BricsCAD- build for better performance at exceptional value. What’s new in BricsCAD V23?

The Interface Settings dialog is new in BricsCAD Version 23. Designed to help you make BricsCAD your own. It makes simple customizations, such as changing the color theme or panel docking system, a sinch.

Why did we implement this?

One of the best things about BricsCAD is that it’s highly customizable. However, the Settings dialog can at time, feel a little overwhelming, especially if you’re new to BricsCAD.

To improve the user experience, we moved some of the most frequently used settings into a dedicated “quick start” dialog. We believe this will make getting set-up and running with BricsCAD V23 easier than ever.

1. BricsCAD Lite

Improved functionality and compatibility

New out of the box experience

Improved user experience with an intuitive set-up for new installs of BricsCAD

Dynamic Block Convertor

Convert Dynamic Blocks to BricsCAD’s superior Parametric Blocks. (BETA)

Parametric Blockify for 2D Geometry

The Parametric Blockify command now recognizes plain 2D geometry variations of parametric blocks with 2D parameters, constraints, and flip lines.

Large Table Performance

Increased usability and performance when working with large tables

Sheet Set Panel

Sheet Set panel has a new cleaner, modern look and feel, enhancing the user experience

Publish Dialog

New updated user experience when using the PUBLISH dialog.

Purge Dialog

Improved usability for PURGE command with new dialog feature.

OPTIMIZE 2D

Improvements to the OPTIMIZE command to fix small gaps between arcs and lines faster and more effectively

New Tools, Features & Performance Enhancements

Drawing Recovery Manager

Provides reassurance of fast drawing recovery in the event of an unforeseen issue.

Drawing Health Management

Brings together all existing optimization tools in one single, convenient place to make it easier to keep drawings healthy.

Improved Tool Palettes Panel

New user experience for the Tool Palettes Panel

Command Assist Ribbon Panel

AI-powered assist ribbon panel suggest commands a user will likely need next based on typical workflow patterns.

Express Tools

Express Tools, a popular third-party app, is now part of the native functionality of BricsCAD.

Optimized commands and workflows

CONNECT Command

This enables entities not touching to be joined together.

ARRANGE Command

A new user-interface and performance enhancements improves the usability of the ARRANGE command.

2. BricsCAD Pro

Improved functionality and compatibility

New out of the box experience

Improved user experience with an intuitive set-up for new installs of BricsCAD

Dynamic Block Convertor

Convert Dynamic Blocks to BricsCAD’s superior Parametric Blocks. (BETA)

Parametric Blockify for 2D Geometry

The Parametric Blockify command now recognizes plain 2D geometry variations of parametric blocks with 2D parameters, constraints, and flip lines.

Large Table Performance

Increased usability and performance when working with large tables.

Sheet Set Panel

Sheet Set panel has a new cleaner, modern look and feel, enhancing the user experience

Publish Dialog

New updated user experience when using the PUBLISH dialog

Purge Dialog

Improved usability for PURGE command with new dialog feature

OPTIMIZE 2D

Improvements to the OPTIMIZE command to fix small gaps between arcs and lines faster and more effectively

New Tools, Features & Performance Enhancements

Drawing Recovery Manager

Provides reassurance of fast drawing recovery in the event of an unforeseen issue.

Drawing Health Management

Brings together all existing optimization tools in one single, convenient place to make it easier to keep drawings healthy.

Improved Tool Palettes Panel

New user experience for the Tool Palettes Panel.

New user experience for the Tool Palettes Panel.

AI-powered assist ribbon panel suggest commands a user will likely need next based on typical workflow patterns.

Express Tools

Express Tools, a popular third-party app, is now part of the native functionality of BricsCAD.

Optimized commands and workflows

CONNECT Command

This enables entities not touching to be joined together

ARRANGE Command

A new user-interface and performance enhancements improves the usability

COPYGUIDED3D

We’ve improved the flexibility of the COPYGUIDED3D command, allowing users to apply the command to model faces.

Civil and Survey

Surface Deviation

Outline deviations between a point-cloud scan and a 3D model to compare how the as built structure deviates from the design.

HSPC Native Format Support

Introducing support for Hexagon Standard Point Cloud format, providing closer integration with wider Hexagon solutions.

Import and Export .SHP File

Import and export GIS data with ESRI’s .SHP file format

TIN Surface Manager Panel

Manage TIN surfaces with a new user interface for existing SIMPLIFY commands and new DENSIFY commands.

3. BricsCAD BIM

BIM authoring and Modeling

Top View Mode

BricsCAD BIM gives you the ultimate flexibility of modelling your designs with direct modelling or the brand-new Top View Mode, which gives you the familiar experience of modelling in a plan view.

Scan to BIM

HSPC Native Format Support

Leverage metadata, already present in your point clouds, for filtering scans by regions, scan positions and classification when importing via the Hexagon Smart Point Cloud format.

Coordination & Communication

RFA import

Super-charge your productivity by importing from the vast selection of families supplied by manufacturers and import vital information along with accurate geometry natively in BricsCAD BIM.

BCF Issue Creation

You can now create new BCF issues and have them uploaded to your favorite BCF cloud service immediately.

Updated IFC Schema

New IFC types for lighting fixtures and infrastructure to be more consistent with BuildingSmart requirements.

Managing detailed design documentation

Project browser

The Project Browser now makes the creation and restructuring of sheets easier with drag-and-drop functionality, and typed plan specification. You can create new BOM, import and create new DWG files.

Sheet creation

Creation of 2D sheet layouts is now easier and more flexible with drag and drop, assigning typed plans on the fly, multiple views per sheet and additional controls on naming and sheet sizes.

Typed plans

The Typed Plans editor has been redesigned to significantly improve user friendliness and reduce complexity.

Stair Styles and Representation

Stairs in BricsCAD BIM now get an automatic and adapted 2D representation on sheets and the BIMSTAIR command panel has also been updated for improved user-friendliness

BOM Manager

The BOM manager, previously only available in Mechanical, has been integrated in BricsCAD BIM to significantly increase quantity take-off capabilities

BricsCAD Mechanical

2D drawing detailing enhancements

Mechanical detailing symbols

Insert, edit, and re-use many new types of mechanical symbols

Power Dimensions

Add 2D dimensions effortlessly via the new intelligent PowerDim capability

2D welding toolkit

Easily add weld representations and symbols to 2D fabrication drawings

Increased drawing view performance

Create multiple 2D drawing views two to three times faster

Improved part and assembly design capability

3D welding toolkit

Easily add weld beads and symbols to 3D fabrication models

Mechanical Blocks

Define components and build assemblies even more flexibly with improved Mechanical Blocks

BOM performance improvements

Generate BOMs from assemblies easier and faster in V23

Mechanical Browser

Manage designs more effectively with the enhanced Mechanical Browser experience in V23

Increased AutoCAD Mechanical® compatibility

Editable AutoCAD Mechanical symbols

Reuse and edit symbols and annotations created in AutoCAD Mechanical

User experience consistent with AutoCAD Mechanical

Annotation and symbol creation commands, properties, and dialogs mirror those in AutoCAD Mechanical

Extended platform improvements

Expanded BOM capability

Incorporate non-mechanical items into a BOM, such as BIM objects

Extended API tools

Connect external apps with BOM tables

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