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BricsCAD BIM Module beta

BricsCAD BIM Module beta is a plug-in that adds Building Information Modeling functionality to BricsCAD based on standard technologies such as XML and .dwg.

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License Freeware
Version 13.1.1-3 beta for Windows (all versions)
Required application BricsCAD (Windows) Pro V13.2 (32-bit)
File size 33 MB
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BricsCAD BIM Module beta

Description

The BricsCAD BIM Module automatically generates user defined plans, sections, elevations and a detailed quantity-take-off from the 3D BIM models in the project. Generated drawings are 100% .dwg files.

Building Information Management software

The beta version of the BricsCAD BIM Module allows you to take advantage of advanced 3D modeling in your 2D environment. It's easy to quickly create complex 3D buildings and structures - just add and subtract volumes. Need to make changes to the BIM model? No problem - all relationships between walls, windows, slabs, roofs and openings are maintained automatically, and scale-dependent 2D drawings, quantities and cost estimates are instantly updated after a change. The BricsCAD BIM Module is based on industry-standard technology such as XML and .dwg and can be accessed and customized via its COM API.

  • Intelligent Parametric Modeling
    Connectivity and parameters allow you to make quick changes to the BIM model.
  • Open and Extensible
    All information can be read and modified by external applications.
  • Based on Industry Standards
    Uses .dwg for geometry and XML for attribute data.

Benefits

  • Native .dwg support
    The BricsCAD BIM Module offers native support for the industry-standard .dwg file format.
  • Solid Modeling
    The BricsCAD BIM Module uses the ACIS solid modeling engine to model the most complex building components, including those with doubly curved surfaces and extrusion profiles. Exact volume and surface quantities are instantly calculated, and accurate 2D sections and elevations are easily generated.
  • 3D Rooms
    In the BricsCAD BIM Module rooms are 3D forms that hold additional information such as room areas and volumes, room types and the measurement of floor, ceiling and wall surfaces. This information is particularly useful to quantify room finishes. Whereas normal forms typically describe building elements, a room can be thought of as a special form, which describes the space that is left over by its bounding forms. As with any form in the BIM Module, connectivity is maintained. This means that moving any one of the boundary forms will also force the room to update, hence dynamically modifying its measurements and parameters.
  • Project Management
    All materials, styles and other settings can be imported from a template project and further specified at the project level to be shared by all members of a design team. This enables you to make changes in all files of a project simultaneously and facilitates archiving and transferring project information.
  • Library Project database
    The Library Project database is delivered in Imperial and Metrics units.
  • Form Styles
    All building elements such as walls, windows and slabs are defined through a style that specifies their appearance, materials, cost and shape. This offers a top-down design approach, where all walls in the entire project are changed from simple to multiple walls by modifying the style definition.
  • Control Surfaces
    Control surfaces are complex 3D shapes that specify the position of walls, slabs, roofs and openings. Change a single control surface, and all building elements linked to it are updated automatically.
  • Frame Builder
    Complex doors and windows with inner and outer sills, bearings and panes can be created graphically. You can change the definition of the opening at any time - all doors or windows of that type update automatically.
  • Roof Builder
    Quickly create complex roofs with multiple slope angles, eaves and profiles. Once the roof has been created, its definition is saved for later use and can be modified at any time during the design process.
  • Stair Builder
    The built-in stair builder creates stairs from a walkline form, which defines the position, shape and height of the stair. All properties of the stair, such as the geometry, winders, stringers and materials, can be defined through a dialog box. If the height of the walkline form changes, the stairheight is adjusted accordingly when the 3D model is recalculated.
  • COM Interface
    All parts of the model are accessible to other applications via the Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) interface--information such as geometry, position and attributes can be read and modified via external applications
  • XML support
    All styles, materials and other attributes are now specified using XML (eXtensible Markup Language). This facilitates integration with other systems such as e-commerce applications and allows experienced users to make changes using a XML editor instead of a CAD program.
  • User Defined Tags
    Tags are user-definable pieces of information that can be attached to building elements. They identify a particular subset of the model or interface with other systems for cost estimation, construction scheduling and the like.
  • Buildings and Storeys
    In the BricsCAD BIM Module a project consists of one or more buildings; in turn each building consists of one or more storeys. Every entity in the 3D model belongs to one specific storey in a specific building. A storey defines a set of parameters such as thickness of the structural slab, thickness of the floor finishing layers, sill height, lintel height, ceiling height and the overall floor to floor height. Since the storey parameters are project-wide, forms can share the same style throughout the project, but still take on different heights depending on the storey and building to which they belong. The storey notion also allows you to move or copy existing forms from one storey to another.
  • Assemblies
    You can create complex buildings by combining different models into an assembly. Alternatively, you can define sub-assemblies, where parts of a building are excluded to simplify the representation or evaluate alternative configurations.
  • Drawing Representations
    Representation scripts are rules that define the appearance of layers, materials and styles in 2D engineering drawings, depending on scale or target audience. If you make a change to the 3D model, the entire set of drawings is automatically updated.
  • Door and Window Schedules
    You can attach tags to doors and windows that specify basic information such as left- or right-hanging door, dimensions and place in the building. A table that lists all the door and window properties can be generated and placed in the drawing or imported into other systems.
  • Cost Items and Cost Groups
    The BricsCAD BIM Module makes it easy to define cost-item unit prices, measurement units and pricing rules. By combining cost items into cost groups, you can automatically calculate prices of compound elements, such as a wall with two layers of brick, insulation and plaster.
  • Quantity take-off
    The BricsCAD BIM Module creates reports that list all building elements and their position, size, volume, surface area, perimeter, center of gravity and cost group. This list can be imported into a procurement application, a spreadsheet or database for further grouping and sorting.

Key features

  • Native .dwg support
  • 2D drawing generation
  • 3D rooms
  • Project management
  • Frame Builder
  • Roof Builder
  • Stair Builder

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BricsCAD BIM Module beta

BricsCAD BIM Module beta

Automatically generate user defined plans, sections, elevations and more.

Building & Storey dialog

Building & Storey dialog

A storey in a building defines a set of parameters, e.g. window height or floor-to-floor height, which can be used to define the dimensions of building components. Each storey parameter also defines a storey control surface.

Control Surface dialog

Control Surface dialog

Control surfaces define the position, shape or height of walls, floor slabs, roofs, frames, openings, etc.

Frame Builder dialog

Frame Builder dialog

The Frame Builder creates scripts that are kind of a recipe for a frame type. Windows and doors sharing the same script are updated simultaneously, although they can have different dimensions.

Roof Builder dialog

Roof Builder dialog

Create all kinds of roofs by assigning a slope angle or a profile to the edges of one or more open or closed polylines.

Stair Builder dialog

Stair Builder dialog

A walkline form defines the position, shape and height of a stair. All properties, such as the geometry, winders, stringers and materials, are defined through the Stair Builder dialog box.

Documentation

BIM Module Training Package

BIM Module Training Package Size: 17 MB

Content of the BIM Module Training Package
- Training guide
- Powerpoint Presentation
- Starter Exercise project

Publisher

Bricsys
Bellevue 5/201
Gent 9050
BELGIUM
http://www.bricsys.com
+32 (0)9 244 01 90
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