BricsCAD Design Software 

 

Welded Tube Pros is an authorized United States reseller for BricsCAD design software. BricsCAD software is a native DWG format CAD program with all the functionality of AutoCAD at a 1/5th of the cost. 

BricsCAD V17 comes in three varieties: 

BricsCAD Platinum starts at $1020 - BricsCAD Pro starts at $680 - BricsCAD Classic starts at $550

For a full price analysis of BricsCAD savings vs AutoCad, CLICK HERE.

Download the free eBook "BricsCAD for AutoCAD Users" by industry expert Ralph Grabowski for a discussion how BricsCAD breaks down the cost and performance barrier. To help decide which version of BricsCAD is right for you based on the current version of AutoCad you are using, CLICK HERE.

BricsCAD is the best cost effective partner software for Profil roll tool design software. BricsCAD is also the most cost effective interface for the production of FEA stress studies within Profil and LS Dyne software interfaces.

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BricsCAD is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

To order, call 330-408-3447

Or click here to download an Order Form.

BricsCAD vs AutoCAD Feature Comparison

 

Does BricsCAD have your favorite AutoCAD features? Find out using our comprehensive BricsCAD vs AutoCAD feature comparison checklist for these two powerhouse CAD programs. Over 180 features compared.

Compare BricsCAD vs. AutoCAD

V17 (Windows) V17 (Mac) V17 (Linux) AutoCAD
* = New feature
Platinum
Pro
Classic
Platinum
Pro
Classic
Platinum
Pro
Classic
2017
LT
Mac
Files
Native .dwg 2013 file format
dwg for AutoCAD version 2.5 to 2017
Password protection
Lock files
Xrefs in-place editing
PDF underlays
Export to PDF using style tables
Export to DWF 2D & 3D
Export to SVG
DAE import/export (XML 3D data)
eTransmit
Sheet set manager
Chapooģ (upload, share, view, annotate documents in the cloud)
Communicator (extended import/export) (9) (1) (1)
Interface
Get Started dialog * * * * * * * * *
Documents tabs
CUI menus and toolbars
Ribbon
Workspaces
Visual menu customization
Extended Quad cursor 2D/3D
LookFrom widget (view orientation)
Tool palettes
Industry standard commands
Command Line with auto completion
Extended Drawing Explorer
Searchable Settings Manager
Selection, Snap & Track
Selection preview
Quick Select tool
ADDSELECTED command
SELECTSIMILAR command
Cycling through entities or subentities during selection
Hot grips for multiple grip points modification
SnapTrackô & Polar tracking
ZINTERSECTION 3D snap * * * * * * * * *
3D
Full ACIS modeling & editing (3) (3)
Direct 3D modeling
Polysolids (walls, slabs, ...)
Hardware library (more than 30.000 standard parts)
Geometric 3D constraints creation
Geometric 3D constraints solving
Design intent
Visual styles (8) (8) (8)
Section planes
Generated views
Surface entity creation
Deformable Modeling
3D Comparison tool *
Lofting
Geometry Healing
Support for Photometric Lighting
Powerful rendering engine
600 high-definition render materials
MATERIALMAP command * * * * * *
Walkthrough navigation
ANIPATH command * * * * * *
Mechanical
Mechanical browser (3) (3) (3)
Assemblies import (10)
Assembly modeling (hierarchical component organization)
Assembly viewing
Assembly constraints
Kinematic analysis
Bill of materials
Sheet Metal (9)
Sheet metal design
Form features * * *
3D solids conversion to unfoldable sheet metal parts
Corner relief for adjacent edge flanges
Lofted Bends
Coloring
Diagnostic for invalid sheet metal features
Batch Processing
Building Information Modeling (BIM) (9)
BIM features
Project database
Library database
Site, Building and Stories * * *
Windows and doors
Rooms
IFC import
SketchUp import (version 15 and earlier)
IFC export
Dimensions
Dynamic dimensions
Association of an existing dimension to an entity
Dimensional 2D constraints (7) (7)
Dimensional 2D constraints using expressions (7) (7)
Dimension Style families * * * * * * * * *
Dimension Style comparison * * * * * * * * *
Dimension sub units * * * * * * * * *
AIDIMFLIPARROW command * * * * * * * * *
Text
In-place WYSIWYG MTEXT editor
Multi-column text
Stacked text
MLEADER
Annotative Styles
Spelling
Fields
Hatch
HATCHEDIT command
Hatch grip edit
Raster images
Raster image support (clipping, transparency, ...)
Support for ECW and JPEG2000
Support for MrSID
Other
Support for 3Dconnexion mouse
Multithreaded display regeneration
Preview filter
Layer preview
Transparency
Layer States Manager
Layer filters
Multilines and multiline styles (7) (7)
Dynamic Arrays
Data extraction wizard
Block attribute definition manager
Block attribute redefinition
Dynamic blocks support (4)
Dynamic blocks grip editing
RESETBLOCK command * * * * * * * * *
Dynamic input
Dynamic UCS (temporarily switch to surface of 3D solid)
Real time boundary detection
Edit properties of multiple entities
Tables & table styles
Formulas in table cells
XEDGES command * * * * * * * * *
SOLPROF command
FLATSHOT command
Geometric 2D constraints (7) (7)
Web map service
Printing
CTB & STB table files
PC3 printer configuration files (3) (3) (3)
Import & editing of page setups
PUBLISH command
Shade plot for paperspace and modelspace viewports
Layout printing with combinations of viewports and visual styles
Layout export
Publish to PDF
Export to STL (3D printing)
Printer calibration (scale only)
Programming
ActiveX, including in-place editing
Entity data editor
Script recorder
Full LISP support (vl, vlr, vla and vlax)
LISP encryption
Solutions Development System (SDS/ADS)
DCL engine
COM API
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) * (2) * (2)
VBA DVB projects support (2) (2)
.NET
BRX (BricsCAD Runtime eXtension) (6) (6) (6) (6) ARX
TX (Teigha eXtensions)
CUI menu files support, with Diesel expressions
Legacy menu MNU and MNS file support
API for toolbar and menu customization
Licensing
Multi-platform licenses
Single
All-In
Network
Volume
Academic

(1) To be implemented.
(2) Version 7.1 - For Windows 64 bits and 32 bits.
(3) Partial.
(4) Defining dynamic blocks is not possible yet.
(5) View only. Edit under development.
(6) Without MFC classes.
(7) View/edit only. Not create.
(8) Limited (no rendering).
(9) Optional module.
(10) Requires BricsCAD Communicator. In BricsCAD Pro, only for geometry (no structure).

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