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structural profiles in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Structural profiles

21 Structural profiles BricsCAD Shape offers standard structural steel profiles to speed the creation of structural elements. Included are American, British and European standards. Use the Profile tool to create a beam or a column. Select the start...

Visual styles tutorial in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Visual Styles

20 Visual Styles BricsCAD Shape uses Visual Styles to control the appearance of your model. Open the Visual Styles panel by left-clicking the “camera” icon, located on the vertical toolbar, on the right-hand edge of your screen. Each...

Sections tutorial of BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Sections

19 Sections You can use Sections to cut through your model dynamically. A Section can be created by opening the Quad and left-clicking ‘define section’, found under the Model tab. Then, selecting any solid face in your model will create the Section...

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BricsCAD Shape basics: Hiding and isolating objects

18 Hiding and isolating objects When model elements block your view, you can HIDE them easily. To hide one or more elements, just highlight them, raise the Quad and left-click ‘Hide Entities’. The opposite of hiding an element is isolating it...

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BricsCAD Shape basics: Work with layers

17 Layers in BricsCAD Shape Using layers to group model elements is a time-tested way to organize 3D models. Open the Layer panel by left-clicking the “stacked sheets” icon. It is located on the vertical toolbar, on the right-hand edge...

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BricsCAD Shape basics: Materials

16 Materials in BricsCAD Shape BricsCAD Shape includes a collection of materials and color swatches in the materials library. Open the materials library by left-clicking the “paintbrush” icon. It is located on the vertical toolbar, on...

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BricsCAD Shape basics: Create custom window

15 Create a custom window You can create custom windows easily in BricsCAD Shape. Use the POLYLINE tool to draw the outline of the window on the wall face. Use the POLYGON tool to draw the outline of the window on the wall face. Use the RECTANGLE...

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BricsCAD Shape basics: Windows & Doors

14 Windows and doors BricsCAD Shape includes a collection of doors and windows in the components library. Open the components library by left-clicking the “hot-air balloon” icon. It is located on the vertical toolbar, on the right-hand...

Components icon in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Components

13 Components You can drag and drop content from the right-side panel directly into your BricsCAD Shape session. Open the component library by left-clicking the “hot-air balloon” icon. It is located on the vertical toolbar, on the right...

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BricsCAD Shape basics: The Manipulator

12 Manipulator tool in BricsCAD Shape The manipulator is a visual tool that rotates, moves, or mirrors solid elements, around or along a single axis. Press and hold the CTRL key, move the cursor to the element of choice and left-click. By holding...