BricsCAD® V20 Shapes the Ultimate Workflow for General Drafting, Mechanical Design and BIM

GHENT, Belgium, October 28, 2019

Enhanced by new productivity tools and AI-driven workflows, BricsCAD® V20 delivers an ultimate workflow for general drafting, mechanical design, and Building Information Modeling. Serving multiple vertical markets via one best-in-class platform, with one DWG-based foundation, is what BricsCAD® does best.

Our development velocity brings you a value proposition that cannot be matched in the CAD software industry. BricsCAD® is fast, familiar and futuristic – all at the same time. With class-leading performance, tools you already know, and the power of machine learning, BricsCAD® delivers everything you need for less cost than you might imagine.

Heidi Hewett, BricsCAD® Product Owner, commented: "We met with CAD users across the globe to learn what was most important to you in a CAD application. From a modern interface to intelligent productivity tools, BricsCAD® V20 is designed to help you work faster and smarter, not harder!"

Dark UI, Expandable Panels, Start Tab

You asked for it – and we delivered. In BricsCAD® V20, you can toggle between the classic light user interface and the new Dark UI with a click. New expandable panels, consistent and familiar workspaces, and BricsCAD’s new Start tab will speed up your design tasks.

Productivity Tools

New and improved productivity tools, such as Copy Guided and Blockify, take advantage of the leading developments in AI and machine learning to automate repetitive, multi-step tasks like copying geometry and converting entities into blocks.

New Civil Modeling Tools

Leveraging our geometry expertise, BricsCAD® V20 offers extended modeling workflows for creating and editing TIN surfaces, grading, and alignments. Now, you can create, visualize, and analyze Civil designs in real-time with excellent performance and CAD accuracy. Best of all? No object enablers are required to view and analyze Civil geometry. And this new functionality is backed by a rich API that will allow Bricsys Collective partners to build powerful analytics tools for Civil Engineering design.

"The new AI functions and Civil features are redefining what is possible in DWG -based CAD, at a price point that will make our customers smile," stated the Bricsys Director of Implementation and CAD management guru Robert Green. “We’re continuing to offer a real choice to our customers with our licensing model – Subscription or perpetual, it’s your choice."

Bricsys 24/7® Panel

We’re bringing the power of Bricsys 24/7® collaboration to the BricsCAD® V20 product family. Deeply integrated into BricsCAD® V20, Bricsys 24/7 combines cloud storage with the desktop capabilities of CAD, to streamline and improve collaboration between design team members.

The user interface of the web application was not only re-designed but also re-engineered from the ground up using the latest technologies, making the entire product much faster and smoother to work with. In V20, we introduce a native 24/7 Application for iOS and Android devices. With a direct link to the design team wherever you go, you can speed through site inspections and follow-ups in record time. And best of all, the new Bricsys 24/7® Free features and cloud storage are introduced to all BricsCAD® Maintenance customers at no extra cost.

Frederik Van Hoyweghen, Bricsys 24/7® Product Owner, commented: "I feel like we’ve made a major leap in the redesign of 24/7. We’ve kept things simple and intuitive while ensuring that our power users have the flexibility they need. We've been promising good things to come, and I’m happy to announce that we have a true collaboration solution to offer our customers.”

Bricsys 24/7® is our SaaS-based Common Data Environment (CDE). It is used to manage documents, routings, and communications for large-scale building and construction products daily. In use for over a decade, with hundreds of thousands of users in the Benelux region of Europe, Bricsys 24/7 is the CDE beyond compare.

There’s a lot more in BricsCAD® V20 than we have room for here – come and learn more about the newest versions of BricsCAD® at www.bricsys.com.


About Hexagon
Founded in 2002, Bricsys NV is a global provider of computer-aided design software, marketed under the BricsCAD® brand. Bricsys has been a part of Hexagon AB since late 2018.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

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