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Announcing BricsCAD BIM V18: the future of design-centric BIM just got brighter

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Bricsys represents the future of the .dwg format, with comprehensive workflows for general design, mechanical design and BIM. Here’s the best part - all of these workflows are available in one product, based on .dwg – the industry standard file format.

More importantly, we’re extending the .dwg format with the first fundamental change in .dwg technology in 35 years. Today, this repository-based design enables blazingly fast drawing compares with a unique visual merge feature.

THE WORLD’S MOST VERSATILE DESIGN-CENTRIC BIM WORKFLOW JUST GOT BETTER, AND IT IS AVAILABLE TODAY.

From design through documentation in one product, BricsCAD BIM changes everything. It brings you the power of advanced solid modelling with the simplicity of sketching programs, and the world-class detailing power you expect from the leader in .dwg-based CAD – all in one, streamlined interface. Welcome to BricsCAD BIM V18.

WHAT’S NEW IN BRICSCAD BIM?

BricsCAD BIM V18 supports the DWG 2018 format. Also, new object-enabler technology lets users access the full range of custom civil engineering objects stored in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® .dwg files.

On the design side, BIM Drag lets you place multiple solids or groups of solids, easily. When this workflow is paired with the new V18 solid Manipulator, 3D mass modelling has never been easier or more direct.

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Create Window lets you build 3D, fully parametric windows from any closed contour. You can vary all elements of your window design interactively in the properties panel. Also new to V18, parametric arrays allow you to create dynamic groups of entities, driven by numeric parameters. This functionality gives users great flexibility in creating all types of repetitive objects: windows, staircases, curtain walls and the like.

MACHINE INTELLIGENCE ON YOUR DESKTOP

Design decisions are your job. Leave the classification work to your computer with BIMIFY.

The BIMIFY command analyses the entire model, and uses geometric information to define IFC classification types and spatial locations for all model entities. The command will respect all user-entered data and not overwrite your manual settings. BIMIFY can automatically create Buildings and Stories as needed.

BIM Classify will classify a single entity, or a user-selected set of entities in a larger BIM, before or after BIMIFY has run. These classifications group into four categories: core, architectural, structural and building services. XREFS are supported as BIM objects, and may be classified and have a spatial location.

Intelligent rooms understand their location in the building, and detect their 3D boundaries automatically. Extended BIM properties include the area and volume of each room, displayed in each room’s properties panel.

BIM Suggest supports the concept of “edit once, use many times”. Select two solids and BIM Suggest analyses their connection, then highlight similar connections in the model, where the same junctures can be used. Currently supported junctures are orthogonal ply-by-ply connections between walls, slabs, columns and beams.

EXTENDING AND COMMUNICATING YOUR BIM

The new Structural Modelling Toolset in BricsCAD BIM V18 recognizes linear solids and can automatically classify them as columns, beams, railings, pipes, ducts and more. For moving BIM data between applications, the IFC import capabilities of BricsCAD BIM improved greatly. Windows imported via IFC are now fully parametric and associative to their adjoining walls.

When documenting your BIM model, Data Extraction now supports ply quantities and materials. The Section command can create interior elevations as volumetric solids with full control over their display properties. Also, interior elevations can be displayed or suppressed to control the visibility of section entities.

BIM doesn’t have to disrupt your workflow. Our approach to BIM respects your art by putting design first, at each stage of the process. From the most intuitive design process to the most comprehensive construction documentation, BricsCAD BIM just gets it right.

WHAT’S NEXT – BRICSCAD SHAPE

To address the need of starting simple, and give designers an intuitive tool to get started with BIM, Bricsys will early 2018 launch a FREE design application, BricsCAD Shape.

BricsCAD Shape is working on the .dwg file format, and models made in BricsCAD Shape can later be opened in BricsCAD BIM to continue the design and BIM process.

BRICSYS 27/7

Bricsys 24/7 lets you easily share Building Information Modeling (BIM) designs with engineers, construction professionals, building owners and operators. They can explore, view, annotate and slice your 3D models interactively, in the cloud.

Bricsys brings the power of BricsCAD to the cloud, seamlessly integrated with 24/7’s cloud storage.

For more information about BricsCAD BIM and Bricsys 24/7, visit https://www.bricsys.com 

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