Familiar 2D & 3D Interface

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.


Drawing explorer

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.

 


Layers and content browser

Whereas before the Layer explorer had to be dismissed, now layer names and their settings are always available to you while drawing and editing through the Layer panel.
The Content Browser dockable panel displays DWG and DXF content in a tree-like view from folders that you specify.


Detailed 2D Drafting

Create and edit 2D technical drawings, floor plans, and other layouts quickly and accurately. Thanks to its innovative 2D drafting tools, BricsCAD takes your drawings to a whole new level of detail.


3D Direct Modeling

With BricsCAD, you get powerful and adaptive tools for 3D direct solid modeling using our geometric constraints solver. 3D direct modeling operations apply to all ACIS solid geometry, whether created in BricsCAD or imported.


Assembly modeling

Assemblies organize parts as hierarchical structures for modeling complex products. Use BricsCAD’s powerful 3D constraints (geometrical and dimensional) to easily compose assemblies as top-down or bottom-up designs.


Assembly design

Working with components is much more flexible as BricsCAD provides these additional operations:

Working with components is much more flexible as BricsCAD provides these additional operations: 

·         Open a copy of a component as a new document
·         Replace components
·         Switch between external and local components
·         Convert native blocks to local components
·         Convert referenced drawings (xrefs) to external components


Assemblies import

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.


Parametric Components

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.


Generated drawing views

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.


Intelligent Quad cursor for easy CAD drawing

Speed up your workflow with the Quad™ cursor. With the redesigned context-sensitive cursor, easy CAD drawing is just a click away.

Upload dwg’s in the cloud including x-refs

After drawing your plans in BricsCAD, you can upload your dwg’s to Chapoo including all x-refs, straight from BricsCAD.