Supported formats include neutral ones, such as STEP and IGES; native formats, such as CATIA, Inventor, and SolidWorks; and kernel formats, such as Parasolid. All editions of BricsCAD export drawings and models in ACIS, DWG, 2D PDF, and a variety of raster formats.
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In this tutorial, we import a SolidWorks conveyor assembly into BricsCAD.
In the settings panel you can enable “import product structure”. BricsCAD now generates the full assembly structure.
You can navigate trough the product structure using the Mechanical Browser. Imported parts and subassemblies are represented by local components.
The "Open as a copy" command allows you to copy a local component into a new document. Change the color of the part and add radius constraints to make this component parametric. After a modification the component can be saved.
The new "Replace component" function allows you to replace all inserted components with a modified one.
Note that all components now have a parameter to control the roller radius.
Create a new common parameter to control all these internal parameters simultaneously. All rollers are changed parametrically. By changing one parameter at the assembly level, you can automatically obtain different configurations of the model The "Replace component" function also takes into account the current values of components parameters. While replacing components BricsCAD automatically maintains the values and expressions specified for the assembly.