BIM (Building Information Model)

Can be plugged into a legacy software

Improves both the real-time 2D & 3D

Remains interactive on huge size models

Multi-OS and Cloud support


Bricsys is a global provider of .dwg engineering design software called BricsCAD. With relentless commitment to the success of the BricsCAD community, Bricsys is focused on providing an industrial strength CAD software platform and industry leading support at a compelling price to customers in the AEC, GIS, civil engineering, process and power, and mechanical CAD markets.

REDsdk enabled the solution

REDsdk provided faster and more scalable graphics for 2D drafting and 3D modeling while remaining compatible with a legacy software containing millions of lines of code. These productivity gains are available on Windows, Linux, MacOS & Cloud.

Bricsys speaks out

“When I signed the REDsdk licensing agreement in 2009, BricsCAD was already a successful .dwg drafting software but we wanted to go a lot further and make our software even more powerful.”, said Erik de Keyser, CEO. “Today, BricsCAD still offers drafting, but also full 3D modeling, intelligent sheet metal design and BIM. BricsCAD uses many different software components, but REDsdk is really a key part of our current success.”

“Business strategy is one thing and engineering another one. Plugging a new component, specially a graphics one inside an existing software is like open heart surgery. I was very happy to discover that REDsdk was compatible with our current graphics code and we were not forced to throw away years of work. The integration of REDsdk was much easier than I thought.”, said Hans De Backer, Head of development.

“It is always a good strategy to integrate software components as long as you remain in control about what happens in your own software. With REDsdk we found the perfect middleware granularity. This 2D/3D graphics kernel is flexible enough to enable us to integrate our own customizations to match our specific needs while it brings speed, scalability and graphics stability to our software. As no engineer would consider writing its own graphic card driver today, I would never start my graphics from scratch but use REDsdk instead.”, concluded Luc De Batselier, CTO.


BricsCAD 2D drafting

“BricsCAD uses many different software components, but REDsdk is really a key part of our current success” – Erik De Keyser, CEO at Bricsys

BricsCAD 3D modeling