The BricsCAD interface will make you feel right at home from the very beginning. Navigating through drawings becomes easier than ever, thanks to a distinctive ribbon. It's the fastest way to access tools through our tabbed CAD interface.
This is your drawing control center. From The Drawing Explorer you can see all your object definitions, and work with them across all your opened drawings. Browse through and view drawings in your favorite folders, or even insert blocks without ever opening the source drawing. Connect to your Chapoo account to share and manage your drawing projects in the cloud, and create and work with your projects sheet sets.
The intelligent Quad cursor is an alternative to grip editing entities. While grip glyphs accumulate clutter, the Quad cursor, with its compact size, keeps your screen clean. It does come with a rich set of editing operations. And it's intelligent: the Quad cursor knows in how many dimensions (2D or 3D) you are drawing and immediately adapts to show commands you need.
The Quad cursor intuitively adjusts to 3D workflows. Features such as extruding faces with just one click improve easy drawing in CAD. You can also manipulate solids using the Quad's options, such as subtract and push/pull.
The enhanced QUAD features a new, tabbed layout that provides more functions right at your cursor tip.
Easily change your view direction using the Look From widget. Just click the arrows surrounding the chair icon to manipulate the viewpoint.
The Settings Dialog reports and modifies the current value of all settings in your CAD interface. Sort settings alphabetically or by category (tree view). The instant search feature finds settings quickly and intuitively.
When edge and face selection modes are active, the new Hotkey Assistant displays options available. Cycle through them by tapping the Ctrl key.
A sheet set is a collection of layouts from different drawing files. The Sheet Set manager lets you manage existing sheets sets and create new ones from scratch or based on a template sheet. Sheet sets can be published, printed and e‐transmitted.
The layer explorer facilitates detailed layer management and also provides tools such as layer filters and layer states.
Browse blocks in non-open drawings and insert them in the current drawing from the new Blocks panel in the Drawing Explorer.
Open multiple documents at once and switch between them at any time.
The BATTMAN (Block Attribute Manager) command allows users to edit all attribute properties and settings in a block definition, then synchronize the changes in all block references.
Chapoo unites people with different roles in projects. Communicate, manage documents, assign tasks and automate processes. Manage live data in the cloud with forms and reports - anytime, anywhere.
After drawing your plans in BricsCAD, you can upload your dwg's to Chapoo including all x-refs, straight from BricsCAD. Team members who don't have BricsCAD can view and annotate .dwg files at the construction site with the Chapoo tablet app.
Keep track of different versions of your documents with the help of revisions. Define who gets to see what documents. Create roles for the different types of participants to the project and manage the access rights for each role.
Annotative scaling allows you to display and print models at the size you want. In a 2D drafting environment, you can scale entity types such as texts, hatches, tables, dimensions, tolerances and (multi)leaders.
Multi-line leaders quickly create many leaders using predefined properties saves as styles. You can annotate multileaders with text or blocks, or you can leave the annotation field empty. Additional formatting includes arrowheads, spline leaders and linetypes.
Dynamic dimensions interactively specify lengths and angles right on the screen, as entities are created and edited. The added level of detail facilitates your transition from 2D drafting to 3d modeling.
Dynamic blocks can be edited in-place using various grip types, including Point, XY, Linear, Polar, Rotation, Flip, and Visibility.
Use the new transparency effect to improve the look of your drawings, such as applying it to solid fills and other objects. BricsCAD lets you set the level of transparency, apply the property directly to objects, and assign transparency through layers.
Arrays are associative and dynamic. Create rectangular, polar, linear, path, and 3D arrays dynamically. Associativity means that when you edit one object, the changes are applied to all other objects in the array.
You can compare dimension styles you've selected in the in the Detail View list in the Dimension Styles explorer. The Editor panel shows a comparison table highlighting the differences.
The Map Connect function places maps from Web-based map services into drawings. One or more data layers can be selected for download, which are then inserted in drawings as images.
Start from 2D profiles, 3D curves, 3D solids, or imported parts and assemblies. Create complex parts with lofted bends or automatically recognize them in imported geometry.
Use BricsCAD's new Loft command to create 3D solids by specifying cross section profiles. The cross sections define the shape of the solid.
Create engineering objects like drills or augers by twisting 3D solids, surfaces, and regions around an axis by an angle that you specify.
Use the thicken tool not only on surfaces, but also on wire objects such as lines, circles and curves to create tube-like objects with just couple of clicks.
3D compare opens two drawing files and then reports the differences in 3D solids and 3D surfaces using color coding. This lets you quickly see the changes made to otherwise identical-looking drawings. The differences are represented as separate entities displayed in two viewports - red entities for additions, green for subtractions.
Working with components is much more flexible as BricsCAD provides these additional operations:
With the updated BricsCAD Communicator add-on, you can import product structures from files in popular MCAD formats, such as Solidworks, Inventor, and Creo.
When importing 3D models, BricsCAD automatically heals geometry, as necessary. In addition, you can repair and simplify imported models, as well as stitch disjointed surfaces.
Designing with parameterized components is significantly extended. You can create parametric components from constrained 3D solids, as well as copy and paste parametric components across assemblies. when replacing one parametric component with another, parameters are automatically evaluated according to expressions specified by the assembly.
The Generated Drawing View feature is completely reworked. After it creates correctly projected views of 3D models, you can change their scales and toggle the visibility of hidden lines. In addition, you can specify the design of sections views, section lines, detail views and detail symbols.
Be more creative with realism. Our updated library with render materials now contains well over 600 high-resolution Redway materials. Use the library and the preview window to render your 3D direct models more true to life than ever before.
BricsCAD offers powerful tools for direct solid modeling using geometric constraints solving. Solid models can be modified by defining constraints between its elements. If there is a 3D constraint which fixes the placement of faces or edges, this constraint will be preserved during your modeling operations. It allows you to parametrize any feature of the 3D model.
Rendering of 3D models is improved by using IES files with Web lights. This lets BricsCAD accurately depict the exact distribution of illumination, according to manufacturer specifications.
Hover the cursor over any entity and the QUAD will display its relevant properties.
While modeling the QUAD will instantly display relevant unit property data.
Vertex, Midpoint, Center, Knot, Perpendicular to planar face, Nearest to face, intersection of edges and tracking lines with faces
BricsCAD Communicator is an optional module to the BricsCAD Pro and Platinum editions that provides support for high quality 3D data exchange between major CAD formats. It facilitates the import of CATIA V4/V5, IAM/IPT (Inventor), PAR/PSM (Solid Edge), ASM/PRT (Pro Engineer), SLDASM/SLDPRT (Solidworks), SDL, STE, STP, STEP, IGS file import, and STE, STP, STEP, IGS, IGES, CATIA V4/V5, VDA/VDA-FS3D, and advanced 3D PDF export, as well as supports kernel specific formats.
Etransmit creates a package of a drawing file and all its dependencies, such as: external references, images, font files, plot configuration files, plot style tables and font map files. The root drawing and all its dependencies can be copied to a folder are compressed in a ZIP file.
BricsCAD now supports 3Dconnexion 3D mice. With a 3D mouse you can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D content while your standard mouse is free to select menu items of parts of the model.