learn bricscad
in a day

the best tutorial for new users of BricsCAD V8 - V9 - V10 - V11 -V12 -V13 - V14 - V15

by ralph grabowski


General CADD Pro
Generic CADD 6 

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By mail

Table of Contents
Learn BricsCAD
in a Day

About the Author
Ralph Grabowski

Sample Pages

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 Chapter 1

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 Chapter 2

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 4

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 Chapter 5

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 Chapter 6

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 Chapter 7

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 Chapter 8

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Chapter 9

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Chapter 10



Learn Bricscad  in a Day is the only tutorial for new users of Bricscad. It teaches you how create 2D drawings in a day -- seven chapters that each take about one hour to complete.

New editions of this book add chapters that teach 3D modeling, generating 2D drawings from 3D models, and working with constraints.

Earlier editions of this book are titled "Learn Bricscad in a Day"; more recent editions are renamed "Inside BricsCAD."

This e-book is available in editions suitable for users of BricsCAD V8, V9, V10, V11, V12, V13, V14, or V15. The following chapters are common to all editions:

  • Hour 1 Introducing BricsCAD
  • Hour 2 Using menus and toolbars
  • Hour 3 Setting up new drawings
  • Hour 4 Drawing and plotting
  • Hour 5 Adding details
  • Hour 6 Editing
  • Hour 7 Adding text and dimensions

Plus this bonus content:

  • Attribute extraction and bills of material
  • Regions and booleans

New for Bricscad V12 and V13:

  • 3D direct modeling and editing
  • 2D dimensional and geometric constraints
  • All tutorials in metric units, with some also in simultaneous imperial units
  • Includes instructions specific to Linux, Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, where necessary

New for Bricscad V14:

  • Quad cursor
  • Now 264 pages

 New for Bricscad V15:

  • Coverage of BricsCAD V15 for OS X and Windows 10
  • New start screen and workspaces
  • New ribbon, drawing tabs, and LookFrom and Tips widgets
  • Now 284 pages

The book features:

  • Dozens of tips
  • For each chapter: chapter summary, key terms, useful abbreviations, and new commands
  • Illustrations in full color
  • Formatted for printing on standard 8.5x11 paper
  • Margins designed for three-hole punching 

Free: Download the exercise files:

  • For V8-V11, click here (210KB ZIP file)
  • For V12-V15 (dual units), click here (463KB ZIP file)

ordering the book

To order the Learn Bricscad  in a Day e-book:

  • Sent to you by email in Acrobat PDF format: $20.00 (4.1MB-10MB download)
  • Choose the edition suited to your version of Bricscad: V8, V9, V10, V11, V12, or V13. (Same price applies to each edition.)
  • Includes complimentary subscription to the upFront.eZine e-newsletter.

You may make payment in US$, Euro, Yen, British pounds, CDN$, and 100+ other currencies (converted to US$).

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    By Mail
    Make cheque, money order, or purchase order payable to "upFront.eZine Publishing, Ltd."  Include your email address, and specify which edition you prefer: V8, V9, V10, V11, V12, V13, V14, or V15:

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    I welcome your feedback for correcting and improving the text. Send your email to grabowski@telus.net  

    table of contents

    Note that the content may vary slightly between the many editions.


    Hour 1 Bricscad Quick Tour
    Hour 2 Navigating the Bricscad Interface


    Hour 3 Setting Up New Drawings
    Hour 4 Creating a First Drawing
    Hour 5 Adding Details to Drawings
    Hour 6 Making Changes to Drawings
    Hour 7 Adding Notes & Dimensions


    Chapter 8 Bills of Material
    Chapter 9 2D Region Modeling & Booleans

    (In V12 -V15 editions only:)

    Chapter 10 3D Direct Modeling & Editing
    Chapter 11 2D Dimensional and Geometric Constraints


    Appendix A Command Aliases
    Appendix B System Variables & Settings
    Appendix C -- Pattern Samples
    (not in V12 - V15 editions)

    about the author

    Ralph Grabowski has authored and co-authored 180+ books and ebooks on CAD management, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Generic CADD, IntelliCAD, MicroStation, TurboCAD, VDraft, Visio, HTML, and VRML. He is the editor of upFront.eZine e-newsletter and WorldCAD Access weblog.

    Mr Grabowski received his B.A.Sc ('80) degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia. He currently works and lives in the beautiful Central Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada.

    You can visit his Web site at www.upfrontezine.com.

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