a couple of hours and BIM proficient withing a week + because he is just improving on what he already knows

One of the best software's i have been using since 2005 till date. Updated and perfect Tool

Jan 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The easy to use it and the simplicity in the commands makes it so user friendly to use. Its at par with any CAD software , in-fact better and faster.

Cons: Not much which i dont like. Still if we can make it more colorful in appearance , it would look better.

Overall: A lot of skill on designing and user friendly product to use. 100% a buy.

Very good value for the buck

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Functionality and interface are very similar to much more expensive Cad programs

Cons: Sometimes it freezes on bigger drawings (could be related with my configuration?)

Overall: Very very good

AutoC*D twin brother

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: A well-known interface that is close to everyone, new and old CAD users. All tools work flawlessly

Cons: Honestly, and I have no specific objection. I had no unexpected bad situations during my work

Overall: During the design, this software was my right hand; With bricsCAD, I worked perfectly with all the problems I encountered. Drawing 3D shape is surprisingly well-functioning.

BricsCad price ratio and obtained excellent

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sofware can do everything it can to compete for a much lower price, ease of interface

Cons: The personal biggest problem me is right-clicking on the mouse because it's not the same as AutoCAD, the problem if you used to work in AutoCad is hard to get used to BricsCAD

Excellent AutoCAD alternative

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It has 95%+ of the features in AutoCAD, and has a couple that AutoCAD doesn't have!

Cons: Depending on the software version, there are still a few bugs. They are not bugs that affect the functionality of the program, but tend to irritate the perfectionist.