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 BricsCAD
Improvements to BricsCAD:
Embedded ImagesNew commands IEMBED, IUNEMBED, and ISAVEAS have been implemented for creating and extracting embedded images.
EXPORTPDF commandFixed a performance regression for drawings with OLE entities.
LAYMCUR commandIt is now possible to pre-select entities.
License ManagerThe link to the 'Reprise error codes' help page has been fixed.
Improvements to BIM:
Rvt Import with filtersWhen importing Revit Objects using Rvt Import, the objects can be filtered based on Revit Views, Categories, Levels or WorkSets.
BIMPROPERTIES command Fixed an issue where 'Spatial Structure Elements' were missing in the dialog box when creating a custom Property Set.
BIMFixed a crash that occurred when opening a particular drawing.
BIMADDECCENTRICITY commandA crash situation that surfaced when adding extra offsets to certain profile types has been fixed.
BIMATTACHCOMPOSITION commandThe Detach option works now works properly in localized versions of the product.
BIMFLOWCONNECT commandOption switching using the Ctrl key (or by pressing the 'S' key) has been fixed.
BIMFLOWCONNECT commandProper icons were added for the options in the Hot Key Assistant (HKA).
BIMPROJECTINFO commandThe path to the external bsyslib library is now correctly saved.
BIMQUICKDRAW commandThe creation of walls now works as expected when Spaces exist in the BIM model.
BIMQUICKDRAW commandWalls are correctly mitered at large coordinate values.
BIMSECTIONUPDATE commandBoundary lines are generated for sectioned regions and surfaces with a composition now.
BIMSECTIONUPDATE commandFixed: in some cases viewport modifications were undone when the section was updated.
BIMSECTIONUPDATE commandLinetypes are now correctly rotated in non horizontal sections, so they appear correctly in the section result.
BIMSECTIONUPDATE commandThe error message "Error reading one or more constraints from the drawing." which appeared after opening a section has been fixed.
BLOCKCreating an annotative block removes the annotative property of its sub-entities.
BMBALLOON commandBalloons are placed correctly on section views when using BricsCAD's Mechanical license level.
BMBOMThe BOM filter dialog no longer uses localized names for logical operators, such as "and" and "or". This change ensures correct filter expressions.
BMBOMIncorrect localization of "In" column filter type was fixed.
ColorsGrid lines in the Layers table and in the Properties panel are now more visible.
Command LineFading command lines no longer affect the cursor after fade-out.
DCLFixed a problem with DCL dialog definitions, in the case where no 'OK' button/component was defined, but a 'Cancel' button/component was present.
DIMENSION commandFixed a crash occurring when selecting an entity after creating an annotative dimension style.
DRAGA crash that occurred when dragging a part of a specific model has been fixed.
Drawings containing large HatchesWe fixed a slowdown / potential hang-up situation, that could occur when opening files with large, dense Hatches.
DXF Export/ImportDXF export/import has been improved. Civil entities are now properly displayed with proxy graphics.
Diameter dimensionThe position of an annotative diameter dimension arrow no longer moves to the opposite side of the circle, when the circle entity associated with the diameter dimension is moved.
EXPORTPDF commandSolid hatches using a plotstyle with lineweights are now properly generated in the PDF.
EXPORTPDF commandWe corrected issues with the PDF output that occurred when a viewport containing linetypes is plotted in Legacy Hidden mode.
EXPORTPDFGradient hatches in paper space viewports at certain scales are now correctly exported.
GEOGRAPHICLOCATION commandImprovements in the GEOGRAPHICLOCATION dialog box: we added the comment 'Filtered...' in the Coordinate System (CS) selection dialog. The CS selection list is no longer filtered when a location is not explicitly
Geographic Location DialogFixed multiple issues that could cause inconsistent behavior when selecting a Coordinate System.
Hotkey Assistant (HKA)On a MacOS V11 Big Sur system the HKA did not respond when the Command key was pressed. This is corrected now.
IFC EXPORTThe export of hollow cylinders is now correct.
IFCEXPORT commandFixed typos in various IFC4 properties descriptions.
IFCEXPORT commandThe center of gravity attribute of L- and U-profiles is now exported correctly.
LINETYPESWe fixed an issue that caused SHX text to be incorrectly displayed in a dimension entity, when the entity resides on a Layer with a non-continuous linetype.
MLEADER commandYou'll no longer experience undesired changes of MLeader text color after a built-in editor session.
Mechanical BrowserThe Mechanical Browser no longer causes a crash when items of arrays of components are selected directly, or during command execution.
MOVEFixed a potential BricsCAD crash that could occur during a MOVE command when hovering on an end point of a spline, when end-point and intersection ESNAPs are set and STRACK is on.
Pdf ExportHyperlinks are now correctly exported.
Point CloudsAttached point clouds now behave correctly with regard to their pre-processed status.
Point CloudsSnapping to points in Perspective mode now works as expected.
Point Cloud Pre-processingEliminated the potential for perpetual node splitting in situations where too many points coincide.
Polyface MeshesThe display of polyface meshes with the RGB:255,255,255 color is no longer affected by the view background.
Project BrowserWe fixed an unexpected error when re-opening a sheet that is already opened in another BricsCAD instance.
Publish Dialog BoxFixed very long 'Output location' path display to ensure that the bottom right part of the dialog remains in-view.
PublishThe background publish notification message is now correct in non-English versions of BricsCAD.
REGION commandThe REGION command is now available in the Draw menu in BricsCAD's Lite license level.
RVT ImportThe 'Underlay' option is now disabled when importing RVT files.
RibbonSplit button drop-downs now correctly display item images from a partial menu resource file. This was a regression in V21.2.05. #meaculpa
RibbonThe ribbon DATA tab size is now consistent with other Ribbon tabs.
RibbonWe've improved performance when changing ribbon tabs, especially when the ribbon bar contains many panels.
RibbonWe fixed a regression that caused certain styles of split buttons to act as if they have no icon or command macro.
ShapeWhen started for the first time, the Shape user interface displayed some elements in the wrong color theme.
SIMPLIFY commandA problem with Hatches with non-polyline loops (i.e. a chain of line segments and/or circular arcs) has been fixed.
SnappingWe've added priority to the snapping keyword comparison inside commands. We strictly compare short keywords first and then partially compare full keywords. The strict comparison has priority to avoid the ambiguity when a user enters a
string that strictly matches the short version, and loosely matches the full version.
Structure TreeWe now assume that layout entities are non-nested model space entities.
THUMBNAILSWe've re-worked the thumbnail generation complex.
TablesWe have improved overall performance of drawings containing Tables with Fields.
VIEWDETAIL commandThe performance of VIEWDETAIL has been improved.
VIEWDETAIL commandThe creation of detail views for a 3D model view containing external references has been corrected.
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