Convert BricsCAD to STEP: The Master Tips

BricsCAD to STEP: Resources

Below, you'll discover a compendium of resources dedicated to the interoperability and exchange of BricsCAD and STEP file formats. These will aid in the smooth conversion from BricsCAD to STEP files.

BricsCAD Drawing CAD

BricsCAD, developed and regularly updated by Bricsys, is a notable alternative in the CAD (Computer Aided Design) software landscape. It keeps pace with the latest DWG file format, aligning itself with the most recent AutoCAD releases. Our Automesher Application and Automapki Application add-ons for BricsCAD enable seamless import and export from a wide array of external 3D and GIS file formats. By leveraging the advanced ObjectBRX customization technology for BricsCAD software from Bricsys, we ensure optimal integration with the BricsCAD environment and efficient translation of your external file formats.


The STEP (STandardized Exchange of Product) file format is extensively used for the exchange of 3D data across various computer systems, including CAD, CAM, and CAE. As STEP geometry data is stored in a text-based format, exporting triangular meshes with thousands or even millions of faces using Autoconverter software may lead to larger file sizes. However, if your geometry defines a manifold solid, our software will strive to create an optimized faceted BREP representation, potentially reducing the STEP file size by up to one-third. It’s crucial to note that while the STEP file format supports colors per assembly, it lacks an alpha component. Consequently, any transparency settings will not be retained in the final STEP file.