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There is a lot of traffic – both facts and noise – on the Internet today regarding changes in one CAD vendor’s software licensing models. So, we want to make sure that our loyal BricsCAD users understand our license offerings, today and moving forward.

  1. First, we need to make one thing perfectly clear: when you buy BricsCAD, you get the perpetual* right to use the software without monthly or yearly fees. If you sign up for our All-In maintenance, and at some time in the future make the decision not to renew it – your software will continue to run.
  2. Second, if you choose All-In maintenance, you’ll have full access to all software releases – both major and minor – and you can choose when to install them, without forced updates.
  3. Third, your license lets you run BricsCAD on Windows, OS X or Linux. You can install your single license on your desktop PC at work and on your laptop computer at home.

Each of the three options presented here are based on the total cost of ownership of BricsCAD for five years. We’re using BricsCAD Pro as the price point, as it’s our most popular edition.

Your first license option: BricsCAD Pro + All-In Maintenance

Option one includes BricsCAD Pro and our All-In maintenance. When you choose All-In, you will be entitled to all of the software updates, and the next major release (e.g., buy BricsCAD V17 today, and you’ll get V18 when it is released).

Being “All-In” also entitles you to priority email technical support, directly from the BricsCAD development team.

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At the end of one year, you simply renew your All-In maintenance (€220/$235) to keep enjoying priority support and the latest upgrades.

Advantages of BricsCAD Pro + All-In Maintenance:

  • As always, BricsCAD gives you a perpetual right-to-use license
  • Stay up-to-date with all software releases
  • The next major version of BricsCAD is included
  • Enjoy priority email technical support 24×7
  • The lowest cost of ownership to stay up to date for 5 years: €1420/$1585


  • Option one’s initial cost is a bit higher, because your upgrade to BricsCAD V18 is included in the total purchase price + first year’s All-In Maintenance

Your second license option: BricsCAD Pro + Yearly Upgrades

Option two? Buy a BricsCAD Pro license and upgrade it each year to the latest version. Bricsys releases a new major version of BricsCAD each year. The cost of a one-release upgrade (e.g. V17 Pro to V18 Pro) is €245/$265.

Advantages of BricsCAD Pro + Yearly Upgrades:

  • As always, BricsCAD gives you a perpetual right-to-use license
  • You choose when to upgrade your software


  • Technical support is still free, but without priority access to the queue
  • Upgrades get progressively more expensive if you skip versions
  • A higher cost of ownership to stay up to date for 5 years: €1560/$1740

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Your third license option: Yearly BricsCAD Pro Rental

The BricsCAD rental program gives you access to the most recent version of BricsCAD for one year, and includes new releases during the rental period.


BricsCAD Pro rental is priced at €340/$395 a year, renewable each year. Based on today’s prices, rental will cost at least €1700/$1975 over a five-year period. If you wish to rent BricsCAD, please contact your local BricsCAD Sales Point.

Advantages of BricsCAD Pro Rental

  • Lower initial costs during the first year: €340/$395
  • Stay up-to-date with all software releases
  • Enjoy priority email technical support 24×7
  • Some companies may enjoy tax benefits on software rental expenses


  • No perpetual right-to-use license. Your license expires after one year if you don’t renew it, and the product stops working
  • The most expensive way to stay up to date over a five-year period: at least €1700/$1975


The least expensive way for you to enjoy the power of BricsCAD is to select option one.

Buying BricsCAD Pro + All-In maintenance means you’ll save money on each upgrade over the five year period, while enjoying rapid, priority technical support.

At Bricsys, we understand that you have a job to do, and that our products are mission-critical tools. We promise to continue to make it easy for you to own BricsCAD. Now the choice is clear, and easy, for you and for your business.

P.S. Bricsys offers discounts for volume users. Contact a local sales partner for more information about volume licenses.

*Note: the phrase “perpetual right-to-use” means that you are entitled to use your BricsCAD license for the length of time that you have a functioning computer that will run the software. The potential for operating system obsolescence is one limiting factor in the right-to-use equation.

Welcome to the BricsCAD® V21 product family! We want to make it easy for you to buy the right version of BricsCAD®. That’s why we’ve simplified the overall product family for 2021.


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BricsCAD® Classic has been renamed to BricsCAD® Lite. BricsCAD® Platinum will..
no longer be available, all BricsCAD® Platinum features will be moved to BricsCAD® Pro. This is to make it easier for users to choose the right product. BricsCAD® BIM, Mechanical and Ultimate licenses remain unchanged.
Bricsys® 24/7 for Design Teams has been renamed BricsCAD® Cloud. Bricsys 24/7 for Project Collaboration is now called Bricsys® 24/7.

What’s in a name? For V21, BricsCAD® Classic has been renamed to BricsCAD® Lite. It’s for everybody who works primarily in 2D. BricsCAD® Pro has been elevated to flagship status, as we’ve merged all the power of today’s BricsCAD® Platinum V20 into BricsCAD® Pro V21 – and much, much more! When you see the new features and workflows in the V21 family of products, you’ll know that BricsCAD is on the cutting edge of CAD development.

We believe that the choice is clear. Need a better AutoCAD® LT? Choose BricsCAD Lite. Want a modern, high-performance CAD tool to replace your expensive AutoCAD® Subscription? BricsCAD Pro is right for you. Regardless of the Edition you choose, you’ll get the best DWG-based CAD system available today.

The product editions for BricsCAD® BIM, BricsCAD® Mechanical, and BricsCAD® Ultimate stay the same, save for the incredible new features and innovations that we’ve introduced in V21!

Our collaboration tools have new names, also: Bricsys® 24/7 for Design Teams has been renamed BricsCAD® Cloud. Bricsys 24/7 for Project Collaboration is now called simply Bricsys® 24/7. Again, we’re making it powerfully easy to choose the right tool from Bricsys.

Which version of BricsCAD® is right for me?

BricsCAD® Lite is the best choice for 2D drafting work

BricsCAD® Liteoffers all the functionality of AutoCAD® LT, and more. The overall user experience is amazingly familiar. Lite offers the power of A.I., via machine learning workflows that let you get more work done, faster, and with more accuracy. And migration is easy too – your menus and other customizations move right over into BricsCAD!

BricsCAD® Lite lets you customize your drafting workflows, with the full power of LISP, built-in. The majority of your existing LISP routines will just load and run, 5 to 100x faster, thanks to the modern memory management of our OpenLISP implementation.


BricsCAD® Pro is the best choice for 3D work and 3rd party apps

BricsCAD® Pro is the right choice for users who want more power and more innovation on their desk (or laptop), and for those that need access to the hundreds of 3rd party application programs, built on our BRX API.

BricsCAD® Pro integrates all the advanced parametric solid modeling features previously found in BricsCAD® Platinum, and much, much more! It contains a powerful 3D constraint engine and automatic parameterization. Parametric components and arrays, coupled with our 3D Direct modeling engine, give you the ultimate design freedom.

The Pro edition also contains our civil modeling workflow, with automatic TIN surface generation, gradings, corridors, and alignments.

BricsCAD® Mechanical is the best choice for MCAD

BricsCAD® Mechanicaloffers comprehensive mechanical design and documentation tools that work in BricsCAD’s familiar user environment – and best of all, it’s all in DWG!

You may have been told that the DWG format is not suitable for detailed, mechanical assembly design. That statement was made over 20 years ago. My, how times have changed!

And, our optional Communicator for BricsCAD®module imports files from, and exports files to, industry-standard Mechanical CAD formats, including associated Product Manufacturing Information, or PMI.

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And BricsCAD’s powerful Direct Modeler, based on ACIS, treats native and imported geometry the same way – for seamless editing of parts, assemblies and sheet metal components.

BricsCAD BIM is the best choice for Architects and Structural Engineers

BricsCAD® BIM is an alternative Building Information Modelling workflow that starts in 3D and stays in 3D. It offers a design-to-documentation Building Information Modeling workflow that focuses on “Design First”.

BricsCAD® BIM leverages a familiar workflow, using DWGs and XREFs, to bring Building Information Modeling to everyone.

We respect your Art. You can begin capturing your designs in CAD-accurate solids, without the limitations of “family” based systems. Then, leverage the power of A.I. and machine learning to classify your BIM’s elements automatically.

This same AI power lets you build the Level of Development of your BIM in a continuous, consistent fashion. And, you can create associative construction documentation, automatically, at any point in the BricsCAD® BIM workflow.

BricsCAD® Ultimate does it all

BricsCAD® Ultimate is the master edition of the BricsCAD V21 product family. It combines all the features in BricsCAD Pro, Mechanical and BIM into a single, all-in-one, DWG based CAD solution.

How I try each edition in the BricsCAD V21 Product Family?

First, start by downloading the 30-day free trial of BricsCAD Ultimate. Then, use the new SETLICENSELEVEL command (previously RUNASLEVEL) to set the edition of BricsCAD® you want to try. You can also use the COMMANDS command to list all available commands for each edition (a.k.a. ‘license level’) and any installed 3rd party apps.

Cloud Collaboration – Bricsys® 24/7

Bricsys® 24/7 ties it all together with data storage, workflow management and team collaboration, on a platform that’s been proven in daily use, by thousands of users, for well over a decade.

BricsCAD® Cloud is only available to BricsCAD® users. It is a place to store and share drawings from BricsCAD.

Bricsys® 24/7 is a cloud-based Common Data Environment for people who need to collaborate and communicate. It offers full version control, with check-in and check-out of files across the web.

It also offers a graphical workflow editor, with automated notifications and detailed activity logging to ensure that work gets done efficiently, and correctly and powerful search capabilities, with user-configurable metadata, ensure that you can always find what you need, when you want it.

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