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Title: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: alanjt on August 26, 2020, 02:30:18 PM
It was brought to my attention recently about civil options within Bricscad, as an affordable alternative to Civil 3D. I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with using Bricscad on a civil level.
Title: Re: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: Rod on August 26, 2020, 06:13:15 PM
We mostly use Autocad Civil in the office but also have Civil Site Design. I intend to explore the Bricscad + Civil Site Design as an alternative option in the future and I'm also interested in hearing anyones experience/thoughts on Bricscad on a civil level.
Title: Re: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: MSTG007 on August 27, 2020, 10:05:54 AM
I have not looked that much into it. Is it more like what Carlson Software? (Where there are a bunch of extra files that are linked to the DWG)?
Title: Re: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: Rod on August 27, 2020, 06:00:54 PM
I'm not familiar with Carlson, but yes it stores additional files in a seperate folder. From my little experience with it, it seems quite impressive.
Title: Re: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: dgorsman on August 27, 2020, 11:10:34 PM
Does the "extra files" method work with EDMS systems that automatically create local copies of DWG when they are checked out for editing?
Title: Re: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: cadtag on August 28, 2020, 07:04:04 PM
That would require an EDMS that was designed to accommodate the additional related/required files.  No different tha handling Xref DWGs or DGN references -- the EDMS has to be designed to deal with that.

Title: Re: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: dgorsman on August 29, 2020, 02:34:15 PM
That's one of the problems I've run across trying to implement EDMS - those tasked with selecting/rolling it out only think about the DWG/drawing files and not any of the extras, like Navisworks NWC cache files.  They regenerate automatically so it might not be such a big deal, but when you're looking at a full plant with tens of thousands of objects just opening it takes a lot less with the NWC already generated.
Title: Re: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: alanjt on August 31, 2020, 08:48:01 AM
Been doing a bit of reading on it and I think I'm going to request a demo.
Will report back.
Title: Re: Bricscad vs. Civil 3D
Post by: BIGAL on September 07, 2020, 08:57:34 PM
alanjt they refer to 71 options could only find 43 descriptions. Would like to see a full list.

Not sure if it does road designs, drainage, sewer etc.

Like others here Civil Site Design works great with Bricscad can get a trial, the company behind the software has been doing it since the 80's. Lots of video tutorials new ones being added all the time. https://civilsitedesign.com/