Belgium firm launches latest update on engineering design

January 02, 2017

undefinedThe BricsCAD V17 brings the power of BIM to the .dwg world. It is unique as the only CAD system in the world to base all these design functions on the industry-standard .dwg file format, said the company in its statement.

BricsCAD BIM combines in one product advanced 3D sketch modeller with IFC-certified BIM functionality. It allows the user to work through all the typical design stages without leaving the .dwg platform.

All elements of your BricsCAD BIM project – walls, floors, columns, windows doors, etc. – are automatically classified in V17. It will guide the designers through the process of adding IFC-compliant data to building elements.

For mechanical designers, V17 offers a direct modelling workflow, seamless read/write of industry standard MCAD design files and assemblies, and the third release of leading sheet metal modelling and unfolding system.

Using the Bricsys CAD tool, businesses can enjoy a smooth workflow with documented designs for easier bill generation, building processes, machine components or fabricate assemblies.

BricsCAD V17 strengthens the customer’s ability to create and design in 2D and 3D. 

The new dock-able, mode-less Layer Explorer eases drawing and editing.

V17’s new dimension style families can be used to create derivative styles from a single parent dimension style. The new compare dimension styles feature in the Dimension Styles Explorer makes short work of organising dimension style catalogues, Bricsys has added.

Bricsys pointed out that the Sheet Metal for BricsCAD will enable designers to import or create, rework, unfold, and export sheet metal parts using 3D direct modelling. This intuitive workflow gives them freedom from many of the conceptual mistakes that surface when using history-based MCAD modellers.

Sheet Metal also guarantees flexibility in how the models are created, modified, unfolded and re-folded, said the statement.

Sheet Metal for BricsCAD V17 adds parametric form features that work like virtual forming tools to modify a sheet metal blank. The library included with the module contains the most commonly used form features, such as bridges, louvers, and embossed features, it added.

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