Author - Don Strimbu

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BIM Data Exchange via IFC

“Can we talk?” Every computer program needs a place to store the data you create with it. The native file format of any program is optimized for program speed and read/write performance. When a user of a program wants to share their data...

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BricsCAD’s Powerful 3D BIM Workflow

In our previous post, we compared a conventional 3D BIM workflow to the historical 2D drafting-centric method of architectural design. In this edition, we’ll explain how and why the Bricsys approach to Building Information Modeling is unique...

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3D BIM vs 2D Drafting Workflows

In our last BIM article, we discussed the business value proposition of a real, 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. Next, let’s roll up our virtual sleeves and talk about the benefits of conventional 3D BIM vs historic 2D drafting...

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Why use BIM?

We will make a safe bet that your firm has not yet made the transition to Building Information Modeling (BIM). That’s OK – 4 out of 5 companies have not. There are hundreds of reasons to not adopt BIM – both business and technical. You can probably...

BricsCAD Shape for MacOS is here

BricsCAD Shape for MacOS is here

We are happy to announce the availability of BricsCADⓇ Shape for macOS. The best solid-based schematic modeler is here for your Mac, and it’s free. Download it here. What is BricsCAD Shape? BricsCAD Shape is our conceptual modeler for architects...

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CPUs for CAD: The right choice

When choosing CPUs for CAD, the right choice is non-obvious Visit the websites of the top computer manufacturers, and you’ll see four types of machines: laptops, desktops, workstations and servers. While modern CAD software runs amazingly well...

How to use Bimify in BricsCAD

BIMify: Auto classification in BricsCAD BIM

“So what is classification, and why should I care?” The process of classification is central to effective information management in any discipline. It’s one of seven required components for achieving Level 2 BIM. It’s all...