Tag - BIM

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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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BricsCAD V18 OS X is available today!

Introducing BricsCAD V18 OS X BricsCAD V18 represents the future of the .dwg format, and now it’s available for the Mac. V18 OS X offers workflows for general design, mechanical design and BIM. We’ve made all of these workflows are...

Five Reasons to start Shaping with BricsCAD Shape!

Five reasons to start Shaping

We’re getting compared to Trimble’s SketchUp a lot. If you head straight for that obvious comparison, you’ll miss our key differentiator. The core of Shape comes from the core of BricsCAD itself. The Bricsys products are powered by...

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Why every Architect should Visit Gent

Am I shamelessly biased to make such a proclamation? Yes. Am I justified? Yes. I state this with pride and conviction. Although I am American, Gent (Ghent) is still my city. I grew up right in its historical center; it still has my soul. I know its...