By DE Editors
Bricsys has announced Bricscad V11 Platinum for Windows, a new version enabling 3D parametric solid modeling for users who want to work both in 2D and 3D without leaving the .dwg environment.
Bricscad V11 Platinum adds six new tool pallets to Bricscad. Primitives such as box, cylinder, cone, sphere, torus and wedge are available together with extrude, revolve and sweep operations. By combining these through Boolean operations—union, subtract, intersect—the user can form complex composite solid shapes.
The Bricscad Platinum "X-Solids" environment captures the history of solids as they are created, allowing parametric editing of these solids at any time. Any primitive parameter can be changed, even after the primitives have been combined into a composite shape. Primitives within composites can be moved, copied, rotated, deleted and more while still within the composite solid. Fillets and chamfers can be resized or removed, slices can be moved or deleted, and Boolean operations can be undone one step at a time or all at once.
Bricscad Platinum users can create 2D geometry from single or multiple solids via the "QuickDraw" utility. QuickDraw automatically creates and aligns 2D geometry for up to 10 views at once.
All files—both 3D and 2D—are based natively on the .dwg file format. The ACIS kernel built into Bricscad Pro and Platinum performs fast solid modeling operations and accurate hidden line removal.
For more information, visit Bricsys.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.