Engineers can no longer complain of “No CAD software in Linux“. CAD is essential for every engineering student as it is a compulsory course for most of them, atleast in the first year of college. Many students who start using linux during their first year of college revert back to Windows as they don’t find their favourite softwares in Linux . From now onwards we will be posting about different softwares which will substitute the Windows counterpart in Linux .

Bricscad is a native DWG editor for Linux and can do all the work that your AutoCAD software on Windows does. Earlier, Briscad was used to installed into Linux through Wine, but first native Linux version of Bricscad was released on 7 September 2010 .

Erik De Keyser, CEO of Bricsys, comments:

“We consider Bricscad V10 for Linux as a milestone for our company. Despite doubts of many about the viability of a native Linux based professional CAD product, we are convinced that there is a strong demand for it and a huge potential for applications.

Bricsys is the right company to play a leading role in this evolution.”


A 30 day trial version is available for download at www.bricsys.com. But there is a simple way you can reset the 30 day countdown. Just delete the folder .bricsys in your home directory !!! ( Note that it is a hidden folder) .

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Last Updated on November 24, 2014

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