The power of CAD/GIS in BricsCAD

Spatial Manager for BricsCAD is a powerful BricsCAD plug-in developed for users who need to import, export, transform and manage spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way

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Search Locations

Geo-locate in your drawing postal addresses, streets, neighborhoods or other geographical objects

Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD include functions to geo-locate in your drawing postal addresses, streets, neighborhoods or other geographical objects

It allows you to access a text search window of locations and automatically zoom in or insert the geometry of the selected location or rectangular envelope

Advanced search

Once you enter the search text and click “Search”, the result(s) returned by Internet search services will appear in the window and include the location Full Name, Type, Geometry type, and the Location service source. You can sort the result rows according to different window columns

Location and geometries

Select any result row and you will be able to Zoom to the location, Insert the Geometry in your drawing, Points, Polylines, Polygons, etc., depending on the geometry type, and zoom to the Geometry, or Insert the geometry Envelope rectangle, and zoom to the Envelope

Select “Fill areas using Hatches” in order to add a Hatch when inserting Polygonal geometries or rectangular Envelopes

Persistent window

Note that the "Search Location" window remains open until you close it so that you can repeat the actions with the results you want. In fact, you can navigate through the drawing, edit the drawing, etc. while the window is still on screen

Resources and Information

frequently asked questions

Current compatible BricsCAD applications:
  • Versions: From v.13 to v.21 both included (Windows Only)
  • Editions Pro and Platinum (Classic and Lite editions are not compatible)
System requirements:
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 100 MB free disk space, or more
  • Windows Installer 3.1 or later
Spatial files
  • ESRI Shape file - (SHP)
  • Google Earth file - (KML, KMZ)
  • OpenStreetMap file - (OSM, PBF) (1)
  • LiDAR file - (LAS, LAZ) (1)
  • GPS exchange format file - (GPX) (1)
  • ASCII text file - (ASC, CSV, NEZ, TXT, XYZ, UPT)
  • SQLite file - (SQLITE, DB)
  • GeoPackage file - (GPKG) (1)
  • GML file - (GML, GZ, XML)
  • Raster image file - (TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIFF) (1)
  • Autodesk SDF file - (SDF) (3)
  • MicroStation v.7 file - (DGN) (2)
  • AutoCAD DXF file - (DXF) (2)
  • ESRI ArcInfo export file (ASCII) - (E00) (1) (2)
  • MapInfo file - (TAB) (2)
  • MapInfo interchange format file - (MIF/MID) (2)
  • GeoJSON file - (GEO.JSON) (1) (2)

Spatial raster files
  • Raster image file - (TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIFF) (1)
    • Georeference sources - (GeoTIFF, World files, Google Earth .GEPRINT, etc.)

Spatial data servers
  • PostGIS database
  • Microsoft SQL Server Spatial database
  • MySQL database (1) (3)

Image map servers
  • WMS Web Map Services (4)
  • WMTS Web Map Tile Services (4)
  • XYZ/TMS Tile Map Services (4)

Other spatial data sources
  • Open Database Connectivity ODBC (1)
  • WFS data store (1)
  • WFS data store (FDO) (1) (3) (5)
  • WFS data store (OGR) (1) (2) (5)

(1) Read-only
(2) OGR data source
(3) FDO provider
(4) Background Maps technology
(5) DEPRECATED - Whenever possible use the native WFS data provider

Note: certain data Providers are only valid for some Editions of the application