BricsCAD BIM is an alternative Building Information Modelling package that offers a design-to-documentation workflow that focuses on “Design First”.
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A different approach to Building Information Modelling.
BricsCAD BIM combines the best of design modelling, documentation, and BIM capabilities into one, familiar DWG-based system, enabling firms in the building industry to transition safely and easily from CAD to BIM.
BricsCAD is built entirely on the industry-standard DWG format with full command, script, macro, and menu compatibility. BricsCAD Pro helps you utilise skills you already have so it feels familiar and highly compatible with existing workflows.
BricsCAD BIM contains all of the features found in BricsCAD Pro.
Experience design freedom with a 3D workflow not limited by pre-defined parts or libraries components. Use intuitive push-pull direct modeling to sculpt your mass-model concept. Your model remains light and responsive, because it’s not over-loaded or over-constrained.
Visualise your design at every phase of the workflow with BricsCAD BIM. With a single click, you can start real-time rendering using Enscape, Twinmotion or Lumion and walk through your fully rendered model project.
In BricsCAD BIM, design decisions come first, and machine learning algorithms automate the laborious tasks of manipulating BIM data, documentation, and levels of detail.
2D and 3D
You can find a flexible, direct modeling tool and a professional CAD product in the same DWG platform. Design geometry can directly be converted to BIM elements.
A safe path to BIM for CAD users without the disruption of learning a traditional BIM system. Spending less on software and training while avoiding performance dips during transition lowers the barriers to entry.
BricsCAD BIM leverages the power of solid CAD modeling that supports flexible design, BIM, and the accuracy needed by engineers and manufacturers, opening the possibility of linking BIM with fabrication workflows in the BricsCAD Ultimate package.
The Bricsys Collective brings premier third-party application developers together to offer solutions for structural engineering and analysis, building mechanical systems, photoreal rendering and algorithmic design.
What's New in BricsCAD Pro
Top View Mode
BricsCAD BIM gives you the ultimate flexibility of modelling your designs with direct modelling or the brand-new Top View Mode, which gives you the familiar experience of modelling in a plan view.
HSPC Native Format Support
Leverage metadata, already present in your point clouds, for filtering scans by regions, scan positions and classification when importing via the Hexagon Smart Point Cloud format.
Super-charge your productivity by importing from the vast selection of families supplied by manufacturers and import vital information along with accurate geometry natively in BricsCAD BIM.
BCF Issue Creation
You can now create new BCF issues and have them uploaded to your favorite BCF cloud service immediately.
Stair Styles and Representation
Stairs in BricsCAD BIM now get an automatic and adapted 2D representation on sheets and the BIMSTAIR command panel has also been updated for improved user-friendliness
The BOM manager, previously only available in Mechanical, has been integrated in BricsCAD BIM to significantly increase quantity take-off capabilities
- Outline deviations between a point-cloud scan and a 3D model to compare how the as built structure deviates from the design.
- New IFC types for lighting fixtures and infrastructure to be more consistent with BuildingSmart requirements.
- The Project Browser now makes the creation and restructuring of sheets easier with drag-and-drop functionality, and typed plan specification. You can create new BOM, import and create new DWG files.
- Creation of 2D sheet layouts is now easier and more flexible with drag and drop, assigning typed plans on the fly, multiple views per sheet and additional controls on naming and sheet sizes.
- The Typed Plans editor has been redesigned to significantly improve user friendliness and reduce complexity.
QuickDraw and QuickWall
QUICKDRAW and QUICKWALL takes sketching into the 3D realm. You can create and modify 3D room layouts as easily as sketching out a 2D floor plan. Creating and editing rectangular and L-shaped rooms and buildings has never been so fast.
QUICKBUILDING supports iterative and generative design workflows, quickly transforming a solid massing model into a conceptual BIM model with slabs, walls, and spaces -- helping the designer to explore many design options in an early design phase.
Spaces and Zones
You have unlimited freedom to create Spaces and Zones, using a free-form Direct Modeling approach. Spaces can be simple or complex 3D volumes, or 2D abstractions. These methods deliver the freedom to specify building areas with full freedom.
Link with Grasshopper
There’s a live, two-way link between the BricsCAD BIM modeller and McNeel’s Rhinoceros/Grasshopper to bridge the gap between early-stage generative design and BIM, by translating geometric entities into BIM elements.
Auto-Classify Building Elements
BIMIFY examines the geometry of each solid in the model, then detects and automatically assigns IFC entity classifications. This automated classifier can save hours of work in the creation of a BIM.
Generate Spectacular Documentation
Create clear and accurate construction documentation in record time, using the automatic generation of sections, elevations, drawing views and sheet layouts. You can always customize them using the world’s best drafting and annotation tools. Change your BIM, and all associated drawing views will be regenerated automatically to stay in total synch with the model.
Scan to BIM
BricsCAD BIM is the best tool for modelling the existing conditions quickly and accurately. Industry-first performance, flexible modeling tools, and various automations support the efficient generation of smart BIM from scans.
BricsCAD Licensing Types
Buy your chosen version of BricsCAD, and the licence is yours to keep forever. Pair with BricsCAD Maintenance to gain access to updates, support, and more.
BricsCAD subscription plans offer users an annual, all-in-one package that gives them access to both the BricsCAD platform and all benefits of BricsCAD Maintenance. Pay a single annual fee and enjoy the best BricsCAD has to offer.
BricsCAD Maintenance is a cost-effective way to get the most out of your perpetual licenses. With just a small annual fee in addition to your one-time perpetual license cost, BricsCAD Maintenance will give you unlimited access to industry leading Priority Support, exciting product updates and major release versions.
An active maintenance agreement provides users with several added benefits including access to all major and minor updates, priority developer support response, access to proprietary plugins for ProjectWise and Vault, and much more.
If you wish to continue with these benefits, BricsCAD Maintenance can be renewed annually.
BricsCAD supports lots of common filetypes by default. Communicator for BricsCAD seamlessly imports even more geometry & PMI data from all major CAD applications. Communicator runs on all editions of BricsCAD except for BricsCAD Shape and BricsCAD Lite.
With Communicator on Windows, import ACIS, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA v4, CATIA v5/v6, Creo Elements / Pro Engineer, IGES, NX, Parasolid, Siemens, SolidWorks, STEP, VDA-FS, XCGM, Solid Edge, and STL.
With Communicator on Windows, export 3D PDF, ACIS, CATIA v4, CATIA v5, IGES, STEP, VDA-FS, and XCGM.
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- Windows 10, 11 (x64)
- Mac OSX 10.15 or higher
- Ubuntu 18.04 or higher
- openSUSE later than April 2018
- Fedora later than April 2018
Minimum Hardware Requirements
- Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or higher
- 8 GB RAM
- 1 GB for program files + 1 GB free space
- 1920 x 1080 with True Color
- Fast CPU with 4 physical cores and high STR (Single Thread performance Rating) score
- Fast SSD primary drive combined with a fast SATA as secondary drive
- 16 GB or more RAM