Powerful 3D Modeling tools
BricsCAD Shape lets you create anything, with the power of BricsCAD’s direct modeling engine. Sculpt your ideas immediately in free-form solids. Start with 3D primitives, then push & pull faces and edges by simply moving your mouse. Key in dimensions as required. You can also sketch 2D profiles and extrude, sweep or revolve them into 3D solids.
Smart architectural tools
BricsCAD Shape is the perfect concept modeler to quickly create architectural prototypes. Create 3D building layouts with Quickdraw. Generate custom stairs automatically. Insert parametric windows and doors to go from massing model to building model in record time.
Work on-line or off-line
Other free modeling products run in a browser and need an internet connection to run. After you download BricsCAD Shape, it installs and runs on your PC or Mac. No need for an internet connection to create your best designs wherever you go.
Direct command access
BricsCAD’s unique Quad cursor is a “head-up” command palette that appears on your screen and displays tool icons, based on the entity beneath your cursor. The Quad predicts your command usage and offers one-click access to the command you’ll need next.
The Manipulator gives you direct access to move, rotate, scale and mirror faces, edges and shapes. It gives you the power of multiple commands in a single, intuitive tool without needing to select commands!
Present Your Ideas
Sharing your designs has never been easier. BricsCAD Shape is a great way to share your designs, with visual styles and material definitions. Create, share, modify and make your ideas real with one, free product – BricsCAD Shape.
BricsCAD Shape lets you create 3D concepts and prototypes for architecture, mechanical assemblies, 3D printing, and more. Your designs are saved in DWG, and they open directly in any CAD tool that supports the DWG standard, like BricsCAD Pro, BIM and Mechanical.
Import directly from Trimble SketchUp
When you import SKP files into BricsCAD Shape, they are automatically sitched into solids. BricsCAD Shape supports the latest versions of SKP files for import.
The perfect start for BricsCAD BIM
Anything you design in BricsCAD Shape will open directly in BricsCAD BIM for classification and detailing. Develop your designs with Propagate and AutoMatch workflows and get to construction documentation faster and easier than you'd imagine.
Shape opens & saves DWG
BricsCAD Shape is based on the .dwg file format, just like BricsCAD. The models you create in Shape can be opened in any .dwg-based CAD system. You can also open and save .dxf files for collaboration with vector-based applications like Adobe Illustrator and many CNC machine tool programming products.