As 2019 draws to a close, we take a look at some of the highlights of the year for us here at Bricsys HQ, Gent, Belgium and our teams around the world. What are your best memories from 2019?

January

We went behind the scenes. Get to know the men and women that make BricsCAD. Meet the guy who created the Blockify command, the guy who created BricsCAD Shape or the lasses who created BIMify.

February

Robert Green and Anna Maria Romeo join the team as our Director of Implementation and Director of Partner Development respectively. Catch up with Robert’s blog posts.

BricsCAD releases the official guidebooks for BricsCAD V19. Catch the exclusive interview with the creator: Ralph Grabowski.

BricsCAD Shape got a major release. The number 1, free, 3D modeling software got some amazing new improvements. Including materials and QuickDraw.

BricsCAD Shape

2D 3D BIM launched. The free online tutorials that help you move from 2D drafting to full 3D modeling with practical examples.CAD toilet

Point Clouds, series by Filip Rooms Launched. Learn; What are point clouds, why we need them, how we make them and how to use them in BricsCAD.

The office was taken over by a film crew. As we filmed The Man Who Brought in BricsCAD. Fun fact: almost all the extras are Bricsys employees!

March

BricsCAD V19.2 launched Just when you thought V19 couldn’t get any better, we launched BricsCAD V19.2. It came chock full of new features and improvements, all based on your requests and suggestions.ABC Australasia BricsCAD Conference 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. We headed down under to speak to some of the most inspiring and enthusiastic CAD operators on the other side of the planet.

Image credit: Jonathan Taylor

April

BricsCAD V19 for Mac released. The long wait was over for Mac users with the release of BricsCAD V19 for Mac.

May

Ted Rossdale, the man who brought in BricsCAD. Have you met Ted?cad cam herobuildingSMART International Standards Summit, Dusseldorf. We headed over to Dusseldorf to talk all things, Building standards, BIM, open standards and common data.

Hong Kong’s Construction Innovation and Technology Fund approves Bricsys products.

BIM Student Event 2019. Bricsys embraced future designers and engineering with it’s, completely free one-day student event, here at Bricsys HQ in Gent.

June

Bricsys went to HxGN Live 2019. In 2018 Bricsys made the surprise announcement that Hexagon acquired Bricsys. In 2019, Bricsys was pleased to join in with the rest of the Hexagon family at HxGN Live in Las Vegas.BricsCAD V19 for Linux released. Finally, users on all platforms can work together with one, dwg, CAD software.

July

We met the real CAD heroes. Learn how BricsCAD is used to make world-class arena stages, design plants, and create gravity-defying structures.Ecophos at BricsCAD

August

Joachim’s Journey – BricsCAD Shape. Joachim started his journey of BricsCAD Shape. Follow along with him as he takes you from absolute CAD beginner to CAD master.

September

INTERGEO 2019, our German partners, took the reigns at the Intergeo trade fair in Stuttgart.

October

Bricsys 2019 Conference. Probably the most important event of the year for Bricsys. The time of year where we meet our teams and 3rd party developers from around the world, exchange tips and give an exclusive sneak preview to future technologies. This year we packed our bags and headed to the picturesque city of Stockholm in Sweden. If you didn’t get the chance to make it, you can watch the keynotes on our YouTube Channel.

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“Scan-to-BIM” Initiative – HOK. Leica Geosystems and Bricsys were proud to announce our multi-year initiative to advance Scan-to-BIM technology.

November

Enscape Real-Time Rendering. You wanted integrated rendering for BricsCAD, you got it!

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Render architectural models in real-time with Enscape and BricsCAD.

2020

What will 2020 hold for Bricsys? Without giving too much away, we’re working on some really cool AI technologies that will streamline your CAD modeling. We’ve also got a whole host of events planned including; DigitalBau, Cologne, Germany with our partners Mervisoft, Japan Square Festival, Gent, Belgium, Swissbau Basel, Basel, Switzerland, BIMWORLD 2020, Paris, France, plus many, many more! See you all in the next decade.