BricsCAD BIM V18

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

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 modeling 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 modeling has never been easier or more direct.

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 analyzes 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 analyzes 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 Modeling 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.

Try BricsCAD BIM V18 for 30 days for free!

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Don Strimbu

VP Communications for Bricsys NV: I've spent 35 years in the .dwg-based CAD space (I started really young). I love technology, hi-fi, airplanes and cars that go vrooom.

4 comments

  • Hello, I’d like to understand the meaning of the word “ply”, which seems unknown outside BricsCAD BIM (according to Google, at least), is it a component of a BIM composition ? Such as the plaster layer in a wall assembly, for example ?

    • Hello Fabien,

      Indeed, it is one component of a BIM composition. In BricsCAD BIM it is not only possible to extract quantities from the whole element assembly, but also from the plies individually, which is very useful for quantity take-offs.

  • I do structural concrete rear detailing and structural steel detailing. Is BrisCAD BIM for me or are this areas you will add in the future?

    • Hello Martin,

      The new Structural Modeling Toolset in BricsCAD BIM allows you to create structural models, including tools for linear solid recognition, modeling with a library of steel/concrete profiles, BIM and IFC-compliant classification, and resolving structural connections. More information on the website: https://www.bricsys.com/en-intl/bim/

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