Bricsys of Belgium has now released the native macOS version of their brand new BricsCAD V18 platform, a fully-native AutoCAD compatible (.dwg) based CAD and 3D BIM system. The new version 18 on macOS fully supports DWG format 2018 and brings power to the user in a new simplified user interface.
What’s New in BricsCAD V18 for Mac
BricsCAD V18 delivers is functionality in three levels, BricsCAD Classic, BricsCAD Pro, and BricsCAD Platinum. Platinum is required for access to the BricsCAD BIM and Sheet Metal modules, and the Pro version takes Classic beyond its 2D CAD focus to powerful 3D modeling and access to programming tools. You can see breakdowns and prices here.
The big news for BricsCAD V18 is its all-in-one focus as a general design, BIM, and mechanical CAD solution, combining a full IFC-level BIM solution with available Sheet Metal module for MCAD users.
New modeling tools like BIM Drag let users quickly work with solids and groups of solids for easy modeling operations and a new version 18 features a new 3D Manipulator that works very similarly to the 3D manipulators on professional 3D applications.
Bricsys touts a new “machine intelligence” on your desktop with version 18, where BIM classification of elements happens semi-automatically with BIMIFY. Classifications type into four categories: core, architectural, structural, and building services.
The Belgium CAD company has also recently released its SketchUp-like easy-to-use 3D modeler aimed to provide users with a fast and efficient conceptual front-end modeling tool that can compete with similar tools such as SketchUp.
There are numerous other feature improvements in general and MCAD categories and you can read our earlier report on V18 here.
For more information on BricsCAD V18 for Mac OS X, go here.