BricsCAD® Mechanical - advanced mechanical design
Driven by direct modelling in DWG format
BricsCAD® Mechanical is the best choice for MCAD:
- Parametric modelling and sheet metal design in 3D
- Importing data from MCAD format
- Short learning curve with familiar platform and intuitive user interface
- Increased productivity, with parametric components and hundreds of third-party applications
Try BricsCAD® Mechanical for 30 days
Download a trial version of BricsCAD® Ultimate, where you can test all features of BricsCAD Lite, Pro, BIM, Mechanical and Shape. The trial licence is valid for 30 days.
If you need support during the trial period, please contact us.
Construct & design freely
Parts and components
BricsCAD's unique 3D modelling gives you the freedom to create what you want, from concept to detail. Complex components can be developed quickly - individually or within component groups.
The design process in BricsCAD® Mechanical is simple. Start with a sketch and use full 2D/3D parametrics if you wish. Produce 3D materials by extruding, rotating or sweeping. You can also use built-in 3D primitives to quickly create basic shapes.
BricsCAD's Direct Modeler handles native and imported geometry in the same way. Design parametric parts and components in 3D and export BOM data at will.
- Flexible and unique 3D modelling
- 3D parameterisation and constraints
- Copy objects easily with drag and drop
- Extensive hole library
- Automatically align copied items
- Smart pipe design
- And more
BricsCAD® is an affordable alternative and a simple, flexible system that helps us create new customised products in no time.
Niklas Himberg, Production Manager, Rullprofil i Örebro AB
Advanced sheet metal design, easy to use
With BricsCAD® Mechanical you create sheet metal parts that you can further develop and edit down to the smallest detail.
Import or draw from scratch
Create sheet metal parts from scratch or convert solid parts to sheet metal, with a single click. Use your time to create instead of fine-tuning the properties of the sheet metal part.
Change whenever you want
Edit your sheet metal parts whenever you want with direct modelling. All properties such as flanges, bends, junctions and tabs are automatically retained.
Create unfolded 2D views while maintaining a connection to the 3D sheet metal part. You can also use the unfolding engine to send your parts to CAM systems. All based on industry standards.
- Function-based direct modelling
- Converting to sheet metal
- Dynamic folding
- Parametric sheet metal parts
- Mould functions
- Flanges, bends, junctions and tabs
- Relief measures
- And more
Top-down or bottom-up
Create complex component groups and subgroups using your own or other people's components.
With BricsCAD® Mechanical you can use top-down or bottom-up methods to create complex hierarchies within component groups.
With the help of Communicator for BricsCAD® you can also import component groups with parametric geometry data from other CAD systems.
- Powerful design tools for component groups
- Interactive list of materials (BOM list)
- Assembly joints, kinematic analysis and animation
- Material and mass properties
- Animated blast views
- Standard parametric parts
- And more
Detailing in 2D
Automatically create 2D drawings of your 3D parts and 3D component groups. Easily add dimensions and comments. Views are automatically updated when your 3D model changes.
BricsCAD® has a familiar workflow to turn your mechanical designs into production drawings.
- Fast generation of drawing views
- Automatic drawing update
- Section and detail views
- BOM tables
- Automatic table references
- And more
Communicator for BricsCAD® imports CAD and PMI data from all major CAD software and exports industry-standard 3D files, seamlessly. Communicator is an add-on module that works with BricsCAD® Pro, BIM, Mechanical and Ultimate.
Import data from popular MCAD formats such as Solidworks®, Inventor® and Creo.
Panels Bill of Materials (BOM)
Experience design freedom with a 3D workflow, not limited by predefined parts or library components.
Sheet metal design
With BricsCAD® Mechanical you can create, import, process and unfold sheet metal parts. You can also convert solid objects to sheet metal, smoothly and easily.
Tools for pipe design
Harness the power of A.I. to automatically convert your concept studies into classified BIM models (LOD 200).
Frequently asked questions
What is BricsCAD® Maintenance
BricsCAD® Maintenance is a range of high priority support and maintenance services. For purchase licence holders, Maintenance is the most cost-effective way to keep your software up to date. All minor and major updates are included during the contract period.
Why should I choose BricsCAD® instead of AutoCAD®?
BricsCAD® offers the most flexible licensing model where you can choose between new and rental licences, network or standalone. You can even mix them freely for an environment that suits you. For example, if you compare the price of BricsCAD® with AutoCAD®, a BricsCAD® rental licence costs about half of the corresponding AutoCAD® licence.
What is the free trial period for BricsCAD®?
The trial period gives you full access to BricsCAD® Ultimate, where you can test all features of BricsCAD® Lite, Pro, BIM, Mechanical and Shape. The trial licence is valid for 30 days. If you need support during the trial period, you are welcome to contact us.
How does a BricsCAD® single licence work?
A single licence is activated directly on a computer. The licence does not require access to a local network. If the licence is to be used on another computer, it needs to be deactivated and then reactivated on the new computer.
What is BricsCAD® Mechanical?
BricsCAD® Mechanical is the tool that gives you the freedom to create advanced mechanical designs. You can quickly develop complex components - individually or as a group of components. BricsCAD® Mechanical is the best choice for MCAD.
Why should I consider a Maintenance contract?
BricsCAD® Maintenance is the easiest way to get free upgrades and thus always have access to the latest software version. BricsCAD® Maintenance also includes prioritised product support.
Our single licences can be complemented by a Maintenance Agreement and the Maintenance Agreement is mandatory for network licences.
What happens if I do not renew a Maintenance contract?
If you choose not to renew your BricsCAD® Maintenance contract, you will no longer have access to priority support and software updates. However, your current BricsCAD® version will continue to work as long as your computer and/or operating system supports it.
What is a network licence?
A network licence is installed on the local network and allows multiple users to access licences. Licences are distributed by a licence server and to as many clients as the activation key allows. If a client releases its licence, it immediately becomes available to another user. Network licences require BricsCAD® Maintenance.
What is a rental agreement?
The rental option gives you access to the latest version of BricsCAD® for one year. It includes priority support and access to all updates and new versions released during the contract period.