BricsCAD v23 launches with flexible licensing promise

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New features include support for point clouds, elements of scan-to-BIM modelling, plus enhancements to AI tools


At the Bricsys Digital Summit 2022 last month, Bricsys introduced BricsCAD v23, the latest release of its DWG-based family of CAD tools, which includes BricsCAD BIM, its ‘AI-powered’ BIM software.

Speaking at the event, CEO Rahul Kejriwal, also addressed inflexible licensing models for CAD software, “Bricsys will never trap your data in walled gardens, and we will offer new and flexible business models to serve users who need the best, most accessible design, modelling and collaboration software,” he said.

New features for BricsCAD v23 include drawing health management tools and a ‘significant expansion’ of the drawing recovery tools.

There have also been updates to the Optimize 3D command for correcting errors in 3D models, and CopyGuided 2D, which offers a ‘smarter way’ to copy entities. For the civil sector, BricsCAD also includes civil and point cloud capabilities.

BricsCAD BIM v23, which now offers compatibility with IFC, RVT and RFA, includes an improved stair 2D representation and a new type plans feature, which allow elements of scan-to-BIM modelling to be achieved automatically.

There have also been updates to Bricsys 24/7, the company’s Common Data Environment (CDE) cloud for professionals in AEC and Construction to manage project data and exchange multi-format documents.

Demonstrations at the Bricsys Digital Summit 2022 included workflows for tender documents, building drafts, building models, site plans and bills of materials.

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