There are 5 license levels for BricsCAD:
- BricsCAD Lite
- BricsCAD Pro
- BricsCAD BIM
- BricsCAD Mechanical
- BricsCAD Ultimate
If you only create general 2D designs, BricsCAD Lite may be the right choice for you. Compared to AutoCAD LT, it also allows to view, move, copy or mirror 3D models. However, it is not possible to edit the model or create new 3D entities. BricsCAD Lite also runs Lisp routines. LISP allows BricsCAD users to load customized routines or small applications that will run inside BricsCAD.
BricsCAD Pro includes direct 3D modeling with a full 3D constraint system, rendering with materials and lighting and access to third party applications.
BricsCAD BIM license includes all BricsCAD Pro features. You can use your current CAD skills to smoothly move to creating real Building Information Models in record time. One product, one workflow, all in industry-standard DWG.
On top of all BricsCAD Pro features, BricsCAD Mechanical includes a complete mechanical design toolkit, all in industry-standard DWG, including sheet metal functionality.
BricsCAD Ultimate combines the BricsCAD BIM and BricsCAD Mechanical features.
There are 2 license types for BricsCAD:
- Perpetual license.
- Rental license.
When you purchase a perpetual license, you own the software. BricsCAD editions run on Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux.
- The Maintenance option includes automatic upgrades and support.
- You can purchase upgrades at your discretion.
When you choose the rental option, you have access to the latest version of BricsCAD for a year. It includes Priority Support and access to all new versions that are released during the time your subscription is active.
Additional license options
Additional license options include academic, single-user, network and volume licensing.
Students, faculties, instructors, and educational institutions have free access to all BricsCAD software for 12 months. You can renew it yearly with a current student ID. Register as a student or school/teacher with your academic information.
Single user license
The single user license agreement is for a single user. Each single user license allows two activations. You can install it on two machines, for example on a workstation in the office and on a laptop in the field. However, only one license can be in use at once. Single user licensing is available for perpetual or rental licensing. Academic licenses are always single-user.
The network licensing agreement enables multiple users to access BricsCAD within a LAN (Local Area Network). The number of available network licenses defines the number of users who can concurrently use the software. The network license option is available for perpetual or rental licensing and includes a one-year maintenance contract. Network licensing is also available to institutions that use an academic license.
The volume licensing agreement allows you to use BricsCAD within a defined user base. You can install the software using a single license key valid for every user. The volume license option is available for perpetual or rental licensing and includes a one-year maintenance contract. It is default for institutional academic licenses.