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BricsCAD Techniques, Tips and Resources

Whether you’re new to CAD, making the transition from other CAD software or want to improve your skills and knowledge, we’ve compiled a series of guides that our friends at Bricsys have made to help you on your way.

If you can’t find the solution that you’re looking for, there’s lots more info on the Bricsys Help Page, you can enrol in BricsCAD Essentials or contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction.

BricsCAD and KeyTERRA-FIRMA for importing survey data

Enhance your CAD deliverables effortlessly with the powerful duo of BricsCAD Pro and KeyTERRA-FIRMA. Experience the seamless import of site survey data for precise results. Supercharge your TIN and DTM workflows and unlock accelerated productivity.

Pointcloud to TIN Surface and site design

Join Sean Twomey in this captivating breakout session from the Bricsys Digital Conference as he delves into a comprehensive exploration of the latest enhancements and advancements in BricsCAD Pro for Civil and Survey professionals. Discover the power of the Point-Cloud Filtering command, unleash your creativity with more flexible and precise CAD modeling, and explore exciting new data formats.

How to Set License Level in BricsCAD


In this video, we’ll show you how to use the ‘SETLICENSELEVEL’ command during your BricsCAD Ultimate trial period. This will help you explore all the features and functionalities within the Lite, Pro, BIM, and Mechanical versions of the software and help you to make an informed purchase decision

How to Overlay an Aerial Map onto a Site Plan using Coordinates in BricsCAD

Aerial Image Overlay

Welcome to our step-by-step tutorial on using BricsCAD to overlay an aerial map onto your site plan with precise coordinates! Dive into the world of spatial accuracy and enhance your projects with real-world context. 🌏✏️

Exploring the User Interface

Drafting Workspace

Introduction to the BricsCAD user interface. Learn how to navigate the workspace, including how to create new drawings, the ribbon, clean screen, dark and light mode, floating panels and more.

Improved Tool Palettes Panel

BricsCAD V23 Features

The revamped tool palettes panel in BricsCAD V23 offers a central location to access blocks, hatches, and command tools. The palette is fully customizable, you can add your own frequently used tools.

Dynamic Block Converter

BricsCAD V23 Features

The PARAMETRICBLOCKASSIST command converts dynamic blocks to BricsCAD’S superior parametric blocks. Using this command, almost all commonly used dynamic block features can be reconstructed to parametric block features.


BricsCAD V23 Features

PARAMETRICBLOCKIFY is an AI-based productivity tool in #BricsCAD. In BricsCAD V23, this feature has been extended to recognize plain 2D geometry variations of parametric blocks, with 2D parameters, constraints, and flip lines.


BricsCAD V23 Features

The ARRANGE command in BricsCAD specially organizes sets of entities by aligning or distributing them along the axis of the current UCS.


BricsCAD V23 Features

In this video, we show you the latest updates on OPTIMIZE Command in BricsCAD.

FINDOUTLIERS part of Drawing Health

BricsCAD V23 Features

In BricsCAD V23.2, FINDOUTLIERS Command can be used to improve the health of a drawing. This video demonstrates the procedure to create a custom routine by adding FINDOUTLIERS as one of the routines in DWGHEALTH Command.

Drawing Recovery Manager

Recover Drawings After a Crash

Crashes happen, but don’t panic you can recover a drawing after a crash! In BricsCAD®, the Drawing Recovery Manager is a panel that displays a list of drawing files that can be recovered after a crash. It automatically detects files that were open at the time of the failure, including .dwg, .dwt, and .dws

How to use BLOCKIFY in BricsCAD

BricsCAD V23 Features

The BLOCKIFY command searches a drawing for identical sets of entities (2D or 3D) and replaces them with block references. It also matches these to any existing block definitions already in the drawing. The advantage of CAD blocks over copied geometry is that blocks dramatically reduce the size of a drawing and, as a result, increase performance.

10 BricsCAD Settings You Might Not Know About

BricsCAD V23 Features

This video shows 10 BricsCAD settings that we think you will be glad to know including Filtered search, DELETETOOL, UCSORTHO, ORBITAUTOTARGET, MANIPULATOR, APERTURE, HIGHLIGHTEFFECT, USENEWRIBBON, CMDLNTEXT, Review Your Custom Settings.

Scan to TIN

BricsCAD for Surveying

How to import large point clouds into BricsCAD and filter unnecessary points to create a workable TIN Surface. Accelerate your TIN and DTM workflows with BricsCAD.

BricsCAD Pro V23 Civil

New Features

Bricsys has added a few additional features in Civil that you can enjoy in BricsCAD Pro V23. If you already have BricsCAD Pro V23, make sure you have the latest release V23.2 to enjoy these new features.

Capture and document your designs in 2D

BricsCAD for Engineering

Take your new designs from concept to 2D drawings faster or open DWG files from stakeholders seamlessly to add more detail. Enjoy higher productivity and a wide range of partner applications for specific industries.

MEP Engineering

BricsCAD for Engineering

BricsCAD BIM supports modeling mechanical services with intuitive modeling tools. Together with the AX3000 extension, it is a comprehensive software suite for building services engineering, energy systems engineering, and virtual reality solutions.

Customizing Rollover Tips in BricsCAD

BricsCAD V23 Features

This video demonstrates the procedure to customize rollover/hover tips in BricsCAD.

Printing 2D drawings and 3D Models in BricsCAD

BricsCAD V23 Features

Printing 2D drawings and 3D Models in BricsCAD – This video demonstrates the step by step procedure to print a 2D drawing and 3D model from Model Space and Paper Space Layouts in BricsCAD.


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