New in BricsCAD® V24

Our latest release adds to and improves the tools and features you love, as well as new functionality and UI to supercharge your productivity.

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Interface and user experience

Ribbon - visual and performance enhancements

Pro / Lite

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Ribbon - visual and performance enhancements

The BricsCAD V24 command RIBBON is based on our new UI framework, and includes a general ribbon tool size setting to make the Ribbon easier to use on 4K screens.

LookFrom

Pro / Lite

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LookFrom

The LookFrom widget is updated in V24, and it offers a more dynamic way to change the view when working in Model space.

Start Page

Pro / Lite

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Start Page

BricsCAD's new Start Page offers direct template selection and the option to pin recently used documents so they remain at the top of the list.

In product Tutorials

Pro / Lite

NEW

In product Tutorials

BricsCAD now includes a new series of in-product tutorials to help users learn about the unique and powerful features of our newest V24 Release.

ExpressTools - references to on-line Help system

Pro / Lite

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ExpressTools - references to on-line Help system

The ExpressTools now link directly to the BricsCAD on-line Help System in V24.

Updated User Interface

Civil & Surveying

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Updated User Interface

TIN Surface and GIS workflows are easier to use and faster to learn with the help of new dialog boxes and an improved user interface.

Smart AI-driven tools

TABLEs: SmartCell copy

Pro / Lite

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TABLEs: SmartCell copy

BricsCAD V24 includes new SmartCell Copy functionality to simplify the creation and editing of data tables in your drawings.

COPYGUIDED3D

Pro / Lite

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COPYGUIDED3D

COPYGUIDED3D now works with defined constraints to better manage the placement and manipulation of detail entities.

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AIAssist - more dynamic command suggestions / recommendations

Pro / Lite

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AI Assist - more dynamic command suggestions

We have improved the next command suggestion algorithm in the AI Assist ribbon to make smarter choices, based on all of your inputs to BricsCAD.

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Parametric Blocks / PBLOCKASSIST - multiple improvements

Pro / Lite

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Parametric Blocks / PBLOCKASSIST - multiple improvements

In V24, we've improved BricsCAD's native Parametric Blocks and the dynamic-to-parametric BLOCKCONVERT workflow, and added Move and Rotate to the list of supported parametric operations.

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DWGHEALTH - multiple fixes and improvements

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DWGHEALTH - multiple fixes and improvements

BricsCAD's unique Drawing Health Management workflow now includes functionality for creating re-usable clean-up routines, and incorporates the OVERKILL command workflow in V24.

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Tools, commands and workflows

Model view tab Sheet Set Manager

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Model view tab Sheet Set Manager

Also in V24, a new Model View tab is available in the Sheet Set Manager. New drag-and-drop functionality has been added to the Sheet Set tree view, in addition to drag preview.

QUICKCALC

Pro / Lite

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QUICKCALC

The new QUICKCALC panel makes it simple to perform math calculations directly inside of BricsCAD V24, with support for parameters and formulas.

TRIM

Pro / Lite

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TRIM

The TRIM command now highlights the selected segments that can be trimmed or extended.

QDIM (Quick Dimensioning)

Pro / Lite

NEW

QDIM (Quick Dimensioning)

We've introduced QDIM to BricsCAD in V24. It helps you create linear dimensions by simply selecting the objects that you want to annotate.

ANNOMONITOR (mark dis-associated Dimension entities)

Pro / Lite

NEW

ANNOMONITOR (mark dis-associated Dimension entities)

The ANNOMONITOR system setting allows you to flag disassociated annotative dimensions, regardless of the style of the dimension entities.

Slab Tool

BIM

NEW

Slab Tool

Use Slab tool to easily create slab floor with or without pre-defined materials

Column Tool

BIM

NEW

Column Tool

Use Column tool to add vertical load-bearing elements to building models using generic or standard library shapes.

ROOF tool

BIM

NEW

Roof tool

Use Roof tool makes it easer than ever to create a roof. You can make it either by selecting 2 points or building outline for more complex shape.

Automated scan to BIM

BIM

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Automated scan to BIM

Automatic Scan to BIM capabilities got even better with the new room detection command POINTCLOUDDETECTROOMS and the POINTCLOUDFITROOM command fit planes to the detected room resulting in a closed solid.

Assembly Inspection

Mechanical

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Assembly Inspection

This is a brand new feature to allow inspecting the process of assembling a product step by step. For each step the feature can evaluate 3 criteria which are the ability to use certain workshop tools, visibility, and the physical restrictions to freely move out parts.

Part Reference and Part List commands

Mechanical

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Part Reference and Part List commands

New AMPARTREF and AMPARTLIST commands. Edit and view AMPARTREF fields via the properties panel for sync with AMPARTLIST. AMPARTREF creates Part References, while AMPARTLIST generates Parts Lists in drawings.

POWERDIM

Mechanical

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POWERDIM

POWERDIM was enhanced by fixing bugs related to tolerance values.

Welding Symbol Recovery

Mechanical

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Welding Symbol Recovery

With the BMWELDSYMRETRIEVE command, users can add weld content and symbols in Model space and then retrieve these symbols in paper space for generated drawing views.

Welding Symbol Dialog updates

Mechanical

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Welding Symbol Dialog updates

Discover new capabilities, including "Clear" for resetting settings to default, "Flip Sides" for swapping symbols on the arrow side with the symbols on the other side, and icons were added in the Weld Symbol dialog for Weld types and Contours.

Features, settings and performance enhancements

Sheet Set Manager

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Sheet Set Manager

BricsCAD's Sheet Set Manager has been improved with a notification system to assist multiple users in accessing a single sheet set (.dst) file.

Generated Drawing Views: Performance improvements

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NEW

Generated Drawing Views: Performance improvements

We've optimized the drawing view engine in BricsCAD V24 to generate 2D associative drawing views from your 3D models up to 40% faster than in previous releases.

Constraint Management - better control of arcs and circles

Pro / Lite

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Constraint Management - better control of arcs and circles (a.k.a. LGS2D profile integration work)

We've improved BricsCAD's constraint management system to better control 2D profile geometry when constraint values are changed dramatically.

Point clouds - added the Hexagon Point Cloud Classifier (PCC)

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Point clouds - added the Hexagon Point Cloud Classifier (PCC)

BricsCAD V24 includes the Hexagon intelligent Point Cloud Classifier (PCC). This technology helps detect found objects inside of point cloud data.

The tooltip for Sharp corners on grading is incorrect

Civil & Surveying

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Sharp corners on grading

Sharp or Angled corners are now an option when creating a Grading Object in addition to the previous radial corner method.

Civil / Survey Transparent commands

Civil & Surveying

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Civil / Survey Transparent commands

Enter data using more traditional civil/survey formats in standard BricsCAD commands such as entering Bearings and Distances into the polyline command.

Weeding and Supplementing options for Breakline and Contour Data

Civil & Surveying

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Weeding and Supplementing options for Breakline and Contour Data

New weeding and supplementing options have been added to the Breakline and Contour Data TIN Surface definitions. Skip unneeded vertices where objects are over-digitized and sample additional data where it is needed to generate a more accurate and efficient surface.

Create TIN Surfaces from Contour Data

Civil & Surveying

NEW

Create TIN Surfaces from Contour Data

Creating a TIN Surface from contours will often create flat areas in the surface. BricsCAD's new option to create a Surface from Contour Data automatically minimizes those flat areas where ever possible.

Column tool with Detection

BIM

NEW

Column tool with Detection

Scan to BIM modeling is more efficient with the enhanced BIMCOLUMN tool that can detect rectangular or circular column profile in a point cloud section.

Quickwall becomes part of the wall tool

BIM

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Quickwall becomes part of the Wall tool

Quickwall is now part of the Wall tool. You have the option to either create a single wall or poly-wall all-in-one panel.

Add background image, sunlight and perspective to your Typed Plan

BIM

NEW

Add background image, sunlight and perspective to your Typed Plan

Additional settings are now available in the Type Plans Editor for better graphical representation of the 2D plans.

Exploded Views - Assembly Documentation

Mechanical

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Exploded Views - Assembly Documentation

BMExplode now documents product disassembly, saving custom camera views for each step. Customize and associate Mtext and trailing lines in individual steps, manually reorder and reverse the sequence for assembly, and enable quick animations with adjustable intervals.

AMBOM Settings dialog

Mechanical

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AMBOM Settings dialog

We have implemented AMBOM Settings dialog to configure part references properties and set up defaults for parts lists, and data capture for the BOM similar AutoCAD® Mechanical.

2D Annotation Rescaling in Model space

Mechanical

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2D Annotation Rescaling in Model space

Added the AMSYMSCALE setting to control the scaling of Mechanical symbols and text, for drawings created in Model Space. Added AMSYMSCALE system variable to the Settings. Added AMRESCALE command to rescale dimensions, symbols, tables and text in both model space and layout.

Interoperability and integrations

Print to Raster: PNG and TIFF formats

Pro / Lite

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Print to Raster: PNG and TIFF formats

BricsCAD can print/publish directly to multiple raster formats, and offers upgraded Publishing support for PDF bookmarks. We've also improved WMF output configuration options and file output quality.

Object Data import / export

Civil & Surveying

NEW

Object Data import / export

BricsCAD can now import Object Data from AutoCAD® Map 3D and Civil 3D to create BricsCAD GIS Data Layers.

Leverage and round-trip GIS Data

Civil & Surveying

NEW

Leverage and round-trip GIS Data

BricsCAD can now import, export, create, edit, delete and filter GIS data. This enables the management and creation of GIS data in a familiar CAD environment and round-trip it back to your GIS system.

RVT Export non-editable and meta-data

BIM

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RVT Export non-editable and meta-data

You can now export a 3D BIM model from BricsCAD as an RVT file, so it can be imported into Revit® as its native file format. This model is intended to be used as a contextual model in Revit®.

IFC 4 Reference View Export

BIM

NEW

IFC 4 Reference View Export

For an IFC4 export, now choose between a full Design Transfer export, or a limited Reference View export.
The Reference View is a simplified export that will allow better exchange with other tools, such as Revit, that don't support the full IFC toolkit.

Unified Namespace for BIM properties

BIM

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Unified Namespace for BIM properties

From now on, you don't have to bother choosing the IFC version for the properties. Instead of 2 different Namespaces for IFC2x3 and IFC4 properties, there is now 1 unified namespace, based on IFC4
When exporting to IFC2x3, the mapping needed to have the correct Property and Attribute names, is dealt with in the background.

IFC Validation

BIM

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IFC Validation

Check an IFC file for its quality before importing with IFCVALIDATE.
On the command line and in the log file, a report will be given when errors against IFC specification rules are found in the file.

SVG export

Mechanical

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SVG export

Exploded view steps can be exported directly into SVG format, so the user can attach them into a technical publications. The command has several settings such as the color and line weight.

3DPDF export

Mechanical

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3DPDF export

Exploded view steps can be exported to 3DPDF including the animation of the movement of parts. The command has a dialog box too.

BMBOM Interoperability Enhancements

Mechanical

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BMBOM Interoperability Enhancements

BricsCAD Mechanical includes BMBOM, an industry-leading implementation of BOM creation functions. This enhancement integrates existing AMPARTREF content into a BMBOM giving users access to the full suite of BOM layout and customization features including filters, sorts, and styles.

DXFOUT

Mechanical

NEW

DXFOUT

DXFOUT is supported for Mechanical objects for CAD 2D.

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