BricsCAD V17 brings the power of Building Information Modeling to the .dwg world. Create intuitively without limitation as you would do in SketchUp – but be faster and more precise. BricsCAD BIM combines in one product the most advanced 3D sketch modeler with full IFC certified BIM functionality. It allows you to work through all the typical design stages without leaving the .dwg platform.
A single drawing file now contains the ability to create and work with multiple buildings that can each have single or multiple storeys
Now you can work with the different plies of your walls, floors and roofs of your BIM. Just select the objects with compositions assigned, turn the compositions on, and you can select an individual ply within that wall to refine and better represent your design.
To give you greater flexibility in developing BIM designs, a single drawing file contains a “site,” which can have multiple “buildings,” with each building holding one or more “stories.”
The default drawing holds one building with three stories. You specify properties for the new site, building, and story elements.
The Structure Browser allows you to exam BIM models defined by classification, composition and other properties. Every object in your BIM is always included, and is initially categorized as a Building Element, Entity or Section, depending on the information you have incorporated into the BIM.
You can use the Structure Browser to see “what is in your BIM”, “where it is located”, “what properties are assigned”, “if those properties assignments are correct”, and investigate “what is missing”.
The Structure Browser provides a new, more powerful and flexible way to work with your BIM than using layers.
Create a detail section using the option named "detail" of the BIM section command. Define the volume of the section by specifying three corner points.
Use "BIM patch" to specify a rectangular area on a previously generated section. If changes occurred, then BricsCAD outlines the patch in red; then updates the view and the "BIM patch" adjusts with the geometry it is associated with.
Chapoo features a building information model server which enables you to centralize the information of a construction project. The most recent version is always immediately available. Chapoo keeps track of the latest version with the help of revisions.
The Chapoo 3D viewer allows you to view 3D CAD files online in your browser. With the integrated data Explorer you can browse through the entire structure of your model.