Tag - BricsCAD Shape

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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...

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...

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...

BricsCAD Shape

You’re going to love BricsCAD Shape!

What is BricsCAD Shape? BricsCAD® Shape is the new conceptual modeling tool from Bricsys. It’s made to help architects and engineers streamline their 3D schematic design work. Shape is the fastest way to get designs out of your head and...