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Articulate Engineering: Automating Structural Engineering Tasks with BricsCAD Lite and the Power of Lisp


Articulate Engineering, a forward-thinking and dynamic new business founded by Mark Williams, recently adopted BricsCAD to enhance CAD capabilities. With a focus on efficient, cost-effective solutions, they aimed to overcome existing challenges and streamline their operations. This case study explores their journey into BricsCAD, highlighting the key challenges faced, the seamless implementation process, and the significant benefits realized.


Mark chose BricsCAD primarily due to its cost-effectiveness and robust capabilities compared to alternative CAD solutions. Additionally, a trusted peer recommendation emphasized its capabilities, which matched those of its more expensive counterparts.


In Mark’s previous managerial position, he recognized that the lack of automation for basic tasks among CAD technicians was a recurring theme. These challenges led to inefficiencies, making tasks take longer than necessary, which hindered the overall workflow and productivity of the business.

Having not used CAD hands-on for several years, one of the primary challenges was a lack of recent practice with CAD software. However, this was quickly addressed with the KTF Software support team’s prompt and effective assistance, ensuring a smooth onboarding process.


The implementation of BricsCAD at Articulate Engineering has been remarkably smooth. As a new business, there were no existing systems to overhaul, and Mark’s extensive experience with CAD software, combined with the software’s familiarity and similarity in keyboard shortcuts and commands, facilitated a swift and efficient transition to BricsCAD.


BricsCAD effectively tackled the challenges Articulate Engineering faced by offering full, familiar functionality at a lower cost and exceptional customer support. The KTF Software development team’s introduction of a custom LISP routine for pile coordinate extraction significantly boosted efficiency.

Mark told me, “The fact that BricsCAD has the full functionality of other CAD software, at a lower cost and with far better support has been extremely helpful to the new business”.


The support and resources provided by KTF Software have far exceeded Articulate Engineering’s expectations. Mark went on to say, “I have been extremely satisfied with the support that I’ve received. Writing a bespoke script for me to automate the extraction of pile coordinates is a fantastic bit of customer service that went above and beyond what I had expected.”


Articulate Engineering highly recommends BricsCAD to other businesses and professionals in the structural engineering industry. The excellent support, combined with cost-effective solutions, makes BricsCAD a compelling choice for any organization looking to enhance their CAD capabilities.

As the company grows and hires new employees, Mark plans to continue using BricsCAD for 2D drawing tasks. He also intends to explore BricsCAD’s BIM features for more complex projects, ensuring they stay at the forefront of industry standards.


Articulate Engineering’s transition to BricsCAD has resulted in overcoming initial challenges, improving efficiency, and benefiting from exceptional customer support. This case study underscores the significant positive impact of adopting BricsCAD, making it a highly recommended solution for other businesses in the structural engineering industry.

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