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Design with Solids

Experience design freedom with a 3D workflow, not limited by pre-defined parts or libraries components. Use intuitive push-pull direct modeling to sculpt your mass-model concept. Your model remains light and responsive, because it’s not over-loaded or over-constrained.

Hristo Guentchev,

Managing Director at Prototyp

“If you’re an engineer who is used to working in 2D, it is much easier to start working in 3D with BricsCAD than with any other tool, because you can just follow the same intuitive pattern.”

What’s new in BricsCAD BIM V21

Create a BIM from a solid massing model using Quick Building
QuickBuilding supports iterative and generative design workflows, quickly transforming a solid massing model into a conceptual BIM model with slabs, walls, and spaces — helping the designer to explore many design options in an early design phase.
Auto-complete BIM data
AUTOMATCH will automatically match and complete BIM information across multiple entities, such as missing compositions, properties, and more. Add compositions to a wall, and AUTOMATCH will suggest adding that composition to every matching wall in the entire BIM.
User Configurable Quantities
With BricsCAD BIM, you can create a custom quantity framework to meet your standards. Any BIM classification type can be assigned a custom quantity and you can choose how each quantity is calculated.
Type Plan Templates
With user configurable type plan templates, you can generate and customize any plan layout (architectural, structural, fire & life safety, etc.) using 2D graphical overrides for BIM elements, and custom annotations & tags.
Custom BIM Documentation Templates

With drawing customization, you can create your own templates for 2D BIM documentation. Spot elevation tags are now included, and automated tag placement is smarter in V21. You can add custom symbolic representations and graphic line overrides on property-based queries. E.g. space area plans, life & fire safety plans, structural floorplans, …

Quantification and QTO Workflow

We’ve improved the workflow for quantity take-off and schedules, including the extraction of quantity data for individual composition plies. Also, we’re delivering a new properties framework that enables users to create their own, derived quantities, using formulas and expressions.

Create a BIM from a Solid Massing Model

With BricsCAD BIM’s new massing tools, you can automatically generate a BIM from an (imported) massing model created in the conceptual design phase, allowing you to visually explore and evaluate design alternatives quickly.

Create Spaces and Zones

You have unlimited freedom to create Spaces and Zones, using a free-form Direct Modeling approach. Spaces can be simple or complex 3D volumes, or 2D abstractions. These methods deliver the freedom to specify building areas with full freedom.

Integration with Twinmotion

With a single click, you can send CAD and BIM data from BricsCAD V21 to the Twinmotion real-time rendering engine.

IFC Import Mapping

Aside from IFC performance and stability improvements, you can map internal BIM types with IFC types during import/export giving more control over how entities are exchanged using IFC.

Scan to BIM

In BricsCAD BIM V21, we’re continuing the evolution of our Scan to BIM technology with scan alignment tools, planar surface geometry fitting and volume section generation from scan data.

Create Planar Patches & Solids from Point Clouds

When a user selects a point in a point cloud, BricsCAD returns a planar patch that includes all points detected in the current plane. Users can then choose between a rectangular or polygonal boundary for the extracted patch. This rectangular surface can be extended to a planar solid, via automatic detection of nearby co-planar subsets of points.

Automatic Story Detection in Point Clouds

With DETECTFLOOR, you can automatically detect stories within the Point Cloud of a building. BricsCAD will automatically create a volume section for each of the detected floors.

Automatic line detection in Point Clouds

BricsCAD detects lines in point cloud data sets, automatically generating 2D layouts from 3D point clouds. For example, this feature can be used to extract floor plates from scan data.

Unique BricsCAD BIM V21 Features


Quickdraw takes sketching into the 3D realm. You can create and modify 3D room layouts as easily as sketching out a 2D floor plan. Creating and editing rectangular and L-shaped rooms and buildings has never been so fast.

Create Spaces and Zones

You have unlimited freedom to create Spaces and Zones, using a free-form Direct Modeling approach. Spaces can be simple or complex 3D volumes, or 2D abstractions. These methods deliver the freedom to specify building areas with full freedom.

Bi-directional link with Grasshopper

There’s a live, two-way link between the BricsCAD BIM modeler and McNeel’s Rhinoceros®/Grasshopper to bridge the gap between early-stage generative design and BIM, by translating geometric entities into BIM elements.


Visualize your design at every phase of the workflow with BricsCAD BIM. With a single click, you can start real-time rendering using Enscape or Twinmotion and walk through your fully rendered model project.

Classify,  replicate, automate

Leverage the power of A.I. tools to automatically convert your concept study models to fully classified BIM models (LOD 200). Then, increase the LOD of your BIM continuously using the power of BricsCAD BIM’s A.I.-powered workflows.

Propagate Details

Drive a consistent level of detail (LOD) across your entire BIM, automatically. Adjust a composition ply at a ceiling / wall juncture and replicate that change across the BIM, wherever you need it. You always have full control over the suggestions Propagate makes.

Detailing & Quantification

Increase your model’s LOD by adding information, and duplicating it at any or all matching instances across your BIM, automatically. With high accuracy and consistent Level of Detail across the entire BIM, exact quantity takeoffs and Bills of Materials can be extracted, displayed and exported.

Propagate 2D detail

The Propagate workflow in BricsCAD BIM can be used to replicate architectural and structural details across an entire BIM. Details can be automatically parameterized, then stored, managed and used from the detail library. These custom components can be re-used across different stages of the design process, and across multiple projects.

Data Extraction

Any data – quantities, properties, etc. – can be extracted from drawings or the BIM project. These data can be placed in a generated table, or a linked .csv file. BricsCAD BIM also supports advanced filtering to extract just the properties that you want or need.

Generate Spectacular Documentation

Create clear and accurate construction documentation in record time, using the automatic generation of sections, elevations, drawing views and sheet layouts. You can always customize them using the world’s best drafting and annotation tools. Change your BIM, and all associated drawing views will be regenerated automatically to stay in total synch with the model.

Fast Drawing Generation

In BricsCAD BIM, drawing view generation is threaded across multi-core CPUs, to keep you working smoothly while drawings and sheet sets are being generated.

BIM Project Browser

Create and manage 2D drawings, sections, and schedules from the integrated Project Browser. Everything is organized and well-structured in one place.

Auto Annotations

Place and update tags & dimensions automatically with BricsCAD BIM’s automatic annotation tools.


The Parametrize workflow in BricsCAD BIM lets you create intelligent, fully parametric building components in seconds, without the hassle of manual parameter and constraint assignment.

Parts and Assemblies

Manufacturers of building components can work in BricsCAD Mechanical or other mechanical design systems, then share their designs as libraries of components for BricsCAD BIM.

MEP Tools

BricsCAD BIM supports building mechanical services in full 3D. The intuitive modeling tools let you create HVAC ducts and pipes as flow segments. These segments can be automatically connected via bends, T-connections and automatic branching.

IFC 4.0 and BCF

BricsCAD BIM’s underlying database is a direct, 1:1 mapping with the OpenBIM Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) 4.0 schema. We support open standards across the product, like the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) for display and resolution of design issues.

Import directly from Trimble Sketchup

When you import SKP files into BricsCAD Shape, they are automatically stitched into solids. BricsCAD Shape supports the latest versions of SKP files for import.

RVT import

Import your RVT projects straight into BricsCAD importing all the geometry, enabling easy collaboration with teams using Revit®. Import geometry from Autodesk® Revit®. RVT projects as a reference, or as native solids, to facilitate collaborative workflows in BricsCAD BIM V21.

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