Navigating the 3D Realm: A BricsCAD V24 Journey from 2D Plans

November 10, 2023 2 min read

Navigating the 3D Realm: A BricsCAD V24 Journey from 2D Plans

This session delves into the seamless process of converting a 2D plan into a 3D model, placing emphasis on the new 3D building modeling tools designed to enhance efficiency and simplicity in the workflow.

The Transition:
The audience is guided through the steps of transitioning from a 2D plan to a 3D model using innovative tools. The process involves pulling a 2D plan into a 3D solid object, with a focus on utilizing the top view mode for enhanced structure and entity identification. The result is a tangible 3D representation, effectively bridging the gap between design concepts and real-world projects. 

Benefits for Stakeholders:
The transition from a 2D plan to a 3D model offers substantial benefits to various stakeholders involved in design, construction, and project communication. Contractors and builders find value in visualizing design concepts realistically, identifying potential issues, clashes, and areas for improvement throughout the process. 

Introducing Building Modeling Tools:
BricsCAD V24 introduces building modeling tools that are user-friendly, familiar, and intelligent when needed. The initial step involves attaching a 2D plan to the 3D model, streamlining the update process when receiving new versions from designers.

Creating Exterior Walls and Floors:
The tutorial delves into the creation of exterior walls using the poly walls tool in top view mode. Efficient use of the wall tool, along with adjustments in thickness, height, and justification, is explored. The addition of the new slab tool facilitates easy modeling of various shapes, providing flexibility and accessibility.

Interior Layout and Components:
The creation of interior walls using the new slab tool is showcased. Recognizing wall thickness and adjusting angles based on 2D lines streamlines the process of constructing internal walls. The addition of doors and windows, easily selected from the library, enhances the 3D model's realism.

Information Storage and Classification:
The tutorial emphasizes the freedom BricsCAD V24 provides in terms of information storage. The option to start with known materials and predefined parameters or focusing solely on geometry is discussed. The automatic classification feature speeds up the process, ensuring a seamless transition from 2D to 3D.

Roof Modeling:
The session concludes with a glimpse into roof modeling, showcasing the simplicity of creating standard roof shapes such as gable, hip, cross-hip, shed, and M-shape. Plans to further develop and enhance these tools are mentioned, marking just the beginning of BricsCAD V24's capabilities.

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