Exploring the Newest Features in BricsCAD V24: A Comprehensive Review

October 19, 2023 3 min read

Exploring the Newest Features in BricsCAD V24: A Comprehensive Review

As the technological world continues to evolve, so do CAD and modeling tools. One such software that is making waves in the industry is BricsCAD V24. Known for its powerful, intuitive, and interoperable features, BricsCAD has become the go-to tool for designers, innovators, and engineers. In this comprehensive review, we will explore the newest features and enhancements in the latest release of BricsCAD V24.

Interface and User Experience Enhancements

A notable improvement in BricsCAD V24 is the user interface. The command ribbon is based on a new UI framework which makes it easier to use on 4K screens. The LookFrom widget offers a more dynamic way of changing the view when working in Model space. The Start Page has been enhanced, offering direct template selection and the option to pin recently used documents. Moreover, BricsCAD now includes in-product tutorials to help users familiarize themselves with the unique and powerful features of V24. Users also have easy access to the BricsCAD online help system via the ExpressTools.

Smart AI-Driven Tools

One of the distinguishing features of BricsCAD is its AI-driven tools. The SmartCell Copy functionality simplifies the creation and editing of data tables. The COPYGUIDED3D now works with defined constraints, managing the placement and manipulation of detail entities. AI Assist provides dynamic command suggestions based on user input. Other improvements include the enhancement of native Parametric Blocks and the dynamic-to-parametric BLOCKCONVERT workflow.

Tools, Commands, and Workflows

Significant enhancements have been made to different tools and commands. The TRIM command now highlights the selected segments that can be trimmed or extended. The introduction of QDIM simplifies the creation of linear dimensions by simply selecting the objects you want to annotate. The ANNOMONITOR system setting allows flagging of disassociated annotative dimensions. For BIM workflows, new tools like Slab, Column, and Roof have been introduced. These tools simplify the process of creating and adding elements to building models. Furthermore, automated Scan to BIM capabilities have been improved with new room detection commands. For mechanical design, the Assembly Inspection feature allows inspection of the product assembly process step by step. There are also new Part Reference and Part List commands, and enhancements to the POWERDIM feature.

Features, Settings, and Performance Enhancements

BricsCAD V24 boasts several performance enhancements. The drawing view engine is optimized to generate 2D associative drawing views from 3D models up to 40% faster than in previous releases. The Sheet Set Manager has been improved with a notification system to assist multiple users in accessing a single sheet set (.dst) file. Notably, the adoption of the Hexagon intelligent Point Cloud Classifier (PCC) in BricsCAD V24 enhances its point cloud capabilities, making object detection within point cloud data a breeze.

Interoperability and Integrations

BricsCAD V24 shows significant progress in interoperability and integrations. It can print/publish directly to multiple raster formats and offers upgraded Publishing support for PDF bookmarks. The software can now import Object Data from AutoCAD Map 3D and Civil 3D to create BricsCAD GIS Data Layers. For BIM workflows, BricsCAD can export a 3D BIM model as an RVT file, so it can be imported into Revit® as its native file format. Additionally, the IFC Validation feature checks an IFC file for quality before importing, providing a report when errors against IFC specification rules are found in the file. For Mechanical workflows, the software supports Mechanical objects for CAD 2D with the DXFOUT feature. BricsCAD Mechanical includes BMBOM, an industry-leading implementation of BOM creation functions. In conclusion, BricsCAD V24 is a significant upgrade, improving the tools and features you love, as well as adding new functionality and UI to supercharge your productivity. For more information about the newest and most advanced design software technology, contact our sales team at NOVEDGE.


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