BricsCAD® (Mac) V17 installs and runs independently from previous BricsCAD versions.
BricsCAD (Mac) comes in a 64 BIT version, supported on Mac OSX 10.8 or newer.
BricsCAD (Mac) is a complete BricsCAD version, with a full set of features. As a rule of thumb, BricsCAD (Mac) has the same set of features as BricsCAD (Linux).
A few Windows specific features will not become available on Mac or Linux, for instance the COM API.
See the BricsCAD comparison sheet on our website for more.
Pro or Platinum license is required for rendering, 3D modeling and Drawing Views.
Platinum license is required for creation of 3D Constraints, Mechanical Assembly design, Deformable Modeling.
BIM design requires a separate Bim license and a BricsCAD Platinum license.
Sheet Metal design requires a separate Sheet Metal license and a BricsCAD Platinum license.
Communicator V17 is not yet available. We expect to publish it soon. BricsCAD V17 is not compatible with Communicator V16, an upgrade to Communicator V17 will be required.
DMANGLE3D Cone half-angle constraint has been introduced.
DMDISTANCE3D Specific measuring modes for cylinders, circles, and spheres have been introduced. Distance can be specified between boundaries (nearest points), central points or axes of the corresponding geometries.
AIDIMPREC command Sets the precision of a dimension (DIMDEC). SR70096
ANIPATH command Records the animation of a camera moving along a path or panning in a 3D model and saves it to a movie file.
Allows to set resolution, frame rate, duration, and output format: AVI, MPG, WMV.
AIDIMFLIPARROW command Flips individual arrows of a dimension.
BMAUTOUPDATE system variable controls whether locally stored copies of external components are reloaded automatically on opening the assembly document.
BMINSERT command has been significantly reworked to support insertion of local components, sheet metal form features, and arrange inserted items in linear arrays.
BMUPDATEMODE system variable defines if external assembly components are reloaded only in case they are modified (faster) or unconditionally (slower, but repairs assembly structure).
COMPONENT-BASED FEATURES In case component definition file contains 3D solids on BC_UNITE, BC_SUBTRACT layers these solids are united and
subtracted from target 3D solid upon component insertion. "Insert as" property of the the component definition allows to
specify whether the component is inserted as local or external one.
COMPONENT MATERIALS Support for materials with physical properties has been added. It is possible to assign built-in or user-defined materials to components.
BMMASSPROP command now takes into account the density of materials assigned to components.
Bill Of Materials table (BMBOM command) can be configured to include the Material column.
The group "Density" is removed from the component properties and is not taken into account in BMMASSPROP command, materials are to be used to define density.
VIEWSECTION command now uses material-defined hatch patterns for mechanical components and assemblies.
Component parameters can now be modified during insertion ('Edit' mode in BMINSERT).
Visibility of a particular component insert parameter is controlled by the Exposed property of the parameter.
Units can be assigned or automatically derived for the exposed component parameters.
Parameter units are used for the correct conversion of values assigned to the component insert parameters at assembly level.
TOOLPALETTES now support components insertion.
Files listed in the Folders tab of the Drawing Explorer can be added to the current toolpalette as components using the right-click menu.
IFC2x3 Coordination View V2.0
BricsCAD BIM V17 is certified for IFC Export, IFC2x3 Coordination View V2.0.
The list of BIM element types is extended with these types:
Covering, CurtainWall, FlowTerminal, Footing, FurnishingElement, Member, Pile, Railing, Ramp, RampFlight, Roof, Site, Stair, StairFlight.
BIMCLASSIFY is extended with an option 'Other' to classify entities as one of these BIM types.
BIM elements carry all properties defined by the IFC2x3 Coordination View CV2.0. These properties are accessible in the Properties Panel.
SITE, BUILDING and STORY
A dwg file contains one site and multiple buildings. A building contains multiple stories.
BIM elements have a 'building' and a 'story' property that can be set.
BIMSPATIALLOCATIONS open the Buildings & Stories manager. This explorer allows to create and edit site, buildings and stories.
STRUCTURE panel allows to examine the BIM model. By default, the structure of building elements is organized by spatial containment.
Building elements are grouped first by Building, then by Story, then by BIM type, then by composition.
This organization can be fully configured: any property, including all abovementioned ifc properties, can be used as a grouping or sorting rule.
BIMROOM command offers two ways to create a room.
Click a point inside the room area. Dynamic UCS defines the bottom plane of the room. In this plane, an area enclosed by walls is found and a room mark is placed.
The room mark is a block consisting of a hatch and attributes for name, number and area.
Select 3d solid. The 3d room is entirely defined by the solid.
Rooms created by clicking a point, keep the relationship with their bounding walls. There are two ways such rooms can be updated after changes to the model:
BIMUPDATEROOM. The room finding algorithm is executed to redefine the room. If new walls were created, they are detected.
BIMAUTOUPDATEROOM. When this setting is switched on, rooms will be automatically updated when their bounding walls are modified. New walls will not be detected.
A Room corresponds to an IfcSpace, and has all properties as defined in IFC2x3 CV2.0
Additionnally, when the room was defined by clicking a point within an area bounded by walls, a room will report the finish materials of the bounding walls, which is the material used by the composition ply which is facing the room. These finishes are also available for DATAEXTRACTION.
DATAEXTRACTION has been extended to process all BIM elements, including windows, doors, rooms. All the abovementioned properties can be selected to extract.
Window or Door classification can be done on a window or door definition dwg file.
After selecting the option 'window' or 'door' in BIMCLASSIFY, press Enter to select nothing, then the drawing is classified.
The properties panel allows to edit the drawing's Window or Door properties when nothing in the drawing is selected.
DISPLAY COMPOSITION Every building element has a property called 'Display Composition'.
When switched on, the 3d solid is displayed showing its composition, such that ply faces can be separately selected for modeling.
DETAIL section: the BIMSECTION command is extended with an option 'Detail'.
By default a section with Volume state is created when using the Detail option.
The command prompts for 3 corner points of the volume box, using Dynamic UCS to define the base plane of the box, which will be the section plane.
When an existing BimSection is hovered, starting BIMSECTION from the Quad allows to create a detail section box based in the same plane as the hovered BimSection.
PLACEVIEW command allows to drag a 3D view from the Content Browser and drop it on the paperspace of a section result drawing.
STRUCTURE panel lists sections separately and grouped by type: Section, Plan, Elevation or Detail.
CLIP DISPLAY: a BimSection now displays hatch patterns from compositions live on the 3d model when its 'clip display' property is active.
CONTENT BROWSER Similar to the Folders tab in the Drawing Explorer, the Content Browser offers a tree-view of drawings contained in user-selected folders, in permanently available dockable panel. In this initial version, the first
drawing content that is listed concerns model space views, so they can be drag-and-dropped into the current drawing, which in turn activates the new Placeview command. In the future, more drawing content like blocks and dimension styles, will
become listed so it can be drag-and-dropped into drawings.
DIMENSION STYLE FAMILIES
A dimension style family consists of a parent style and one or more child styles.
They are handy to apply subtle differentiations from a parent style depending on the type of dimension: linear, angular, diameter, radius, ordinate, leader.
It is no longer necessary to switch between different dimension styles depending on the entity type being dimensioned, instead it suffices to
set a single parent style active, and depending on the entity type being dimensioned, the desired child style overrides will be applied.
To create a child style, right-click the parent style in the Dimension Styles explorer and select the 'New child style' option in the popup-menu.
DIMENSION STYLE COMPARISON The new Editor panel in the Dimension Styles explorer shows a comparison table of dimension styles selected in the Detail View list.
It is possible to display only those settings that are different.
Editing of values can be done directly in the comparison table.
DIMENSION SUB UNITS
To enable the display of dimension distances less than one unit in sub units, the 'Suppress Leading Zeroes' flag must be activated (DIMZIN).
Sub-unit suffix is added to the dimension value in case the sub unit is used. For example, enter 'cm' for 0.96 m to display as 96 cm.
Sub-units factor sets the number of sub units to a unit. It is used to calculate the dimension distance in a sub unit when the distance is less than one unit. For example, enter 100 if the suffix is m and the sub-unit suffix is to display in cm.
DMEXTRUDEMODE system variable has been introduced to control Boolean operations for the DMEXTRUDE 'Auto' command option.
The first bit of this bit flag variable specifies whether the new volume should be united with the parent 3d solid or used to create a new 3d solid.
The second bit specifies whether the new volume created using Auto mode should be united with or subtracted from the intersected 3d solids.
DMSELECT Added option Primitive/EdgeNetwork which for given input edge finds adjacent edge which have similar convexity.
Enhanced option Primitive/Loop, now it can select the border for the selected set of faces.
Added the possibility to select G1- or G2-connected faces.
DMTWIST command modifies a 3D solid, surface or region by twisting its portion around a given axis by a certain angle.
DMAUDIT command replaces DMREPAIR. Validates 3D solid and surface geometry. The former DMREPAIR command structure and the clarity of reported issues has been improved.
ERASE command now accepts edges and faces of 3d solids and surfaces (to erase a hole in a surface, one should select all its edges). Delete key can be used to delete 3d solid sub-entities. DMDELETE command becomes obsolete.
-ETRANSMIT command S commandline version of the ETRANSMIT command has been implemented: -ETRANSMIT.
The command has been extended to include additional files required for BIM and Mechanical assembly modeling. SR51945SR61501
EXTRUDE, LOFT, SWEEP, REVOLVE Surface entities can now be created from open and closed curves.
GET STARTED When starting up BricsCAD, by default the Get Started dialog is displayed.
Online tutorials are directly accessible from the Get Started dialog, as well as an overview of the release notes of the installed version.
The Get Started dialog promotes an approach in which user profiles are used to set the desired workspace as well as any other desired setting.
The 'OnSwitch' list of commands executed upon switching between workspaces has been emptied.
This was done because it was felt that modification of base template and other system settings preferably is done by switching profiles, not as a side-effect of switching workspaces.
The Get Started dialog makes it a breeze to create, select and switch between user profiles.
AUTOVPFITTING system variable controls auto-fitting and -resizing of the viewport border of generated drawing views. SR68293SR70007
Derived views are moved along automatically in case the parent view is moved.
GENERATEASSOCVIEWS system variable controls if VIEWBASE, VIEWSECTION, VIEWDETAIL, BIMSECTION commands produce 2D drawings and views persistently associated with a source 3D model.
Upon changes to the 3D model, associative dimensions attached to these
views will be updated automatically or in course of BIMSECTIONUPDATE and VIEWUPDATE commands. SR69167SR69508
PROPERTIES BAR now shows additional properties when a generated view is selected.
VIEWBASE, VIEWEDIT new Select option allows including or excluding objects from the selection set of the base drafting view. SR70190
VIEWEDIT Depth option specifies the sectioning depth for sectioned views. Anchor option controls generated view center fixation in the paper space. SR61926
VIEWDETAIL Boundary Type option allows choosing between rectangular or circular boundary for the detail view. Model Edge option specifies cutout line, border and leader properties. SR63869
VIEWSECTION Aligned option allows choosing alternative projection type for the sections created by polylines.
LAYERS PANEL Dockable panel to manage layers and layer settings. This panel is permanently available, as opposed to the Layer section of the Drawing Explorer.
The column position, width and display On/Off is fully customizable. SR22908SR28000SR28574SR28862SR33832SR35053SR44623SR45962SR46011SR65009SR68043SR71616
LAYERSPANELOPEN, LAYERSPANELCLOSE commands Open and close the dockable Layers panel.
MATERIALMAP command Controls and adjusts how rendering textures are mapped around base-shapes: plane, box, cylinder and sphere.
Offers easy-to-use manipulator gizmo to control texture origin, rotation and scale.
MATCHPERSPECTIVE commandAllows to match the current model space view with a background image, by selecting 3 or more matching point pairs.
constraint arguments are shown in the tree with their properties and can be selected.
particular arguments can be removed from rigid set or added to it from the current selection set.
PLACEVIEW command Places a model view selected from a source drawing into a paper space layout of the current drawing. To achieve this
the source drawing is inserted as an Xref drawing in the model space of the current drawing, on a layer with the same name as the source drawing
a paper space viewport is added looking onto the xref according to a newly added view that matches the source view.
in this new viewport, only the layers of the xref are set visible, so the view is not disturbed by other drawing content.
if the current drawing belongs to a sheetset, a matching sheetset view is created and a view label block is added.
PRINT AS PDF The new 'Print As PDF' built-in printer driver allows direct printing to PDF.
Settings are stored in the 'Print as PDF.pc3' configuration file.
PROMPTOPTIONFORMAT system variable controls how command options are displayed on the commandline.
This option was added to offer more flexibility for localized versions.
The options in the promptmenu and on the commandline are now generated from the same source (an initget string).
An option in the promptmenu shows a description, when you click it, a keyword (that may be different) is sent to the command line.
PROMPTOPTIONFORMAT controls how description and keyword are combined in the prompt on the commandline.
The preference may be to keep the commandline as compact as possible, or as clear as possible at the expense of extra length.
PROMPTOPTIONTRANSLATEKEYWORDS system variable Controls whether translations of command option keywords are loaded or not.
If disabled, the local keyword will be a copy of the global (English) keyword.
As a result global shortcuts can be used without underscore.
RESETBLOCK command Resets dynamic blocks to default values. SR68153
PROPERTIES PANEL Geometry properties were added for surfaces: “Watertight”, “Loops”, “Holes”, “Lumps” and “Faces”.
-RENAME command Allows wild-card renaming of layers, blocks and other drawing content.
SHEET METAL DESIGN
Form features were introduced as a new kind of sheet metal features, corresponding to the result of application of a forming tool to a sheet.
Form features can be recognized in imported geometry or inserted from built-in or user-defined libraries.
Form features can be edited directly and parametrically.
Form features are listed in Mechanical browser with their parameters.
Parameters of form features are also displayed and can be edited in Properties bar upon selection of one or several faces of one or several form features.
A library of parametrized sheet metal form features has been added. It is available from the Form Features tab of the Tool Palletes panel. The library contains most commonly used form feature types including Bridge, Louver and Emboss. To insert a form
feature to a sheet metal 3D solid drag the form feature icon to a flange of the solid.
SMFORM: command converts a selected set of faces to form features. A drawing file with a user-defined form feature can be saved and then used with the BMINSERT command to insert the form feature.
SMFORMFEATUREUNFOLDMODE: system variable controls an appearance of the form features in 2D and 3D unfolded model representations.
SMCONVERT: recognition of form features in imported geometry has been added.
SMREPLACE: command allows replacing form features (including recognized ones) in sheet metal parts with form features from built-in or user library
A sheet metal feature can be switched to a Disabled state to enable the direct and parametric editing of the feature geometry.
A sheet metal component now has predefined variable _SM_THICKNESS as a component parameter available for editing upon and after insertion with BMINSERT command.
LOFTED BENDS feature validation has been added.
SMBENDLINEEXTENTVALUE, SMBENDLINEEXTENTVALUE system variables controlling bend line properties.
SMFLANGEBEND command allows to bend an existing flange along a line, obeying k-factor for given bend radius.
SMKFACTOR system variable defines default K-factor.
SMREPAIR command takes the functionality of SMRETHICKEN; the latter is removed. Added the possibility to repair a wrong bend, converting it into a regular bend.
SMRELIEFSWITCH command has been extended with new options for bend reliefs: "Switch to Smooth", "Switch to Round" and "Switch to Rip".
SMSELECT command selects hard edges, same and similar form features; this command appears in section "Select" of the Quad menu.
SMUNFOLD, SMEXPORTOSM information about Component Materials is added to output .dxf and .osm files.
SPLINEDIT command Performs edit operations on splines, such as Reverse, Convert to Polyline, Edit vertex, Join and Close.
SR20970 SR47013 SR51163SR64144SR64472
STRUCTURE The dockable STRUCTURE panel displays a structured tree view of the drawing content.
This structured view is fully configurable and configurations can easily be saved and recalled.
The configuration files by default are stored in the Support folder and have file extension ".cst".
Entities selected in the structure tree can optionally be simultaneously higlighted and selected in the drawing,
and vice versa, when selecting entities in the drawing they optionally can become selected and highlighted in the structure tree.
TABBED DOCKABLE PANELS
Multiple dockable panels can share the same panel space now, each docked panel getting its own tab.
To dock a panel, drag it by its caption ( = title bar ) over another panel, and drop the panel on the central area of the 5 offered drop locations.
To dock the panel beside, above or under an existing panel, drop it on the corresponding drop location.
Following panels can be docked:
Command Bar, Compositions (Bim), Content Browser, Layers, Mechanical Browser, Properties Bar, Render Materials, Ribbon, Sheet Sets, Structure, Tool Palettes
TOOLBARS Visual Styles and MultiLeader Styles toolbar combo controls were added. SR42586SR66268SR45834SR46682SR67123
TOOLPALETTES Implemented the TPNAVIGATE command. ToolPalette Groups are now shown in the toolpalettes context menu.SR68204
XEDGES command Creates LINE, CIRCLE, and ARC entities from the edges of 3D solids, surfaces and regions.
XREFOVERRIDE system variableControls display properties like color, linetype, lineweight, transparency and plot style of entities on referenced layers. SR69479SR69961
ZINTERSECTION SNAP This new 3d snap mode allows to snap to the intersection of edges and tracking lines with faces.
Keywords 'zint' and '_zint' can be used to override the current snapping mode.
Line, circle, arc, xline and ray entities can now be arguments of 3d constraints
If constraint of the same type already exists on the selected entities, the new constraint is created with “Disabled” flag set.
APPLICATION LOAD DIALOG the APPLOAD dialog has been completely reworked.
Supports not only .BRX and .TX, but also .LSP
ARRAYEDITEXT Various improvements and fixes for editing arrays from the QUAD.
ACIS Upgraded to Acis 2017 1.0 (R27).
BMEXTERNALIZE, BMLOCALIZE, BMREPLACE preserve features and constraints attached to components in an extended number of cases.
BMEXTERNALIZE command now resolves file name conflicts when using the 'automatic mode' option.
BMREPLACE Similar inserts option has been added to control if the all similar inserts are replaced or only the selected one.
ETRANSMIT now includes mechanical components (.dwg files attached using the BMINSERT command) in the set of transmitted files.
MECHANICAL BROWSER now marks components whose recalculation failed for any reason with red color.
ASSOCIATIVE ENTITIES During cloning, empty or invalid associations are skipped now, instead of copying them and making the drawing heavier to handle. SR70922
ATTRIBUTES Added option to convert single-line attribute definition to multi-line via property panel. SR69109
ATTRIBUTE DIALOGS Improved appearance of ATTDEF, EATTEDIT and BATTMAN dialogs. SR67167
BIMSECTION creation has been simplified: dynamic ucs defines the section plane, default looking direction is towards -Z, which is into the entity under the cursor, or downwards for a plan section.
One click confirms the section plane orientation. The bimsection is created at the cursor, set to 'clip display' and moves along with the cursor, a second click specifies the position.
WINDOWS and DOORS
Many improvements are made to the update capability of windows and doors, especially in cases of adjacent windows and doors.
BIMWINDOWUPDATE can now (re)create the opening link between an already inserted window or door and an existing 3d solid. The command automatically finds the 3d solid in the drawing which meets the requirements to create and link the opening, without moving the window or door.
Window parameters can be made visible or invisible on the insert by setting the Exposed property of the parametre in the definition.
BIMINSERT performs boolean union for the target 3d solid and all solids from BIM_UNITE/BC_UNITE layers of the component definition file. All other solids are subtracted from the target 3d solid.
In basic cases, BIMINSERT now produces a valid link between a window and a curved wall. SR63501
when extending a 3d solid with BIMDRAG, it automatically subtracts from any other 3d solid it intersects with.
now accepts a BIMSECTION as input. The bimsection is dragged along the normal of the section plane.
COMPONENT MATERIALS Materials can now be assigned to all instances of a local component or standard part. SR71966
DATAEXTRACTIONSelected property rows can now be moved to a new position using Up/Down buttons.
DIMENSIONS Added support of DIMTXTDIRECTION variable in properties panel and "Dimension styles" panel of drawing explorer SR67463
DIMTEDIT Now accepts preselected entities if there is only one entity in the preselection. If more than one or none in the preselection, the command asks to select an entity.
DMMOVE The command produces more expected result when applied to linear edges: the adjacent planar faces are rotated, rather than translated with the edges.
DMRECOGNIZE Design intent options do not influence anymore the results of parametric components recalculation.
DMSTITCH Tolerance is no longer preserved between subsequent command runs.
DMTHICKEN command extended to allow creation of tube-like 3D solid from wireframe entities such as curves and polylines.
DRAWING EXPLORER Option to hide or show xref symbols now applies to all symbol tables instead of to layers only.
Added Copy/Paste/Cut functionality for MLeader Styles, MLine Styles and Layer Filters. SR42353
DYNAMIC UCS Dynamic UCS behavior on curved surfaces has been improved.
EXPORTPDF Export to PDF has been moved out of the EXPORT command to a dedicated command EXPORTPDF.
FILLET A corner (radius = 0) is applied between selected entities when pressing the SHIFT key while selecting the second entitySR44271
FLATSHOT and SECTIONPLANETOBLOCK the combo box which offered some preset orientations for inserting the result block has been removed. Instead Dynamic UCS is available now to easily control the desired orientation during insertion.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION DIALOG A fast filter-as-you-type control has been added to search the list of Coordinate Reference Systems.SR70278
IMAGEATTACH Multiple selection of images from a single folder is supported now so multiple images can be attached in one go. This is especially useful for images with geo-information attached. SR69946
IMAGEATTACH Support for relative and absolute paths in commandline version. SR69946
INTERFERE Command has been extended to support block references and nested selection of 3d solids inside blocks. SR67592
LAYER FILTERS When opening a drawing containing an excessive number of layer filters (more than 250), a warning dialog is displayed, offering to remove the filters: they can cause performance penalties.
Performance of opening drawings with many layer filters has been improved. SR69632
LAYERS PANEL Added support to "Indicate Layers in Use'.
LAYERS SEARCH CONTROL The Search controls in the Layer Explorer and Layers Panel were made faster and easier to use: they now filter in real time
as the filter string is entered, without requiring any wild-card syntax or pressing an activation button. For more complex filtering, including wild-card support, Layer Filters are available.
LOCALIZATION Improved localization for Hebrew menu files SR67224
MASSPROPACCURACY Similar to other accuracy settings, the mass property accuracy is now stored as an integer value which defines the number of decimal places (range 2-12) instead of being stored as a double precision value (range 0.01-0.000000000001)
Introduced columns to indicate the render material definition type (regular dwg or RedWay) and the download status. Double-click the material's download icon to start downloading.
Introduced a menu option to convert a RedWay material defintion to a regular dwg definition.
Introduced a preview object size control.
Each material now has a Projection Type setting: planar, box, cylinder, sphere.
The Width and Height scale values are interpreted differently depending on the projection type.
For cylindrical projection, the Width value sets the number of cylinder rounds covered by one full texture image width, while the Height value defines how many drawing units correspond width the full image height.
For spherical projection, the Width value sets the number of sphere rounds covered by one full texture image width, while the Height value sets the number of sphere rounds covered by one full image height.
MATERIAL BROWSER PANEL
Double-click a material in the list of drawing materials to open the Materials Explorer and edit the settings of the clicked material.
Materials can now be drag-and-dropped from the Library materials list to the Drawing materials list.
If the drawing already contained a material with the same name, drop the library material on the name field of the drawing material to overwrite it.
Improvements for IME input in MTEXT entities
Added a modal multiline text editor used when MTEXTED variable is set to "OldEditor" (e.g. useful for native IME input).
Fixed usage of an external editor for MTEXT command specified in MTEXTED to allow IME input by means of an external editor.
Further work is ongoing to fix direct IME input during in-place mtext editing.
-PAN command Now uses "classic PAN" style operation. "-P" was set as the default abbreviation. SR71941
POLYSOLID Support snap to itself during creation. SR66842
POLYSOLID When the next point entered for a polysolid base is equal to the starting point, the polysolid base is automatically considered closed.
PROPERTIES PANEL Enabled selection of read-only properties by clicking on property name (for clipboard copy). SR33997
PROPERTIES PANEL Allow read-only properties be highlighted in order for the user to have a visual cue their value can be copied to the clipboard. SR68790
PROPERTIES PANEL Improved iterating through vertices for 2D and 3D polylines. SR68907
QUADDISPLAY F12 now preserves the previous QUADDISPLAY value while toggling its state.SR70976
REFEDITMade error prompt clearer when user tries to save during ref-editing. SR71123
SHEET METAL DESIGN
Added categories for sheet metal model properties in Mechanical Browser and Settings.
Feature validation: enhanced check of smoothly-connected thickness faces.
SMCONVERT: more types of wrong bend features can be recognized. Bends which have coincident faces geometry nearby are detected as WrongBend features.
SMEXPORTOSM: now it is possible to create .osm files in case of bends adjacent to lofted bends.
SMFLANGEEDGE: relief creation has been improved.
SMJUNCTIONCREATE: added support of "Entire model" and 3d solids as an input.
SMLOFT: introduced option 'Auto' for fillet radius, a body with minimal possible fillet radius for a given thicken type is created.
SMRELIEFCREATE: the option is added, which allows forced creation of a bend relief.
SMRELIEFSWITCH: the "auto" value of the corner relief extension now means "Keep the extension, which is set in the feature" .
SMREPAIR: instead of old settings prompt "Enable lofted bend repair" now there is "Merge lofted bends", improved support of adjacent lofted bends.
Added automatic repair of coincident faces cases for WrongBend features.
Now it is possible to work on a sheet metal feature, of which the side consists of several not linked faces.
SMREPAIR, BMINSERT: the commands are added to the Sheet Metal section of the Quad menu.
SMUNFOLD: added a warning message about torn lofted bends.
SMCONVERT: cylindrical lofted bodies are recognized as lofted bends. SR69997
Paperspace viewports Added support for snapping to the Geometric Center (GCE) of rectangular and polygonal viewports, both clipped and non-clipped.
Paperspace viewports Added support for Center snapping (CEN) to circular and elliptical viewports.
Ribbon Added GCE snap to the "Home->Entity Snaps" ribbon panel.
SPLINE Implemented UNDO option in SPLINE command SR67940
SUBENTITY HIGLIGHTING Fixed usage of control as a modifier for entity highlighting. For instance, when hovering over a polyline while control is being pressed, the current polyline segment will be highlighted. In the quad polyline segment tools will appear, for instance Add Vertex. SR72864
SUBTRACT, INTERSECT Now support combining of 3d solids with surfaces or regions.
TABLES Delimiter for .csv files can be selected from combo box now.
USER FILES User files were moved from "~/Library/Preferences" to "~/Library/Application Support", which is a more conform location for user data. The V16 location was "~/Library/Preferences/Bricsys/BricsCAD/V16x64/en_US/". The V17 location is "~/Library/Application Support/Bricsys/BricsCAD/V17x64/en_US/".
VIEW BACKGROUND Made dialog more user-friendly.
VIEWEDIT Hidden lines settings and scale are propagated from the parent view to section and detail views.
VIEWSECTION, VIEWDETAIL Additional step added to enable view properties editing before the command is completed.
Drag MTEXT Fixed crash when moving large chunks of mtext. SRSR71738, SR72031
MATERIALS EXPLORER BricsCAD crashed when trying to open the materials explorer. SR72538, SR72657
PRINT SCALE CALIBRATION Setting the scale calibration in Plotter Configuration Editor had no effect. SR70809
Text boxes Values entered in some text boxes were not obeyed (e.g. text boxes in Print and Hatch dialogs). SR50080, SR64180, SR67293, SR67956, SR68149, SR68598, SR69871, SR71238
Plotstyle table Plotstyle table customization for print, print preview or export/publish to PDF did not work on mac SR70502
implemented COM methods for Linux + OSX (IAcadTable): GetMinimumColumnWidth, GetMinimumRowHeight, GetColumnWidth, SetColumnWidth,
implemented COM properties for Linux + OSX (IAcadTable): ColumnWidth, RowHeight