BricsCAD Mechanical provides a rich toolset to generate drawing views from 3D models of parts and assemblies.
Drawings views are created in the paper space of the same .dwg file and the 3D model is created in model space. Drawing views can be annotated using dimensions, leaders, text and tables. Views and annotations are updated when the associative 3D model is changed.
The tools to generate, update and annotate drawing views are presented on the Annotate ribbon tab of the Mechanical workspace:
Vista Base genera viste associative assonometriche ed ortogonali di un modello solido 3D in un layout dello spazio carta.
Viste Proiettate genera viste proiettate aggiuntive da una vista di disegno esistente.
Section View creates a cross-section view based on a standard drawing view generated by the ViewBase command in a paper space layout.
Il comando Vista Dettaglio crea una vista di dettaglio di una porzione di una vista standard generata, con una scala di disegno più grande.
Edit View allows you to change the scale and the hidden line visibility of drawing views.
Aggiorna Viste aggiorna una selezione di viste di disegno ottenute da VISTABASE e VISTASEZIONE quando VIEWUPDATEAUTO = 0.
Export Views exports the content of drawing views, obtained by the ViewBase and ViewSection commands, to the Model Space of the drawing or to a new drawing.
Draft-quality drawing views
By default, BricsCAD generates precise (high-quality) drawing views for any 3D model. The edges of such views (including silhouette edges) are represented by 2D entities; lines, circles, arcs and splines. The generation of precise views for a large number of 3D entities can take a significant amount of time. This is because every silhouette edge must be approximated with an analytical 2D curve.
You can significantly reduce the time needed to generate drawing views by changing the DRAWINGVIEWQUALITY setting to 0. This enables draft-quality drawing views. Such drawing views are internally represented as 3D solids, which makes it impossible to put annotations on their silhouette edges. However, they look very similar to a precise (high-quality) drawing view and you can use them to quickly create layouts. A draft-quality drawing view can be switched to a high-quality drawing view using its "Geometry" property (change it from "Draft" to "2D").