Minimum System Requirements
Operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows
    • Windows 10 (64 bits)
    • Windows 8 (64 bits)
      Note: End of mainstream support for Windows 8 since January 2008. Currently extended support.
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 or higher
  • Mac OSX 10.13 or higher
  • Linux
    • Ubuntu 18.04 or higher
    • openSUSE*
    • Fedora*
    * Newer than April 2018
ProcessorIntel or AMD CPU, 1ghz or faster

1 GB

Hard Drive1 GB for program files + 1 GB free space
Display Resolution1024 x 768 XGA with True Color
  • On Windows, all graphic cards from NVIDIA, ATI and INTEL are supported by RedSDK.
  • On Linux, 3D graphics hardware acceleration in RedSDK is supported on the following video chipsets:
    • NVIDIA cards. It is advised to use the latest recommended driver from NVIDIA.
    • ATI cards. It is advised to use the latest recommended driver from ATI/AMD.
  • 3D graphics hardware acceleration in RedSDK on Linux is NOT supported on:
    • INTEL cards. As opposed to ATI and NVIDIA, 3D hardware acceleration in Linux drivers for INTEL cards is relatively new. So far we do not yet officially support 3D hardware acceleration on INTEL cards, although we are working on it.
    • Laptops with dual graphics, although it happens to work on some dual graphics systems using recent versions of proprietary NVIDIA drivers.
BricsCAD's non-wireframe render modes are based on RedSDK technology from Redway3D®. GPU-acceleration for these render modes requires a supported GPU (Graphic Processing Unit), either on a video card or on the motherboard.
Recommended System Requirements
ProcessorFast processor with 4 physical cores and high STR (Single Thread performance Rating) score.
Hard driveFast SSD primary drive combined with a fast SATA as secondary drive
RAM16 GB or more16 Gb of RAM is sufficient for most tasks, but it may be interesting to install more and be prepared for handling large projects. This applies to BIM, Mechanicals and large datasets. Pointclouds do not require a lot of memory but since they retrieve data in a database-like manner, it is recommended to put them on an SSD drive.
ScreenA second screen next to the drawing area