Free BricsCAD ebook for AutoCAD users

If you go to the BricsCAD documentation pages (, you can download freely the 144-pages eBook, written by Ralph Grabowski, from upFront.eZine. It gives a good overview of BricsCAD and a thorough comparison with AutoCAD, describing all functions, commands, system variables, aliases and limitations.

BricsCAD is a Belgian CAD application, using DWG as its native file format, but at a much lower cost than AutoCAD itself. It is currently a Windows-only application, but as the Bricsys team is rewriting the software, a Linux and OSX version are being prepared.