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January 28, 2022

BricsCAD New Release - FAQ

With the recent release of BricsCAD V22 we've been fielding lots of questions from users excited to get their hands on the latest version.

We've compiled the following list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you navigate your way to the new version.

What is the latest BricsCAD Version?

BricsCAD V22 is the latest version released at the Bricsys Digital Summit on 26 October 2021.

Where can I find details on what's new ?

The following pages on the BricsCAD website give information on new features across the BricsCAD levels.

BricsCAD Lite
BricsCAD Pro
BricsCAD Mechanical

For an overview of what's new and the planned future development direction of BricsCAD you can re-watch the digital summit here.

Be sure to check out The Evolving Role of BricsCAD Pro in Civil Engineering to see a show case of BricsCAD, Civil Site Design, and TwinMotion use by Bruce Preston Design who is based in Whangarei, New Zealand.

You can check out the breakout sessions for more in depth details that show case the new features across the many BricsCAD levels.

Finally, for those wanting to dig for details you can read the release notes.

Do I need to pay to upgrade to BricsCAD V22?

BricsCAD customers with a current maintenance contract will automatically receive a free upgrade to the new release.

If you don't have current maintenance or using an older version of BricsCAD, there will be a cost if you want to upgrade to the latest version.


How can I test BricsCAD V22 for myself?

Simply download a 30-day trial version using the button below

What operating systems are supported?

BricsCAD V22 is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. For more details on requirements please check the guide on System Requirements.


Why doesn't my license key work?

If you're trying to activate BricsCAD check first that you're using the latest license key. License keys for BricsCAD customers with a current maintenance contract will have been upgraded automatically to a new license key as part of the BricsCAD V22 release. Note, your new license key replaces your previous key and will no longer work.

How do I find my new license key?

You can view and manage your license(s) by logging into your Bricsys account. If your license is owned by a company, the delegated license holder has access only to see license keys.

Can I continue to use my current BricsCAD version?

Absolutely! You are free to carry on using your current version of BricsCAD for as long as you see fit.

It's worth noting that it is possible to install the new version of BricsCAD in parallel to older versions. This allows you to explore and test the new version, while having the security of switching back to the previous version should you need it.


How can I activate an older version of BricsCAD?

Just use your new license key. BricsCAD license keys are backwards compatible and can be used to activate any version of BricsCAD back as far as V14.


How can I download an older version of BricsCAD?

It's possible to download older versions of BricsCAD from the Bricsys website. Details on the steps required can be found in this blog post.

Can I use my 3rd party app with the latest BricsCAD release?

The answer to this will depend on which 3rd party application you're using. For each 3rd part yapplication you will need to contact the supplier (or us on the applications we support) to check. Typically it takes up to 3 months for most 3rd party applications to update to the new BricsCAD release.

Until an update is available you will need to stick with your current BricsCAD Version. In the meantime, it is still possible to install the latest version of BricsCAD in parallel to your existing version to explore its new features.

How do I log into my Bricsys account?

Go to the Bricsys website in the top right of the home page select the Login option.

Once you've logged in you will see your name on the top right of the home page, that displays an option menu when you click on it.

How do I reset my Bricsys account password?

If you can't remember your password to your Bricsys account, then start the log in process and when you're on the log in screen pick the Forgot password? option under the Log in button. This will allow you to send yourself an email with a link to reset your password.

If you come across something that we have not covered or have a different question please get in touch here. We are here to help.

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