BricsCAD


Import, create, unfold, rework and export
sheet metal parts using the most intuitive 3D
direct modeling techniques.

BricsCAD is free of conceptual mistakes of history-based MCAD software. You will never need to restart your design from scratch, because we guarantee maximum flexibility for changing your models by combining the freedom of direct modeling with the power of feature-based design.

Import or Create From Scratch

Import Sheet Metal parts from any CAD system. Supported formats include neutral ones - such as STEP and IGES - native formats - such as CATIA, Inventor, SolidWorks - and kernel formats. By converting your parts to sheet metal, you can easily distinguish one sheet metal feature from another and visually validate them. Each of the sheet metal features - flanges, bends, junctions and reliefs - has its own assigned color.

Create the desired shape of the solid using direct modeling operations such as adding chamfers, creating a shell and creating a hole.

Rework Your Design

You will never need to restart your design from scratch. We guarantee maximum flexibility for changing your models by combining the freedom of direct modeling with the power of feature-based design.

  • Add flanges by pulling edges
  • Move and rotate flanges
  • Split and connect flanges
  • Add corner and bend reliefs
  • Convert hard edges to bends and junctions
  • Switch between bends and junctions
  • Choose type of corner reliefs (rectangular, circular or v-shape)
  • Delete redundant flanges
  • Re-thicken and repair sheet metal bodies
  • Feature validation in Browser points your attention to potential problems
  • The Commands Report makes rework easier, highlighting problems with the geometry

Finish Your Sheet Metal Model

In manufacturing more than 80% of the imported sheet metal parts from a CAD program are not ready to be manufactured. To prepare your design for manufacturing, sheet metal parts can be unfolded automatically and then exported to 2D .dxf or 3D .osm files for further processing with a variety of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems - for nesting, cutting, and bending.

  • Unfold sheet metal bodies
  • Use bend tables with smart interpolation to make flat pattern dimensions respect your materials and bending tools
  • Export flat patterns
  • Send 3D models to CAM systems

BricsCAD BIM
Lifts creativity, not complexity.

Create and manage building and infrastructure projects faster, more economically. With BricsCAD BIM you can go through all stages, no extra software needed!

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One stop shop solution, one .DWG file format.

Create and manage building and infrastructure projects faster, more economically.
With BricsCAD BIM you can go through all stages, no extra software needed!

.DWG remains the ubiquitous file format with more than 12 Million architects, designers, engineers, and drafters using it daily. Unlike other vendors that force you to translate back and forth between file formats (e.g. .rvt, .rfa, .nwf, and .skp for AEC) with the risk of errors and data loss with each translation, BricsCAD allows you to work entirely in .DWG.

Be Creative

Sketch professionally in 3D

Be Accurate

Fully BIM sketched model.

Be Interoperable

Exchange with others via IFC

Be Online

Collaborate and share models and data in the cloud

Early Stage - 3D Direct Modeling

Create intuitively without limitation as you would do in Sketch-Up - but it will be faster and precise. Modify finally by drag and drop. Make sections and renderings to present your ideas crystal clear. When approved, your model goes to the next stage: No need to start all over again in another software. It's all 100% .dwg and ready for BIM now.

Early Stage - 3D Direct Modeling

Create intuitively without limitation as you would do in Sketch-Up - but it will be faster and precise. Modify finally by drag and drop. Make sections and renderings to present your ideas crystal clear. When approved, your model goes to the next stage: No need to start all over again in another software. It's all 100% .dwg and ready for BIM now.

When Approved - BIM the Model

Just continue with the presentation model. All elements - walls, floors, columns, windows doors, etc. - can be classified automatically by BricsCAD BIM. Start to add IFC compliant information to the elements. Add gradually more and more detail and data. See how 2D sections show all the details - when needed magnify explicit details and keep everything synched. Manage your office materials and composition database efficiently - all in that one BricsCAD BIM.

Interoperability

Check your BIM models with other engineering disciplines of the project. Compare your architectural model with structural models and MEP models via IFC. Match geometries and get all the needed info from BIM intelligent objects.

BriscCAD BIM is certified for IFC (Industry Foundation Classes), the global ISO 16739 standard developed and maintained by buildingSMART International for Building Information Modeling (BIM), recommended as open standard by The American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and now mandated by the U.S. General Services Administration for all project milestones.

Collaborate in the Cloud

Keep geometry and data on your desktop synchronized with a version in the cloud. Manage access rights for other project teams and share with them parts or the entire project. The most recent version is always immediately available.

Detailed data and metadata can be viewed and browsed in the online IFC compliant database or - together with the geometry - in the online 3D viewer. Use powerful filters to search and view single elements or groups of elements. Check your models with models of other engineering disciplines of the project.

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