Design

Create any shape easily using BricsCAD’s powerful 3D Direct Modeler. Free from the limitations of history-based systems, BricsCAD’s Direct Modeler treats native and imported geometry the same way.

“If you’re an engineer who is used to working in 2D, it is much easier to start working in 3D with BricsCAD than with any other tool, because you can just follow the same intuitive pattern.”
logo-prototyp Hristo Guentchev, Managing Director at Prototyp
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Create or edit complex hierarchies of parts and subassemblies
using the full power of direct modeling

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Design parts and components
Start with a 2D sketch, then extrude, revolve or sweep it to create a 3D solid. You can also use built-in 3D primitives to specify the initial shape of your part. Then add more details using extrusions, fillets, chamfers or Boolean operations. You can also import 3D solids and edit them as native components, using the full power of direct modeling.
Bottom-up and top-down Assembly Design
Create parametric parts using constraints

3D parametrize and constraints

The PARAMETRIZE A.I. workflow turns parts into smart, parameter-driven components in seconds. Build constraint systems, drive parts formulaically, build table-driven components and change component parameters in the BricsCAD Properties Panel.

Copy features

Copy features

Model features once and use them many times with powerful tools that copy existing features in 3D solids – such as holes, ribs, pockets.

Hole library

Hole feature library

BricsCAD contains a library of standard hole features – you can easily insert holes into your parts via drag and drop actions.

Parametric standard parts

Parametric Standard Parts

BricsCAD Mechanical contains a library of 30,000 standard mechanical components of 800+ different types, all with customizable parameters.

Assembly

Assembly Joints, Kinematic Analysis and Animation

Use 3D constraints to assemble joints in an assembly. Remaining degrees of freedom can be used to analyze the kinematics of the mechanism. You can create complex 3D animations controlled by these parametric relationships.

Materials and mass properties

Materials and Mass Properties

Assign materials to parts of your assemblies, and BricsCAD will compute weight, center of gravity, main inertia axes, etc.

Interactive bill of materials

Bill of Materials

Interactively and automatically create a top-level BOM, a parts list, or a hierarchical table from your assemblies. Customize the BOM as you want and link it to your assembly using automatically-created balloon tags.

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Animated Exploded Views with Trailing Lines

BricsCAD Mechanical can create multi-axis exploded views, automatically disassembling complex assemblies and adding trailing lines, in just one click. You can easily annotate and animate the assemblies for technical manuals and documentation.

3D parametrize and constraints

Create parametric parts using constraints

The PARAMETRIZE A.I. workflow turns parts into smart, parameter-driven components in seconds. Build constraint systems, drive parts formulaically, build table-driven components and change component parameters in the BricsCAD Properties Panel.

Copy features

Hole feature library

Parametric Standard Parts

Assembly Joints, Kinematic Analysis and Animation

Materials and Mass Properties

Bill of Materials

Animated Exploded Views with Trailing Lines

Detailing

The best, most familiar workflow for turning your mechanical designs into production drawings.

drawing-views

Drawing views

Automatically create drawing views of your 3D parts and assemblies. Detail views easily with dimensions, annotations, etc. If your 3D model changes, generated drawing views are updated automatically.

Base views

Projected views

Section views

Detail views

BOM table

Balloons

Section views

Section views

You can create section views of 3D part and assemblies. Section planes can be defined by a line drawn on a base view, or you can create more complex sections: half sections, offset sections and aligned section views.

Detail views

Detail views

BricsCAD Mechanical allows you to automatically create detail views from any existing view in your drawing layout.

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Fast generation of draft quality drawings

Speed drawing layout using fast, draft-quality views. Then, using multi-core CPUs, create precise views in record time. BricsCAD Mechanical is responsive to your inputs during background drawing generation.

Automated Drawing Generation

Automated Drawing Generation

Experience a familiar workflow for the creation of drawing layouts. Change a single part or the entire assembly, and all 2D drawing views are automatically updated.

BOM

Bill of Materials Table

The BOM panel lets you manage multiple BOM tables in your drawings. You can format each column individually, set up equations, sort tables, and more.

Balloons

Balloons

BricsCAD Mechanical creates associative balloons for each component in an assembly, and manages the display of those tags in all automatically generated 2D view.

Section views

Section views

You can create section views of 3D part and assemblies. Section planes can be defined by a line drawn on a base view, or you can create more complex sections: half sections, offset sections and aligned section views.

Detail views

Fast generation of draft quality drawings

Automated Drawing Generation

Bill of Materials Table

Balloons

Exchange

Import data from popular MCAD formats, such as Solidworks®, Inventor®, and Creo.

Import & export all types of files with BricsCAD

By default available in BricsCAD:

DWG/DXF/DWT

IFC

Sketchup (import)

ACIS SAT

Images (TIFF, JPEG, etc.)

PDF

Communicator for BricsCAD®

A BricsCAD add-on to seamlessly import 3D geometry & PMI data from all major CAD applications.

Import & export other file formats for:

Parasolid

Inventor®

SOLIDWORKS®

Catia™

STEP

Siemens NX

Creo

IGES

and more...

*Communicator for BricsCAD is an extra-cost module that works with BricsCAD, BIM, Mechanical and Ultimate