Runs on Windows and Linux (and OSX has been promised for some time).
DWG native compatibility. Very familiar for users of older AutoCAD versions (as they deliberately did not attempt to add the Ribbon interface).
The focus is on using BricsCAD as a platform for CAD solutions, through an extensive API (C++, Lisp, VBA…).
They have over the last few versions removed themselves from the IntelliCAD legacy and have become a fully independent CAD system.
OSX Version is not ready, yet promised for quite a while.
They abandoned their BIM offering "Architecturals", although it is being reinitiated.
Still too much focus on trying to be an AutoCAD clone, while they should better focus on finding their own uniqueness (this is improving).
If you develop turnkey CAD solutions and need to have a CAD core, but don't want to rely on the expensive AutoCAD, BricsCAD is a good alternative, without losing DWG compatibility.
As a cheap alternative for AutoCAD, developers can use it as the core of a CAD solution, even including the software with their solution.