Lumion for BricsCAD®

Real-time rendering and compatibility with BricsCAD

Enjoy a more satisfying workflow with Lumion and BricsCAD

If you do your 3D modeling in BricsCAD, Lumion rendering software is a simple-to-use, yet powerful solution to help you quickly turn your 3D models and architectural designs into beautiful images, videos and 360 panoramas.

From the early stages of design development to creating polished and professional visualizations that communicate the life and emotion in your project, Lumion perfectly fits right into your unique workflow, enabling your creativity and craft and inspiring your vision for the final result.

With the Lumion LiveSync for BricsCAD plugin, available with Lumion 11, it’s possible to set up a real-time rendering connection between BricsCAD and Lumion.

Model and render simultaneously, and get a feeling of your work-in-progress model immersed in its natural environment, cast under photorealistic skies and lifelike weather, and illuminated with diverse lighting conditions.

Breathe life into rendering with Lumion 11

With every iteration and last-minute client presentation, Lumion smoothly slides right into your current design process, creating a uniquely satisfying workflow.

You will enjoy yourself as you surround your design with majestic mountains, idyllic waterfronts, captivating forests, energetic cities and sleepy suburbs. Whatever you imagine for your design, Lumion makes it a simple and even joyful process to capture the aesthetic, the sensations and the emotions of your project.

LiveSync for BricsCAD feature highlights

  • Real-time rendering with BricsCAD and Lumion
  • Always view your design-in-progress with lifelike lighting, context and entourage
  • View modifications to your BricsCAD model in real-time
  • Connect your BricsCAD and Lumion camera views
  • Make your BricsCAD materials feel real
  • Visualize your project in its real-life context with people, cars, furniture, water, trees, weather and more
  • Create unique and memorable images, videos and 360 panoramas
  • View your model with Styles and other cinematic effects with a single click

Discover what’s possible with BricsCAD and Lumion

Model import guidelines for BricsCAD users

Real-time visualizations with Lumion LiveSync for BricsCAD is the preferred option to get your BricsCAD models into Lumion. However, it’s not the only option.

If you prefer to export your model via a file, you can export a Lumion Collada file (.DAE) using the Lumion LiveSync for BricsCAD export button in the palette. Then import the .DAE file in Lumion. You can also import your BricsCAD model into Lumion with a .DWG file. Read more about the Model import guidelines for BricsCAD here.

System requirements for Lumion 11

As a 3D rendering program, Lumion is different from other CAD software as it relies primarily on having an excellent computer with a fast graphics card. This is especially important if you’re working on larger or complex models and projects.

Lumion requires a computer with a fast graphics card with plenty of memory, as well as an internet connection. Please check the requirements on the following page to find out if your PC can give you a smooth Lumion experience. You can also find information about where to start if you are looking to purchase a new PC. View system requirements.

Lumion is used by architects in over 100 countries and 72 of the top 100 architecture firms in the world.

Based on the Top 100 World Architects
counted in January 2020.