BricsCAD is the modern CAD alternative. It is based on DWG, and it is compatible with everything you know. BricsCAD is available as a perpetual license that you can buy once and use forever.
Blockify - A.I. tools in BricsCAD recognize your intent and help you optimize your 2D drawings and 3D models
Adaptive Grid Snapping - Create accurately with a dynamic snap grid that changes to reflect your zoom level
Nearest Distance - View and modify the distance between two entities without starting a command
Automate Parametrics - BricsCAD’s A.I. quickly adds parametric intelligence to otherwise dumb solids. It’s the fastest way to create families of smart, table-driven parts
Work together when you’re not, right inside of BricsCAD - Collaborate with your peers from inside your BricsCAD session. Share files securely, track changes by user
What’s new in version 22.2.04
Updated on May 12 2022
Improvements to BricsCAD Core:
Material display: BricsCAD started ignoring the color tint of the ambient color. This had led to gray output for drawings based on some of our old templates. These templates were using white color for the diffuse component, and the actual object color was coming from the ambient color.Backwards compatibility for such drawings is now restored: the color tint of ambient color is not ignored if diffuse color is white and ambient color inherits object color.
Improvements to BIM:
IFC Export: For entities with Redway materials, a color resembling the material is applied during IFC Export.
Improvements to Point Clouds:
POINTCLOUDDEVIATION: The POINTCLOUDDEVIATION command now also works on tin surface entities
Point Cloud: Removed references to preprocessing features when it is not available in the current license for user clarity.
Automatically switches the visual style, if necessary, when a point cloud is attached.
Improvements to Mechanical:
Improved interaction between 2d and 3d constraints: Now, when it's possible to satisfy 3d constraints without breaking 2d constraints, they will be satisfied.
AMDTDETAILSYM: The AMDTDETAILSYM symbol can now be exploded without issues.
ATTSYNC: The ATTSYNC command now re-orients attributes to the current entity coordinate system of the parent block reference. This was broken in V22.1.
COPYCLIP: Fixed crash in the COPYCLIP command on a specific drawing containing invalid data in block dependencies.
Command Assist: The use of internet bandwidth is minimized by limiting the downloading of Command Assist models.
DCL: Fixed a problem where a (set_tile ...) on a RadioButton was not properly processed, causing another RadioButton to remain selected; regression from V22.2.02.
DIMBASELINE/DIMCONTINUE: Improved inheritance of starting dimension settings for linear, ordinate and angular dimensions.
DMCONCENTRIC3D: Fixed unexpected jump of DMCONCENTRIC3D argument at the moment of the constraint creation.
Dynamic Block: Fixed a dynamic block issue that caused incorrect behavior due to coincident grips. Now the block base point grip is added only when it doesn't coincide with another grip.
EXPORT: Fixed a failure when exporting files which contain scale or mirror transform.
The export to 3D PDF takes place without a Product Structure in the absence of the mechanical license.
GRIPS: Fixed an issue when selecting entities by a specific scenario.
IMPORT: Fixed a hang when importing certain CATIA V5 assemblies.
Fixed incorrect name in the Mechanical Browser after import.
Layers Panel: Fixed an issue where setting the current layer could set the wrong layer current.
Fixed a crash that could happen sometimes when setting a new current layer.
When selecting multiple layers in the Layers panel and clicking on a color to start color edit, cancelling the dialog no longer sets all selected layer colors to that of the first selected layer.
Fixing an issue where the Layers panel become unstable when opening drawings from start page containing proxy objects.
MLeader: Fixed a V22 regression that caused rendering errors when regenerating an annotative MLeader in a paperspace viewport that had no annotative scale set as current. Now it uses CANNOSCALE in such cases.
Point Cloud: Simplified but more robust crop solids are now created based on the cuboid extents of the shape.
Print: The main window no longer loses focus on print.
Properties Panel: Fixed an issue in the Properties panel that showed wrong values for PropertySet properties with empty, not-yet-assigned values.Now displays an empty value correctly, instead of the first value from allowed values collection.
TAB key navigation in the Properties Panel now ensures that the property value is editable, without further mouse clicks into the edit field.
Quad: Hovering the quad over an edge or certain other subentities no longer generates a "No Database" message at the command line.
Redraw Point Cloud on adaptive display toggleToggling the adaptive display did not have an immediate impact due to the caching of the redway node objects. Fixed this by clearing the cached nodes on toggling the adaptive display. It is now updated from the moment your mouse cursor is hovering over the CAD screen.
Tool Palette: Canceling a hatch tool before picking a point no longer results in previous commands being undone.
Fixed a V22 regression whereby pressing Enter after using a command tool macro repeated the command without associated settings.
VERSIONCONTROL: The text displayed in the dialog is now available in all the supported languages.
ZOOM: The mouse buttons are now disabled during view transitions, but keyboard input is enabled.