BricsCAD is a software application for computer-aided design (CAD), developed by Bricsys NV. The company was founded in 2002 by Erik de Keyser, a long time CAD entrepreneur. In 2011 Bricsys acquired the intellectual property rights from Ledas for constraints-based parametric design tools, permitting the development of applications in the areas of direct modeling and assembly design. BricsCAD BIM is a Building Information Modeling system that is based on the industry-standard .dwg file format. Its core database schema leverages the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), and is certified by BuildingSMART International as compliant with openBIM 'CV2.0-Arch IFC Export and Import'. BricsCAD BIM supports design capture / mass modeling based on ACIS solids. These conceptual models can be classified automatically using BIMIFY, leveraging a set of machine learning algorithms developed by Bricsys.