CSiXCAD, from Computers and Structures, Inc., is a plug-in for Autodesk® AutoCAD® and Bricsys® BricsCAD® that facilitates documenting in AutoCAD and BricsCAD the design of building stuctures analyzed in ETABS® or SAP2000® and keeps track of design revisions.
Drawing Generation Plug-in for AutoCAD® and BricsCAD®
CSiXCAD maintains a complete BIM model in the CAD software and can generate:
- Floor Plans
- 3D Models
In addition, with models designed in ETABS, CSiXCAD can generate:
- Beam and Column Schedules
- Beam Reinforcement Elevations
- Wall Reinforcement Plans
- Wall Reinforcement Elevations
- Slab Reinforcement Plans
Data in the CSiXCAD BIM model is defined only once and any changes to a structural item in a drawing are reflected on all drawings where that item is shown.
CSiXCAD eliminates the need to manually transfer data and markups to CAD engineers and automatically generates an initial set of drawings that can then be customized and refined using CAD. When the engineer later makes changes to the original design model, CSiXCAD can compare the contents of its BIM model with the modified design model, and either import all changes or only selected changes. Previous edits made to the drawings in CSiXCAD are maintained, and a report listing the changes is generated.
CSiXCAD is a new software product and requires a separate license. ETABS or SAP2000 must be installed and licensed on the same machine where CSiXCAD is being used when transferring data.