Creating new sheet metal parts or reworking existing ones?
BricsCAD is your best choice. It 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.

Sheet Metal Features
Junctions and Reliefs
With BricsCAD V16 or later sheet metal designers can use a new type of junction called Full overlap, as well as two new corner reliefs (V-type and circular).

Feature Coloring
With feature coloring you can easily distinguish one sheet metal feature from another and visually validate your sheet metal parts. Each of the sheet metal features – flanges, bends, junctions and reliefs – has its own assigned color. You can easily re-set colors in the settings menu.

Lofted Bends
BricsCAD V16 and later versions allows you to create sheet metal parts with lofted surfaces. Supported profiles include lines, arcs, circles, rectangles, polylines and splines. Imported sheet metal parts with lofted bends can be edited and unfolded.

Batch Processing
Batch processes of sheet metal parts and assemblies can be automated in large numbers using a dedicated LISP API. This automation feature accomplishes tasks, such as producing families of sheet metal parts of different sizes. Example LISP scripts are included with BricsCAD.

Flange bend
Flange bend lets you bend an existing flange along a line, obeying the k-factor for given bend radius. The “k-factor” determines how much of the material’s thickness compresses and how much stretches during the bending process. When you import geometry, BricsCAD recognizes incorrectly-made bends and automatically repairs them.

Wrong bend
Features can be recognized in imported geometry and automatically repaired. All wrong bends are marked red in the sheet metal parts and the properties bar.