What do you like best?
Fast performance with minimal overhead (192 mb download)
100% DWG compatibility
Close to 100% command compatibility
Runs LISP code nativily
Full CUI compatibility. If you have a customized AutoCAD CUI, you can load it directly
Growing list of 3rd party applications
Free 3rd party developmer program
Perpetual licenses at a lower price than new AutoCAD rental
Upgrade on your timeline - subscription is worthwhile because of the aggressive update cycle
Private company spending 40% of revenue on R&D instead of marketing
What do you dislike?
BricsCAD is not a fully mature product with some bugs in the more advanced features.
Primary focus is in drafting, sheet metal and mechanical. Mapping based features are not mature.
Their projection system support is not good but 3rd party applicaitons work fine.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If you have older versions of AutoCAD - keep them - don't move to rental and take a serious look at BricsCAD.
If you are using Civil 3D, consider keeping 1 license for compatibility purposes and take a serious look at BricsCAD with 3rd party applications like Civil Site Design which delivers automaticion, faster performance and a short learn curve.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Initial focus was to replace AutoCAD 2D drafting with a lower cost product.
Have moved into infrastructure design using Civil Site Design to augment or replace Civil 3D.