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Outsurv Ltd improve efficiency, making a seamless transition from 2D to 3D with BricsCAD for their Scan to BIM services


Outsurv has a strong background in providing Scan to BIM services to a wide range of clients in the construction industry. Their primary purpose is to reduce their client’s costs by providing a drafting service that helps to avoid expensive overheads.


Before adopting BricsCAD, the company faced challenges related to yearly rentals and the need to use multiple software types to fulfil client requirements. These challenges limited their ability to expand and deliver to clients. Training also took longer with their previous software.

The company’s decision to choose BricsCAD over other CAD software was driven by their quest for improved options in the industry. They found that many other software solutions were bloated and heavy, impacting software performance. As an organisation, they prefer purchasing software on a perpetual basis over ongoing rentals. Director Chris Hill said, “When you combine these benefits with the collaboration with Hexagon/Leica/Pointclouds and Scanning, there is a setup developing over the long run that will outperform all other industry CAD software”. He added “BricsCAD also works on Linux which is fabulous!”.


The implementation process was straightforward, involving the uninstallation of legacy software and replacing it with BricsCAD. It’s had little to no impact on their workflows, ensuring a smooth transition. They did not encounter any difficulties or obstacles during implementation. They loved the fact that the training level is much less than re-learning extra software (as well as the costs of buying additional packages), and the transition from 2D to BIM is much easier.


BricsCAD is addressing the challenges faced by the company, primarily in terms of cost savings. Their shift from 2D to 3D workflows using BricsCAD BIM is expected to reduce drafting errors through workflow automation. In their extensive trials, BricsCAD BIM has proven to be quicker in producing 2D drafted plans. For instance, drafting a standard house from a Pointcloud in 2D took two days, including extensive quality assurance checks. In 3D, elevations and sections are generated accurately, reducing the need for extensive checking.

The company has experimented with various plug-ins but found that BricsCAD’s innovative, native tools have improved with each version, reducing the reliance on add-ons.

Outsurv have been happy with the support and resources provided by the Bricsys technical team. Chris said, “We have received assistance from KTF Software and BricsCAD support, finding them helpful, patient, and responsive. We are a happy camper and 100% on board with BricsCAD!”.


Based on their experience, the company wholeheartedly recommends BricsCAD to others in their industry. They appreciate the software’s performance and cost-effectiveness. However, they are realistic about the constraints and challenges posed by other players in the BIM world that can limit compatibility and hinder progress. They are pleased to note that Bricsys offer a more open and versatile approach which allows them to work with various file formats and data sources, ensuring that they can maintain workflow efficiency and provide the best service to their clients. They have plans to further integrate BricsCAD within their organisation and are committed to using BricsCAD for their projects.

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

Like Outsurv, you can take advantage of a powerful CAD tool with an easy learning curve that can help you create detailed and accurate plans from Pointclouds. 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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