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BricsCAD Sheet Metal

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By Bricsys on July 8, 2016

BricsCAD Sheet Metal lets you create, import, rework and unfold using the most intuitive 3D direct modeling techniques.

Import from any CAD system. Supported formats include neutral ones, such as STEP and IGES; native formats, such as CATIA, Inventor, SolidWorks and kernel formats.

Import from any CAD system
Prepare for production

By converting your parts to sheet metal, you can easily distinguish one sheet metal feature from another and visually validate them. Each of the sheet metal features – flanges, bends, junctions and reliefs - has its own assigned color.

BricsCAD Sheet Metal features one-click unfolding.
It automatically detects and highlights any colliding bends.

Automatically unfold
The model needs to be reworked

In manufacturing more than 80% of the imported sheet metal parts from a CAD program are not ready to be unfolded”

In this case, we have to split the part in two to make it ready for production. Note that with other CAD software, you need to restart from scratch to rework your model. With BricsCAD Sheet Metal, you can keep reworking the model until it’s ready for production.

Rework at any time
We moved a flange from one part to the other

Note that by switching a junction to a bend on the left part and switching a bend to a junction on the right part, we moved a flange from one part to the other.

Once your design is ready for production, you can export your unfolded model to any CAM system.

Export to any CAM system
BricsCADĀ® is the powerful CAD software platform unifying the familiar feature set of native dwg with advanced 2D tools and intelligent 3D direct modeling on Windows and Linux, and this at a compelling price.