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Create a roof in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Create a roof

23 Create a roof Need a gable style roof? It’s easy with BricsCAD Shape. Using the Shape tool we will create a pitched roof slab. Align the drawing plane to the wall surface, by pressing SHIFT while hovering over the wall surface. You can change the...

Shape-navigation

BricsCAD Shape basics: Navigation

2 Navigation Model navigation in BricsCAD Shape can be done in three ways. The Pan command slides your viewpoint. You can click and hold your mouse wheel to Pan. Press and hold CONTROL + SHIFT and the right mouse button to Pan. Or you can start the...

structural profiles in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Structural profiles

22 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

21 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

20 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...

Hiding and isolation objects icon tutorial of BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Hiding and isolating objects

19 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...

Layers icon in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Work with layers

18 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...

Materials icon in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Materials

17 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...

Window icon in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Create custom window

16 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...

Windows icon in BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape basics: Windows & Doors

15 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...