3
Jun

6 Tips to set up your CDE

If you’re managing a large project with various stakeholders, you know that seamless collaboration is the key to success. One of the easiest ways to manage your construction documentation is with a Common Data Environment (CDE) like Bricsys® 24/7. Here are six key things to remember when starting a new project to set your CDE up for success! 1. Data Ownership

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27
May

Discover BricsCAD®’s Manipulator

The Manipulator in BricsCAD® is a versatile tool that lets you quickly move, rotate, scale, and mirror selected entities—saving you time and clicks. Let’s dive in and discover how you can use the Manipulator to its full potential! How to Activate the Manipulator in BricsCAD® By default, the Manipulator activates when you select an entity with a long click. The Manipulator’s anchor

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27
May

BricsCAD® V24.2’s Civil and Survey Toolkit: New and Enhanced Features

With the release of BricsCAD® V24.2, we’ve introduced a suite of tools designed to simplify handling GIS data and TIN Surface management in BricsCAD to accelerate your workflows and enhance your user experience. Let’s dive into the new and enhanced tools and features for civil and survey users! New Support for Importing GIS Data from a Geodatabase In an exciting development

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1
May

The path to Scan to BIM automation with BricsCAD® BIM V24

The new automation tools included in BricsCAD® BIM V24 make the Scan-to-BIM process easier and more efficient! If you want fast and accurate reality capture of existing objects, these tools will be a great addition to your arsenal. We’ve added tools like the Point Cloud Classifier, Point Cloud Detect Rooms, Point Cloud Fit Rooms, and Normal Calculation for structured point clouds

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1
May

Drawing Health Management for 3D in BricsCAD® V24

When you are working on a 3D model, it is crucial to ensure that your models are optimized for better performance and efficiency! This is easily done with BricsCAD’s Drawing Health Management tools. Read on to learn how you can optimize large 3D models and reduce their file size in BricsCAD V24. Let’s look at how we can optimize this

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30
Apr

Enhanced Drawing Compatibility in BricsCAD® V24.2

In V24.2, we’ve further enhanced BricsCAD®‘s DWG compatibility to ensure the rapid creation of design documentation by focusing on the 2D drawing creation workflow. To create the smoothest collaboration, we’ve ensured you can open and edit the drawings you create in BricsCAD in other DWG-based CAD programs. Let’s dive into the enhancements we’ve made! Work with AutoCAD® Dynamic Blocks more easily

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29
Apr

What’s new in BricsCAD® Lite and Pro V24.2

In the latest update, BricsCAD® V24.2 brings many new and enhanced features to elevate your 2D drawing creation. We have introduced a more intuitive user experience, improved performance and stability, and added new and enhanced features to boost your productivity further. This release delivers workflows to facilitate the precision and versatility you need for your 2D drafting and design projects to

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27
Mar

What’s New in BricsCAD® V24.2

BricsCAD® V24.2 is chock full of new and enhanced features for 2D drafting, 3D modeling, civil, survey, BIM, and mechanical workflows. With this release, the Bricsys team included several new features and improvements to help you accelerate your time to deliverable and provide you with a familiar CAD experience. So, let’s dive in and explore what’s new in BricsCAD V24.2! Enhanced

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1
Aug

Getting Started with BricsCAD®: Installation Guide

Getting Started with BricsCAD®: Installation If you’re wondering how to install BricsCAD® – look no further! Installing BricsCAD is easy; whether you’re downloading the most recent BricsCAD release or an older version, this blog will walk you through the installation process, including interactive and silent installation options. How to download BricsCAD® Downloading an Older Version of BricsCAD® Installation Options BricsCAD®

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3
Jul

Top 10 Benefits of BricsCAD V23.2 – Part One

If you use an older version of BricsCAD but want to know more about the latest V23.2 release, stick around. We have plenty of new and improved features and commands for you so let’s get up to speed with BricsCAD V23.2! 1. Updated Tips Panel We have updated the BricsCAD Tips Panel in V23.2 to provide both in-product help and

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3
Jul

How to Save and Import Your Custom BricsCAD® Settings

One of the best things about BricsCAD is how customizable it is. But if you’ve spent some time getting things just the way you want (like me), then you want to be sure that when you upgrade to the latest version of BricsCAD, all your settings come along too. The good news is that you can save and import your

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3
Jul

BricsCAD® Pro for Civil Engineers – Prepping the project: Preliminary and Site Design

BricsCAD® Pro offers civil engineers smooth, efficient workflows. With solutions made specifically for civil engineering projects, you can speed up your process while ensuring high-quality, accurate results. Civil engineers can use BricsCAD Pro for each project stage, providing you with a range of tools to make your work easier, end to end. So let’s start at the beginning – preliminary design!

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3
Jul

Artificial Intelligence in BricsCAD® Lite & Pro today – What’s the Point? Quick 2D and 3D editing

Our previous blog post explained how Artificial Intelligence in smart cleanup tools help to keep your design data healthy, accurate, and compact. Aside from importing or reusing existing design data upstream and preparing it for export or further processing downstream, the editing and detailing of 2D or 3D design data are at the heart of CAD. Where it all started

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3
Jun

Find Outliers in BricsCAD® Pro – Working Smarter with BricsCAD

We have made it easier to find outliers in BricsCAD Pro V23.2 and enhanced the FINDOUTLIERS command – let’s catch you up! Valid region This example begins with a land surveying DWG file – the 2D results of a scanned terrain. We want to place all the geometry around the origin to clean up the drawing. Navigate to the Manage

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3
Jun

BricsCAD Mechanical V23.2 New and Enhanced Features

We have just released BricsCAD® Mechanical V23.2, bringing you many new features and enhancements to make mechanical design and drafting even easier. With improved stability and performance, users can now access new and enhanced features to streamline the mechanical design process. Improved BOM Manager workflows User-fillable column editor We’ve incorporated a user-fillable column editor within BricsCAD. This feature allows designers to

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3
Jun

Working Smarter with BricsCAD Pro – The OPTIMIZE command

We have given the OPTIMIZE command a UI overhaul both for 2D and 3D designs. OPTIMIZE calculates the gap tolerance to close the gaps, fix inaccuracies in the drawing, and works in both 2D and 3D spaces. Let’s take a look! Checking drawing details In this example you can see that there are many gaps between lines, or the lines are skewed

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19
May

Artificial Intelligence in BricsCAD® Lite & Pro – What’s the Point? Checking drawing health

In the previous blog post, we explained how automation and artificial intelligence are baked into key processes in BricsCAD® BIM to speed up your building design workflows. At Bricsys, we apply similar techniques across our BricsCAD product portfolio, so we take the same approach with our flagship products BricsCAD Lite and BricsCAD Pro. Disruptive technologies based on the .DWG file format

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15
May

Creating Floorplans efficiently in BricsCAD® BIM

Drafting floor plans with 2D tools may seem fast initially, but managing changes in floorplans is a manual task that is prone to error – and when designs become complex, they become a lot more tedious. With BricsCAD® BIM’s 3D tools, you can deliver floor plans more quickly, efficiently, and without tedium. How to create a floorplan in BricsCAD® BIM BricsCAD®

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1
May

What to do when you find an issue in BricsCAD®

Before you submit a support request How to report a bug in BricsCAD Submit a support request Try to answer the following questions: Example support request Title: Unit error exporting to PDF Problem: When a metric drawing is exported to PDF and the PDF is opened in Adobe, the units of the document are imperial. This prevents me from exporting my

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1
May

Developing Generative AI in BricsCAD® – What’s the point?

Generative AI is quite a buzzword, but that doesn’t mean it’s a fad. The architecture and engineering sectors will adopt this technology more quickly as a greater number of solutions become available to solve nicely bound problems – like classifying 3D objects into building elements and engineering system classes. So, how and why are we using Generative AI in BricsCAD®?

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