BRICSCAD for Windows enables 3D parametric solid modeling for users who want to work both in 2D and 3D without leaving the .dwg environment. Primitives such as box, cylinder, cone, sphere, torus and wedge are available together with extrude, revolve and sweep operations. By combining these through Boolean operations – union, subtract, intersect – the user can form complex composite solid shapes.
Features under BRICSCAD:
3D Direct Modeling: BricsCAD offers powerful tools for direct solid modeling using our geometric constraints solver. Direct modeling operations apply to all ACIS solid geometry, whether created in BricsCAD or imported. Furthermore, a key feature of the BricsCAD direct editing capabilities is the preservation of design intent, vastly simplifying the work on complex designs.
Assembly modeling: Assembly modeling allows you to organize .dwg files in hierarchical structures of mechanical components to model complex products. Assemble your products with both top-down and bottom-up design and compose your assembly with ease with the powerful 3D constraints between faces and edges of different mechanical components.
3D constraints: 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.
Sheet Metal: The new sheet metal design capabilities in BricsCAD create sheet metal parts by extruding 2D profiles and then adding new flanges through pulled edges. Bends, junctions and reliefs are added automatically. All direct modeling operations and 3D constraints can be applied to editing sheet metal parts. To output designs to computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems, sheet metal parts can be unfolded automatically and then exported to 2D .dxf files.
Generative drafting: Since the introduction of direct modeling functions in BricsCAD V12, the function most requested by users was the ability to generate associative 2D and 3D drawing views from 3D models. With BricsCAD, Bricsys introduces new commands to automatically generate orthographic, isometric, and section views. The views are updated automatically when the 3D model changes.
3D Mouse support: 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.