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First Fix Formwork transform operations and enhance efficiency with BricsCAD AI and the power of Lisp


First Fix Formwork, a pioneering company in the concrete flooring industry, specialises in providing innovative and customised products designed to simplify construction processes. Their unique products are engineered to be left in place, eliminating the need for time-consuming removal on-site. In this customer success story, we will explore how First Fix Formwork enhanced their operations with the help of BricsCAD and the power of Lisp.


Before adopting BricsCAD, First Fix Formwork faced two significant challenges. Firstly, their previous CAD software was sluggish when handling drawings with a large number of blocks, resulting in delays. Additionally, their native drawing files were not in DWG or DXF format, causing compatibility issues when sharing files with customers.


First Fix Formwork’s decision to choose BricsCAD was a game-changer for their business. BricsCAD’s potential for AI implementation, higher performance levels and file compatibility were crucial factors in their decision-making process.


The transition to BricsCAD involved a phased approach. First Fix Formwork initially introduced BricsCAD alongside their existing CAD software, allowing their team to become familiar with the new platform. After a trial period, they made the strategic decision to shift entirely to BricsCAD.

The main obstacle during implementation was getting everyone on board with BricsCAD, as it operated differently from their previous software. This was resolved by introducing new machines with only BricsCAD installed, encouraging the team to adapt quickly and embrace the benefits of the new platform.


The impact of BricsCAD on First Fix Formwork’s operations was profound. The software’s AI implementation possibilities, and enhanced performance allowed them to create complex formwork designs efficiently. The company worked closely with KTF Software’s Dan Wiseman to create bespoke Lisp routines that led to significant time savings and increased productivity, enabling them to take on more projects and serve their clients more effectively.

The long-term cost savings became evident as they streamlined their workflow and reduced project timelines. Business Development Consultant, Jean-Paul Krzowski told us “The Lisp routines have resulted in substantial time savings on our projects, and if we were to put it in terms of cost savings, it would equate to the workload of a full-time engineer.”


Design Consultant, Alex Ratcliffe said “The interaction with KTF Software has been positive from the start, with both Scott and Dan being responsive and helpful, providing links to BricsCAD tutorials and even screen recording and screen sharing processes to aid us further. The Lisp routines have also helped us to massively speed up what we refer to as mark ups. With the help of KTF Software we have two great Lisp routines which are saving plenty of time.”


Based on their successful experience with BricsCAD, First Fix Formwork wholeheartedly recommends the software to other businesses in their industry. They highlight the cost-effectiveness, superior support, regular updates, and feature-rich nature of BricsCAD as reasons for their recommendation.

Looking ahead, First Fix Formwork plans to continue exploring BricsCAD’s capabilities, including AI integration and potential improvements in features that align with their unique needs in the concrete flooring industry.


In conclusion, First Fix Formwork’s success story with BricsCAD underscores how the right CAD software can transform operations, enhance efficiency, and drive cost savings. BricsCAD has proven to be a valuable asset in First Fix Formwork’s journey to deliver innovative and customised solutions to their clients while simplifying their design and manufacturing processes.

Their future plans include expanding the integration of BricsCAD within their organisation and continuing to leverage its capabilities for their projects.

Like First Fix Formwork, you can take advantage of a powerful CAD tool with an easy learning curve that can help you create detailed and accurate plans that are compatible with your customers. Don’t let outdated software and workflows slow you down. Upgrade to BricsCAD and take your work to the next level.


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