For People Who Build the Future
Bricsys CAD is a software application for computer-aided design (CAD), developed by Bricsys nv. The company was founded in 2002 by Erik de Keyser, a long time CAD entrepreneur. In 2011 Bricsys acquired the intellectual property rights from Ledas for constraints-based parametric design tools, permitting the development of applications in the areas of direct modelling and assembly design. Bricsys is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, and has additional development centres in Nizhny Novgorod and Novosibirsk, Russia; Bucharest, Romania and Singapore. Bricsys is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, and joined the BuildingSMART International consortium in December 2016.
In 2018, Bricsys nv was acquired in full by Hexagon AB of Sweden.
A Simplified Product Line
To ensure that BricsCAD is as easy to buy as it is to own, we’ve simplified the BricsCAD product family. In V21, BricsCAD consists of four editions: BricsCAD Lite, BricsCAD Pro, BricsCAD BIM and BricsCAD Mechanical.
- BricsCAD Lite offers familiar 2D CAD drafting functionality with powerful LISP customization.
- BricsCAD Pro is the geometry engine for the DWG-based CAD revolution. First, it handles the 2D drafting workflows you need today. Next, it contains a powerful 3D constraint engine with automatic parameterization, to speed the transition to 3D modelling. And BricsCAD Pro supports over 400 3rd-party Application programs to speed industry-specific workflows.
- BricsCAD BIM offers a comprehensive building design and documentation workflow that focuses on “Design First”. Start in 3D, stay in 3D throughout the BIM workflow with BricsCAD BIM.
- BricsCAD Mechanical delivers advanced mechanical assembly design tools, manufacturing documentation creation and automated Bills of Materials, all in a familiar interface, and all in DWG.