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BricsCAD 15 Pro for Windows

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BricsCAD 15 Pro for WindowsBricsCAD 15 Pro for Windows is the number one alternative CAD software for the .dwg file format. It offers a complete and recognizable feature set to professional users. BricsCAD 15 Pro for Windows is highly compatible with AutoCAD and integrates online collaboration tools to exchange and sync files with colleagues and log all versions of the drawings.
This release extends BricsCAD with a refresh of the user interface, major enhancements to the intelligent Quad cursor, an optional suite for 3D interoperability, new functions for generating associative 2D and 3D views and sections from 3D models, and sheet metal design for the mechanical CAD market.
It is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Key Features

ACIS Solid Modeling Kernel
Performs fast solid modeling operations and accurate hidden line removal.
Powerful 3D Render Engine (Windows only)
BricsCAD 15 Pro for Windows has an extremely powerful rendering engine allowing to work in permanent render mode. Materials and lights can be created and edited in the Materials section of the Drawing Explorer.
Dynamic Input and Dynamic Dimensions
Dynamic Dimensions are available while creating /editing entities. With the new DYNMODE button it can be switched ON/OFF. When moving a grip point, all related dimensions are displayed in real time and can be modified on the fly with Dynamic Input.
Materials
Materials are defined by the different color settings and the settings such as glossiness, transparency, refraction index, self illumination and reflectivity. Materials can be detailed by selecting a bitmap under diffuse map and then be fine-tuned with the settings of the transparency map and the bump map. All maps then can be blended too, to get the exact look as you want.
PDF Underlay
Attach any pdf file to your drawing. You can snap to the geometry contained in the pdf.
Dynamic Blocks
You can insert dynamic blocks from your existing dynamic block libraries and adjust the custom properties and constraints in the Properties Bar.
Layer Preview
In the Layers section of the Drawing Explorer the content of each layer displays in the Preview pane.
Creation of separate Hatches
You can create separate hatches when clicking subsequent points to detect hatch boundaries or when you select multiple closed entities to be hatched.
eBridge to Vondle (optional)
eBridge starts where eTransmit ends. With the bundle BricsCAD Pro - eBridge Edition now connects to Vondle. eBridge and Vondle allow to manage, view, share, log all file versions of a CAD project and much more. eBridge connects automatically with the Vondle servers and uploads the selected files. Files already on the server are checked automatically on modifications. This is just one of the many automated processes, guaranteeing control on integrity.
Reference Editing
The Refedit tool allows to edit the content of external references (Xrefs) and block inserts from within the current drawing, which is referred to as in-place reference editing. RefEdit either works on a portion of the reference which you edit or on the entire drawing or all entities in the block. Nested blocks are detected automatically and presented in a tree view. A preview of each block or Xref helps you to select the correct object. The changes are saved back to the Xref source drawing or the block definition in the current drawing
Associative Dimensions
Dimensions are updated automatically when the geometry has changed. You can even dimension Model Space entities in Paper Space and see them being updated when you modify the entities in Model Space. Dimensions can now be linked to entity snap points such as endpoints, midpoints and perpendicular. Associative dimensioning applies to both linear and angular dimensions.
Settings Manager
In the Settings Dialog you can check or modify the current value of all settings. The settings can be viewed alphabetically or categorized, grouping related settings in a tree view. The built-in search feature lets you find settings quickly and intuitively. For each setting you get a short description, whether the setting is global or drawing specific and, if possible, a graphical preview.
Compare BricsCAD Versions
 BricsCAD
Platinum

BricsCAD Platinum
BricsCAD
Pro

BricsCAD Pro
BricsCAD
Classic

BricsCAD Classic
FilesPlatinumProClassic
Native DWG 2010 file formatYesYesYes
DWG for AutoCAD version 2.5 to 2013YesYesYes
Password protectionYesYesYes
Xrefs in-place editingYesYesYes
PDF underlayYesYesYes
Export to PDF using style tablesYesYesYes
Export to DWF 2D & 3DYesYesYes
User File ManagerYesYesYes
eTransmitYesYesYes
WORKSETS commandYesYesYes
Sheet set managerYesYesYes
Chapoo (cloud service)YesYesYes
Communicator (extended import/export)YesYesNo
InterfacePlatinumProClassic
CUI menus and toolbarsYesYesYes
Visual menu customizationYesYesYes
Industry standard commands YesYesYes
Command Line with auto completionYesYesYes
Extended Drawing ExplorerYesYesYes
Searchable Settings ManagerYesYesYes
Extended Quad cursor 2D/3DYesYesYes
Tool palettes YesYesYes
Selection, Snap & TrackPlatinumProClassic
Selection previewYesYesYes
Quick Select toolYesYesYes
ADDSELECTED commandYesYesYes
SELECTSIMILAR commandYesYesYes
Cycling through entities or subentities during selectionYesYesYes
Hot grips for multiple grip points modificationYesYesYes
eSnapYesYesYes
SnapTrack and Polar trackingYesYesYes
3DPlatinumProClassic
3D surfacesYesYesYes
ACIS viewingYesYesYes
Full ACIS modeling & editingYesYesNo
Direct modeling YesYesNo
SWEEP commandYesYesNo
Sheet metal designYesNoNo
Hardware libraryYesYesNo
Geometric 3D constraints creationYesNoNo
Geometric 3D constraints solvingYesYesNo
Design intentYesNoNo
Section planesYesYesNo
Generative draftingYesYesNo
Powerful rendering engineYesYesNo
Visual stylesYesYesNo
Walkthrough navigationYesYesYes
HELIX commandYesYesYes
MechanicalPlatinumProClassic
Mechanical browserYesNoNo
Assembly modelingYesNoNo
Assembly viewingYesYesNo
Assembly constraintsYesNoNo
Kinematic analysisYesNoNo
Bill of materials YesNoNo
DimensionsPlatinumProClassic
Dynamic dimensionsYesYesYes
Associative dimensionsYesYesYes
Association of an existing dimension to an entityYesYesYes
Dimension text in-place editingYesYesYes
Dimensional 2D constraintsYesYesYes
Dimensional 2D constraints using expressionsYesYesYes
TextPlatinumProClassic
Multi-language character setYesYesYes
In-place WYSIWYG MTEXT editorYesYesYes
MTEXT via internal or external editorYesYesYes
QLEADER commandYesYesYes
MLEADERYesYesYes
Annotative StylesYesYesYes
SpellingYesYesYes
FieldsYesYesYes
HatchPlatinumProClassic
Gradient hatchesYesYesYes
Gradient hatchesYesYesYes
HATCHEDIT commandYesYesYes
Trim/extend to hatch pattern linesYesYesYes
Raster imagesPlatinumProClassic
Raster image supportYesYesYes
Support for ECW and JPEG2000YesYesYes
Support for MrSIDYesYesYes
OtherPlatinumProClassic
Real time pan & zoomYesYesYes
Support for 3Dconnexion mouseYesYesYes
Multithreaded display regenerationYesYesYes
Non-rectangular viewportsYesYesYes
ALIGNSPACE commandYesYesYes
CONVERTPOLY commandYesYesYes
MVSETUP command YesYesYes
Preview filterYesYesYes
Layer previewYesYesYes
Layer States ManagerYesYesYes
Layer filtersYesYesYes
Multilines and multiline styles YesYesYes
Array dialogYesYesYes
Block insertion from drawingYesYesYes
Block attribute definition managerYesYesYes
Block attribute redefinitionYesYesYes
Dynamic blocks supportYesYesYes
Dynamic inputYesYesYes
Dynamic UCSYesYesYes
Geometric 2D constraintsYesYesYes
Edit properties of multiple entitiesYesYesYes
Tables and table styles YesYesYes
SOLPROF commandYesYesNo
FLATSHOT commandYesYesNo
User Profiles ManagerYesYesYes
PrintingPlatinumProClassic
CTB & STB style table filesYesYesYes
PC3 printer configuration filesYesYesYes
Import & editing of page setupsYesYesYes
PUBLISH commandYesYesYes
Shade plot for paperspace and modelspace viewportsYesYesYes
Layout printing with combinations of viewports and different visual stylesYesYesYes
Printer calibrationYesYesYes
ProgrammingPlatinumProClassic
ActiveX, including in-place editingYesYesYes
Entity data editorYesYesYes
Script recorderYesYesYes
Full LISP support with vl-, vlr-, vla- and vlax- supportYesYesYes
LISP encryptionYesYesYes
Solutions Development System (SDS/ADS)YesYesYes
DCL engineYesYesYes
COM APIYesYesYes
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)YesYesNo
VBA DVB projects supportYesYesNo
.NETYesYesNo
BRX (Bricscad Runtime eXtension)YesYesNo
TX (Teigha eXtensions)YesYesYes
CUI menu files supportYesYesYes
Legacy menu MNU and MNS file supportYesYesYes
API for toolbar and menu customizationYesYesYes
LicensingPlatinumProClassic
SingleYesYesYes
All-InYesYesYes
eBridgeYesYesYes
NetworkYesYesYes
VolumeYesYesYes
AcademicYesYesYes
PlatinumProClassic

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