BricsCAD is an all-in-one computer-aided design (CAD) software that combines 3D modeling and 2D CAD for .dwg. It’s a less popular platform that provides all .dwg 2D CAD features while bringing the convenience of the powerful 3D modeling and time-saving tools. The program is expertly crafted with engineers in mind to support efficient execution of all projects.
For 2D drafting & 3D modeling
BricsCAD offers unique tools to help you get more work done faster in 2D and 3D. Powered by advanced machine learning technologies, these workflows are designed to speed tasks that often take hours or more in the industry-standard CAD product.
-AutoCAD® 2021 compatible
There’s no need to change your printers, templates, blocks or sheet set layouts to move to BricsCAD – everything is 100% compatible and in DWG.
You can run LISP routines developed in AutoCAD® and other CAD applications, and develop your own in BricsCAD (BLADE).
-Use AutoCAD® Dynamic Blocks
BricsCAD reads, displays and employs Dynamic Blocks created in AutoCAD® without restriction.
Drawing Explorer centralizes in BricsCAD what in other CAD platforms amounts to as many separate dialog boxes. Easy to navigate, easy to search.
A “head-up” command palette that predicts your command usages and offers one-click access to them.
A versatile tool that lets you move, copy, rotate, scale and mirror selected entities, without starting a specific command.
-Adaptive grid snapping
Create accurately with a dynamic snap grid that changes to reflect your zoom level.
View and modify the distance between two entities without starting a command.
BricsCAD’s AI quickly adds parametric intelligence to otherwise dumb solids. It’s the fastest way to create families of smart, table-driven parts.
-Leverage multi-core CPUs
BricsCAD supports multi-threaded, multi-processor operations to speed product performance for file loads, drawing generation and rendering.
-High performance graphics engine
BricsCAD uses Redway3D graphics system to deliver great performance in both 2D and 3D operations, regardless of drawing size.
-PDF and BIG TIFF underlay
We use a multi-resolution, persistent image cache to display PDF underlays, enabling super-fast zoom and pan operations.
BricsCAD is a powerful CAD solution that provides all the features required to accomplish 2D and 3D drawing as well as generate expert renderings. The solution has an intuitively tabbed interface with fully customizable toolbars and clean layout which make it easy to use. The interface presents a distinctive ribbon that offers the fastest way to navigate through your drawings and access the main tools.
Its expanded BIM add-in offers a streamlined workflow and accords you the power and convenience of crafting Information Modeling to your computer. The context-sensitive Quad Cursor; QuadTM cursor also expedites the workflow. This intelligent cursor detects the dimension (2D or 3D) you are using and intuitively adjusts to present the commands you need.
BricsCAD exhibits its qualities as a unique CAD system that bases all design functions on the .dwg file format. In addition, the solution provides a geometric constraints solver that make use of adaptive and powerful tools to accomplish 3D direct solid modeling. The 3D direct editing features maintain your design intent, thereby enabling you to save time and headaches. Additionally, the 3D direct modeling functions work for all ACIS solid geometry including those created in BricsCAD and those that are imported.
The drawing explorer is the drawing command center. This feature lets you see every aspect of the object definitions, and implement them across the opened drawings. It allows you to navigate through and view your drawings in favorite folders or insert blocks without opening the source drawing. BrisCAD comes with a manipulator widget that helps you rotate, mirror, move, or scale the entities along the plane or axis. It provides a dynamic dimension input that permits precision position control.
Overview of BricsCAD Features
-2D Drafting, Drawing, and Annotation
-3D Modeling and Visualization
-3rd party applications
-Base, Projected, and Section Views
-DWG and Image References
-Geographic Location and Online Maps
-Import 3D Models
-Installation and Customization
-Intelligent quad cursor
-Layers & content browser
-Object Selection and Isolation
-PDF and Raster Image Import/Export/Underlay
-Reference Navisworks Models
-Ribbon Tabs and Panels
-Sheet Set Manager
-Sheet Metal Toolset
-Solid, Surface, and Mesh Modeling