A.I.-Powered Building Information Modeling Software
One end-to-end BIM workflow for design, construction documentation, and manufactured building products
Design with Solids
Experience design freedom with a 3D workflow that is 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.
Quickdraw 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 and easy.
Create a BIM from a solid massing model
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 early in the design phase.
Create 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.
Bi-directional link with Grasshopper
There’s a live, two-way link between the BricsCAD BIM modeler and McNeel’s Rhinoceros®/Grasshopper to bridge the gap between early-stage generative design and BIM, by translating geometric entities into BIM elements.
Classify, replicate, automate
Leverage the power of A.I. tools to automatically convert your concept study models to fully-classified BIM models (LOD 200). Then, increase the LOD of your BIM continuously using the power of BricsCAD BIM’s A.I.-powered workflows.
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.
Auto-complete BIM data
AUTOMATCH will automatically match and complete BIM information across multiple entities, such as missing compositions, properties, and more. Add compositions to a wall, and AUTOMATCH will suggest adding that composition to every matching wall in the entire BIM.
Drive a consistent level of detail (LOD) across your entire BIM, automatically. Adjust a composition ply at a ceiling/wall juncture and replicate that change across the BIM, wherever you need it. You always have full control over the suggestions Propagate makes.
Detailing and quantification
Increase your model’s LOD by adding information and duplicating it in any or all matching instances across your BIM automatically. With high accuracy and consistent Level of Detail across the entire BIM, exact quantity takeoffs and Bills of Materials can be extracted, displayed, and exported.
Propagate 2D detail
The Propagate workflow can be used to replicate architectural and structural details across an entire BIM. Details can be automatically parameterized, then stored, managed., and used from the detail library. These custom components can be re-used across different stages of the design process and across multiple projects.
User Configurable Quantities
With BricsCAD BIM, you can create a custom quantity framework to meet your standards. Any BIM classification type can be assigned a custom quantity and you can choose how each quantity is calculated.
Any data – quantities, properties, etc. – can be extracted from drawings or the BIM project. These data can be placed in a generated table, or a linked .csv file. BricsCAD BIM also supports advanced filtering to extract just the properties that you want or need.
Did You Know?
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.
Deliver custom designs for Manufactured Building Products
The accuracy of BricsCAD BIM offers new horizons for manufacturers of building products. Custom components can be designed and shared as assemblies, for use within the BIM or on the shop floor for fabrication.
Manufacturers of building components can create production-ready assemblies in BricsCAD® Mechanical, then share their designs as libraries of components for use with BricsCAD BIM.
The Parametrize workflow lets you create intelligent, fully parametric building components in seconds, without the hassle of manual parameter and constraint assignment.
Parts and Assemblies
Manufacturers of building components can work in BricsCAD Mechanical or other mechanical design systems, then share their designs as libraries of components for BricsCAD BIM.
BricsCAD BIM supports building mechanical services in full 3D. The intuitive modeling tools let you create HVAC ducts and pipes as flow segments. These segments can be automatically connected via bends, T-connections, and automatic branching.
BricsCAD BIM supports global open standards to ensure smooth collaboration with everyone on the extended design/build team. Add Bricsys 24/7, our SaaS-based Common Data Enviroment (CDE), as the hub for model sharing and project communications.
IFC 4.0 and BCF
BricsCAD BIM’s underlying database is a direct, 1:1 mapping with the OpenBIM Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) 4.0 schema. We support open standards across the product, like the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) for display and resolution of design issues.
Import directly from Trimble Sketchup
When you import SKP files into BricsCAD Shape, they are automatically stitched into solids. BricsCAD Shape supports the latest versions of SKP files for import.
Import your RVT projects straight into BricsCAD importing all the geometry, enabling easy collaboration with teams using Revit®.
Download, view, and edit natively in BricsCAD, while keeping full track of DWG and XREF history. BricsCAD’s built-in Bricsys 24/7 panel gives you instant access to drawings and ensures you always have the latest version of a tracked file.
See who's working on which file
Avoid conflicted files with check-in / check-out
Always work on the latest version
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