Solid Modeling

BricsCAD® Mechanical provides a rich toolset for solid modeling, including traditional 3D modeling tools like Extrude or Subtract and intuitive Direct Editing tools like; Push/Pull, Copy Faces and powerful 3D Constraints, which allow you to adjust the shape and size of your 3D part.

3D solids tools are available on the Solid tab of the Mechanical workspace ribbon:

Tool/toolset Description
Extrude Create 3D solids from sketches.
Primitive toolset:
Box, Cylinder, Cone, Pyramid, Wedge, Sphere, and Torus
Create 3D solids directly, without underlying sketches.
Push/Pull Edit 3D solids (applied to faces and/or edges).
Copy Faces
Shell Edit 3D solids.
Boolean toolset:
Union, Subtract, Intersect, and Separate
Erase Can be applied to the whole 3D solid, and to a set of its faces forming a feature (for example a fillet or a hole).
Audit Find and fix errors in imported geometry.
Simplify Automatically recognize canonical faces (planar, cylindrical, conical, spherical, toroidal) from spline faces of your 3D solid. This is often needed before applying 3D constraints.
Stitch Stitch touching surfaces and regions, that form a watertight boundary, into a single 3D solid.
Deform toolset:
Twist, Move Point, Move Edge, and Transform Curve
Deform your 3D solid uniformly.
Smart Selection Select faces and edges of your 3D solids based on particular geometric and topological criteria, such as length, area and smoothness.
Parametrize Add 3D constraints to faces and edges of 3D solids, to align and resize them. Make your 3D part parametric.
Design Intent Automatically apply geometric 3D constraints, such as parallel, perpendicular, coaxial, and tangent.
Note: BricsCAD is a history-free modeler; it does not create parent-child dependencies between features, nor regenerates geometry on parameter change. You can embed full-blown parametric control into any 3D part (including imported ones) using 3D constraints.