BricsCAD

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3.8 out of 5 stars

With hundreds of Third Party solutions, BricsCAD® is the powerful alternative CAD platform unifying 2D CAD and 3D direct modeling for dwg on Windows and Linux.

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BricsCAD review by <span>Giancarlo M.</span>
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Pretty usable compare to expensive alternative

What do you like best?

What I honestly like the most is the fact that it runs in Linux OS, honestly I have found just a few programs that can do this and when you are looking for an environment that requires very high performance there is nothing like UNIX based OS systems.

What do you dislike?

Brics is able to open the commonly used AutoDesk file format but it is not as you would expect it to. Every time you move a file from a different software there is a chance you notice the difference but I would say this difference is pretty notable when opening CAD files with Brics. You should be able to design on this software, it is just

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would say that if you have worked with Autodesk solutions in the past, the learning process will be very easy for you. Take in consideration you usually require a very good computer to execute this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am not executing CAD design but I need to open these DWG files in my linux machines and this is the only solution I have found so far. It works pretty decent in my experience.

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BricsCAD review by <span>Kevin L.</span>
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AutoCAD for a Lower Price!

What do you like best?

The price point compared to AutoCAD is by far the best perk of the program. You can get basically all the same features for a much much lower cost.

What do you dislike?

There are some commands/shortcuts that vary slightly from AutoCAD versions. It doesn't seem to make sense how most are the same, but some were changed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your team needs the capability to view and edit .dwg files internally and externally, BRICSCAD can be a much cheaper more efficient program to get compared to AutoCAD

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to the lower cost, we can provide a CAD program for all employees so they have it when it is needed. Some only need to use it on occasion, and it really benefits us to be able to implement it whenever needed.

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BricsCAD review by <span>Edo M.</span>
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User friendly CAD software with specific solutions

What do you like best?

This is an unusually well implemented user friendly CAD software with some specific features. SHEET METAL module is one that is most interesting to our business and our partners needs.

What do you dislike?

Price, price and price. Especially that extra cost for some services that are usually free of charge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good solution for specific needs. For as SHEET METAL module is a fantastic solution for our needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As we offer services and material (metal panels and corrugated sheets) in building sector, usually some clients expect that we offer some additional services/solutions, as flashing, installation procedure and similar .stuff. This program would help us very much regarding flashing planing and production.

BricsCAD review by <span>Lance M.</span>
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Excellent AutoCAD Alternative at a Fraction of the Price

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.

BricsCAD review by <span>Miguel J. P.</span>
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BricsCAD is a great alternative to a second life for .dwg format files. And it goes way beyond!

What do you like best?

Does all what you can do with AutoCAD, but goes much over. And it costs a fraction from the traditional CAD that everybody knows.

What do you dislike?

It's currently less known that we would like, considering the need to hire experts for using it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an agile company which develops, and they are focused on implementing new features for covering several connected areas of expertise for engineering and architecture designers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Design 2D and 3D, Direct Modeling, Parametrics, and the BIM environment is at close sight.

BricsCAD review by <span>James M.</span>
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DWG on a budget

What do you like best?

BricsCAD has improved over the years from a crude alternative to AutoCAD to a real contender. I have used it since V7 when a manager asked me to explore it as a replacement for our old AutoCAD licenses. At the time I had mixed feelings of it for business use but bought it for home use. Since then, it's come a long way. The Platinum version even includes some sheet metal capability and crude assembly / mechanism ability (though nothing that will make you throw away your Solidworks or Inventor).

What do you dislike?

My biggest complaints are that they have let some pretty big bugs slip through in new releases, and that the documentation has been lacking in past versions. The plus side to the bug issue is that they have a pretty good support system and are usually good about fixing bugs and about communicating bug status with users. The good news about documentation is that I recently upgraded to V15 and, at first glance, the documentation has gotten much better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this extensively for both 2D drawing and 3D modeling. Its 3D capability has usually provided the results that I need.

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