• BricsCAD Mechanical

Advanced Mechanical design

 

A complete mechanical design toolkit, all in .dwg. Assemble freely using the power of 3D Direct Modeling.

ASSEMBLE FREELY IN 3D

Why BricsCAD Mechanical?

Model Freely

The power of 3D Direct Modeling in BricsCAD lets you choose how you work.

Parametric Components

Build your own, or select from our included library of 30,000+ parts.

Use Any Data

Import data from popular MCAD formats, such as Solidworks, Inventor, and Creo.

Automated Drafting

The best, most familiar workflow for turning your mechanical designs into production drawings.


TRUE ENGINEERING FREEDOM

A complete mechanical design toolkit, all in .dwg.

Regardless of what people may believe, the .dwg file format is most suitable for the future of mechanical CAD design.

Parametric Components

Create parametric components from 3D solids. Copy & paste them across assemblies.

3D Assembly Modeling

The power of Direct Modeling in BricsCAD lets you choose how you work.

3D Drawing Compare

Compare two 3D models and see the differences both graphically and in the Mechanical Browser.


Free-form Modeling

A versatile, integrated toolset combines 2D, 3D, curve, surface, solid and parametric for fast and easy shape creation, evaluation and editing.

Automatic Drawing View Creation

Automatically generate associative orthographic and standard isometric views of 3D solid models.

BOM Generation

Generate an associative Bill of Material automatically, and place it anywhere in your drawing.



TRULY ADVANCED SHEET METAL

Create sheet metal part designs that are resilient

BricsCAD is free of the conceptual errors that plague history-based MCAD modeling systems. Your designs can be modified without the worry of failure, because we combine the freedom of direct modeling with the power of feature-based design.

Import or Create From Scratch

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

Create the desired shape of the solid using direct modeling operations such as adding chamfers, creating a shell and creating a hole.

Rework Your Design

You will never need to restart your design from scratch. We guarantee maximum flexibility for changing your models by combining the freedom of direct modeling with the power of feature-based design.

  • Add flanges by pulling edges
  • Move and rotate flanges
  • Split and connect flanges
  • Add corner and bend reliefs
  • Convert hard edges to bends and junctions
  • Switch between bends and junctions
  • Choose type of corner reliefs (rectangular, circular or v-shape)
  • Delete redundant flanges
  • Re-thicken and repair sheet metal bodies
  • Feature validation in Browser points your attention to potential problems
  • The Commands Report makes rework easier, highlighting problems with the geometry

Finish Your Sheet Metal Model

In manufacturing more than 80% of the imported sheet metal parts from a CAD program are not ready to be manufactured. To prepare your design for manufacturing, sheet metal parts can be unfolded automatically and then exported to 2D .dxf or 3D .osm files for further processing with a variety of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems – for nesting, cutting, and bending.

  • Unfold sheet metal bodies
  • Use bend tables with smart interpolation to make flat pattern dimensions respect your materials and bending tools
  • Export flat patterns
  • Send 3D models to CAM systems

Automatically Unfold Sheet Metal Parts

BricsCAD Sheet Metal features one-click sheet metal parts unfolding. The software automatically detects and highlights any colliding bends. Once your design is ready for production, simply convert it to .dwg and .dxf files. You can add annotations for manufacturing with CAM systems.

  • BricsCAD Mechanical