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New 3D modelling software has been launched for architects and engineers

Belgian design software provider Bricsys® has launched a new free 3D conceptual modelling tool called BricsCAD Shape for architects and engineers.

The software aims to speed up and streamline schematic design and presentation work, including features such as the ‘Shape’ tool that can be used to create walls, slabs and structural elements. Direct modelling features allows users to drag, connect, push/pull and extrude, while all connections are automatically mitred.

It comes with a library of materials and 3D component, including a collection of doors and windows, as well as allowing for the creation of custom versions.

BricsCAD Shape is CAD-accurate from the start, the firm says, explaining that it creates solid models, stored in industry-standard DWG – just like BricsCAD BIM.

“The Bricsys BIM workflow starts in 3D with Shape, and stays in 3D – speeding 2D construction documentation,” said a release about the new software.

Bricsys® is a Belgian company brought to the market under the BricsCAD® brand. It is headed by Erik de Keyser, an architect and long-time CAD entrepreneur, who has been developing CAD software for over 20 years.

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